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NFL.com Fantasy League Offering SB Tickets to Winner, only $2250 to Enter

A familiar complaint about the Super Bowl is that the neutral-site venue and exorbitant ticket prices assure that average diehard fans are priced out of the market, while fat-cat casual fans and corporate suits fill the seats. Doing their part to further this dynamic is NFL.com, which is giving away a four-day, three-night deluxe package for two including Super Bowl tickets, $500 cash and free travel accommodations to the winner of their “Ultimate Experience” fantasy game. The big catch? You need to pony up $2250 to enter the 10-person league.

Personally, I can’t quite afford it. But even if I could, why would I want to? Why would I spend that much cash just for the chance to win Super Bowl tickets, some cash, some tickets to some clinics, and a few gift bags — all of which has a retail value of $9500? If I had $2250, I think I’d take the safer bet and just buy the tickets outright beforehand (as long as they’re not from Jerry Jones and the seats actually exist).

NFL.com has a series of different fantasy games you can enter, all with varying fees and prizes. In one league, you pay $5 and win — wait for it — an official on-field flag. In another, pay $20 for the chance to win an authentic autographed football. I guess it’s better than nothing. Still, it’d have been nice to see a random drawing or something that allowed average people to enter leagues that rewarded them with Super Bowl tickets — instead of hoping some rich guys are going to fork over $2250 for the chance to win $9500 after a 16-week fantasy season.

So far the league has one entrant.

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The Bleacher Report Five Discuss Their New Gigs

The five new hires of Bleacher Report all wrote introductions for their new sports home. Below are excerpts:

Bethlehem Shoals, NBA Lead Writer – Sometimes I wonder how many critics bagging on Bleacher Report’s approach or content actually ever look at the site – or their own. Slideshows are everywhere now; maybe a lot of writers here are still learning their craft, but there are plenty of name bloggers and columnists who could stand to go back to school. What’s more, this place knows it has to get better. They brought in King Kaufman to help their writers; when Harvard’s Nieman Lab does a story on the program, you know it’s being taken seriously. I regularly get emails asking for career advice, tips on how to break into the business. They could do far worse than to start out at a place that can guarantee them eyeballs; get input from King that will help them as writers; and learn about what people really want to read in a way that doesn’t limit their options. Oh, and start to get paid while they’re figuring it out. Read more

Mark Heisler, Jerry Crowe Laid Off At LA Times

One of the best NBA writers in the business, Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times, was laid off Wednesday.

Also getting the boot during this latest round of layoffs was sports columnist Jerry Crowe.

Both men had been at the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years.

NBA Players Locked Out, NBA.com Goes Old School

The NBA has locked out its players, and as a result NBA.com looks mighty different than usual. Picture pods that would normally feature Kobe Bryant or LeBron James instead feature NBA commissioner David Stern, along with some classic shots of John Stockton and the Milwaukee Bucks.

The headlines feature league officials, coaches and former players, but no current NBA stars are mentioned by name.

SBNation has a good roundup of what is on the team websites.

NFL Network Goes To Broadway For Opening Intro

If you’re flipping past the NFL Network this weekend and see someone resembling Vince Lombardi, it’s Broadway actor Dan Lauria.

Lauria, who currently stars in the play Lombardi, will open each weekend of NFL Playoff coverage with a special monologue, starting with NFL GameDay Morning on Saturday at 12:00 ET.

If I didn’t know better, I would have just assumed I landed on ESPN if I came across this shtick. A very unique way for the NFL Network to open their playoff coverage with.