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Posted on: October 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Football In America: From A Coal Miner’s Game To A Multi-Billion-dollar Business


The National Football League is the premier sport in the United States. But it always wasn’t that way. Join us November 2 at 7PM as Evan Weiner takes us back to the days when the NFL was a mom and pop store operation with the players and others who witnessed the league’s growth first hand. The game started in the coal mines in western Pennsylvania and is a multi-billion-dollar business today. Journalist Evan Weiner, who started his career in Rockland County at WRKL Radio at the age of 15 in 1971 as well as working with the Nyack Journal News. 

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Evan Weiner started his career as a sports commentator on WRKL Radio, Rockland County at the age of 15.  He is among a very small number of people who cover the politics and business of sports and how that relationship affects not only sports fans but non-sports fans as well.  He has a daily podcast called “The Politics of Sports Business” as well as a daily video podcast. He has been a regular on Talk Sports London and writes for The Guardian, a U.K. newspaper.   He has appeared as a TV pundit on MSNBC, NewsMax, and ABC.  He is the author of eight books and is a frequent college speaker. He won the 2010 Ronald Reagan Media Award from the United States Sports Academy.

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