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NFL Franchisees Pay Their Commissioner Well

FootballWhen franchisees direct things, they can pay their chief well. Take for example, the National Football League, where billionaire franchisees hire a commissioner to police the teams on behalf of the collective franchisees and to build value to the NFL brand. Their current commissioner is Roger Goodell.

Is Tom Brady and NE Patriots vs. the NFL a Typical Franchisor Power Play?

The battle between New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and the NFL is reminiscence to me of a struggle that is played out everyday in Franchising. The management team of the NFL (franchisor) is flexing their muscles to prove that they are more powerful than any one player/team (franchisee).

Fan Favorite NFL Teams in 2014; Ray Rice Domestic Violence Hurts NFL

Anyone up on the news can't have missed the fact that the start of the National Football League's season was overshadowed by the release of a video of Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, punching his fiancée in the face. Wow. Talk about unsportsmanlike conduct!

FranAd Bowl 2013; Pre-Super Bowl Ads

NEW ORLEANS — It is Super Bowl Sunday, time for Blue MauMau's annual FranAd Bowl. This year two rival sports franchises are coached by brothers John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers.

Franchising Can Learn a Lesson from Great NFL Coaches

Franchisors and franchisees can benefit from the leadership style and management skills of the NFL’s great coaches.Being an avid sports fan, I’ve had the benefit of watching professional football for a number of years.

Raiders Owner Al Davis Dies

Today's Oakland Raider's website

One of the National Football League's most enigmatic franchise owners, Al Davis, died today at the age of 82. The Oakland Raiders website says the Raider family will issue a statement later today.

Franchisees Richardson & Jones Instrumental in Resolving NFL Lockout

Is there something special about leadership developed at the franchisee-level?

FranAds of Super Bowl XLV

Volks Wagon's Darth Vader Super Bowl commercial, photo via YouTube

ARLINGTON, Texas — It's Super Bowl XLV, time for the annual FranAd Bowl.

NFL Franchises among Hardest Working

The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints, two business format franchises, face off this Sunday in Miami’s Landshark Stadium for the Super Bowl. What few fans realize is the degree to which football franchises push their employees to work longer hours when compared to other sport franchises.