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In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the sold out show

Jesse Lawrence If the Redskins and Warriors signaled a shift away from the sellout era in sports, Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour did the same for music. Having wrapped up earlier this month, Reputation finished as the highest grossing US Tour in history, despite a flurry of articles lambasting the artist for not selling out many shows.  Ironically, it turns out that the most important factor in her record-breaking success was exactly that: not selling out. Rather than a lack of demand, these unsold tickets for high-profile events are the result…

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New York Jets Co-Owner: Ill Pay the Fines for My Players Who Kneel During Anthem

Shortly after the NFL announced new rules punishing teams for kneeling on-field during the national anthem, New York Jets co-owner and chairman Christopher Johnson announced that he will cover any of his players fines should they decide to kneel. Do I prefer that they stand? Of course. But I understand if they felt the need to protest,

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Director Adam McKay taking a knee during NFL season until a team signs Colin Kaepernick

Hollywood director Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” “The Big Short”) isn’t new to helping lump politics and sports together, and Colin Kaepernick remaining a free agent after the Miami Dolphins took a pass on the Fidel Castro supporter has angered the SNL writing staff alum: If Kaepernick is black balled I have to boycott NFL. Love football but banning a guy for using Constitutional right to protest=anti-American — Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 6, 2017 McKay got plenty of support, such as this: I agree. Shutting off all #NFL stuff (taking…

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