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CNBC Tackles Fantasy Football

All this week CNBC’s sports business reporter Darren Rovell will be presenting segments, dubbed “Fantasy Fortune,” about the business of fantasy football. Rovell’s reports, which kicked off today, will air during “Squawk Box” in the morning and “Power Lunch” mid-day.

Check out the first report after the jump.

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College Football Reporter Jenn Brown Moonlighting as Beer Saleswoman

Jenn BrownESPN college football reporter Jenn Brown has landed a new gig on the side(line): selling beer. Brown has been named “The new face” of Icehouse Beer, owned by MillerCoors, and will appear in marketing and advertising materials for the product through December 2011.

Based on her surely authentic canned quote from the press release, Brown really, really loves Icehouse:

“Icehouse doesn’t take itself too seriously,” said Brown. “It’s like a loyal friend who’s always having fun and knows that time spent with buddies should never be less than great… and never watered down. And what’s better than watching football with an ice-cold Icehouse?”

On-air talent endorse products all the time. Any Mets fan could tell you that Just For Men hair coloring treatments have the stamp of approval from Keith Hernandez. The problem here is that Brown covers college sports, where many of the hardcore fans may be under 21. Read more