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NFL exec says tix demand strong despite market softness

Super Bowl XLV tickets are held outside Cowboys

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Experts in the secondary ticket market have noted extreme softness in Super Bowl prices over the past week, with asking and purchase prices falling to levels not seen in more than a decade.

Asked about the reported phenomenon Monday NFL executive VP Eric Grubman had this to say:

"The secondary market is very strong. If you look at it from one day to the next you’re going to see things...

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Jonathan Tisch defends Super Bowl's economic impact

From left to right: New York City First

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Jonathan Tisch, the Giants' treasurer and co-chair of the Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee, on Monday defended charges from economists and others that the economic impact estimates for the event are grossly overinflated.

Tisch said the estimate of $550 million to $600 million in economic activity is based on a variety of factors, including that this historically is a slow time of year for...

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Super Bowl ticket prices are plummeting

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks with reporters

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It appears the Chicken Little predictions for weather doom this weekend might have been overstated, but the sky does indeed seem to be falling on the market for Super Bowl tickets.

According to Seat Geek, which aggregates prices on the secondary market, prices paid since the day after the conference championship games have dropped by more than 40 percent.

The site believes this year's...

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Super Bowl ticket prices sink

The original 1967 Vince Lombardi Trophy has arrived

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Even with long-range forecasts now calling for slightly less ridiculously cold temperatures than what the New York area currently is experiencing, prices for Super Bowl XLVIII tickets are starting to sink on the secondary market.

According to the resale site aggregator TiqIQ.com, the average asking price as of Friday was $3,566.78, down 11 percent from Sunday morning.

The lowest price...

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NBC set for hockey double dip at Yankee Stadium

Sports commentator Doc Emrick waves to fans as

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Sure, it would have been an added layer of cool to stage an NHL game at the original Yankee Stadium, but for NBC there are undeniable benefits to the move across 161st Street.

Producer Sam Flood said that as historic as Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are, Yankee Stadium’s modernity makes it far easier to produce a telecast. Unlike Fenway and Wrigley, he said, “This place was built once television...

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Fox producer: Richard Sherman interview was getting 'dangerous'

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman holds up the George

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Come tomorrow the countdown to Super Bowl XLVIII will be into the single digits of days, but in the meantime there is much typing and talking to do.

Today I killed two cordless phone batteries and risked some vintage, 1990s-style RSI in my hands with three interviews plus two Fox conference calls totaling about 100 minutes.

All good, though. Who has it better than those of us who get...

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Michael Kay simulcast starts on YES Feb. 3

?????Broadcaster and voice of the Yankees Michael Kay

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The YES Network made official Thursday what long had been expected: That Michael Kay's ESPN New York radio program will be simulcast on YES starting Feb. 3.

That will be the day after WFAN's Mike Francesa concludes his run at the station with his Super Bowl Sunday morning show.

Francesa and his former partner, Chris Russo, had their show simulcast on YES since the network's inception...

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A sampling of Super Bowl prop bets

Wilson Sporting Goods will ship 108 footballs from

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Will Renee Fleming wear gloves when she sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2? And if she does, what color will they be.

On their own, these are among the more ridiculous questions you'll come across during Super Bowl week. But, in the context of Super Bowl prop bets, well, they're just as ridiculous, but at least there's now an element of interest for some of you.


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Carl Banks says Bill Parcells offered cash for takedown of Eric Dickerson

Carl Banks looks on during a ceremony before

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On the season premiere of MSG's "Four Courses with JB Smoove" Wednesday night (after the Knicks game) former Giants linebacker Carl Banks tells the group about a bounty of sorts that Bill Parcells offered for a takedown of the Rams' Eric Dickerson in 1984.

“Bill says, 'You’re gonna start against Eric,'" Banks says on the show. "We didn’t know how we were going to stop him,...

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Michael Kay soon will say 'yes' to YES

Yankees play-by-play man Michael Kay calls Hartsdale home.

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With WFAN's Mike Francesa winding down his long simulcast run on YES - his final show will be Super Bowl Sunday morning - the network is poised to make official what long has been expected:

That Francesa's afternoon drive time counterpart at ESPN Radio, Michael Kay, will take over most of that time slot, effective Feb. 3.

The announcement could come as early as Thursday.


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