Eli Nachmany is the Managing Editor (Print) of the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law and a rising second-year student at Harvard Law School (Class of 2022). Madden NFL is not going anywhere. This week, the National Football League (“NFL”) and the NFL … [Read more...] about Six More Years of Turducken: EA Sports and NFL agree to extend Madden until 2026
After Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended its 2019-20 season indefinitely. The move has major implications for the league’s broadcast partners, who stand to lose a serious … [Read more...] about Forced Blackout: What Contract Law Tells Us About Coronavirus and the NBA Broadcast Deals
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the National Football League (NFL) is considering some changes to its playoff structure in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL’s CBA could be finalized as soon as next week, and it appears that the biggest change will be … [Read more...] about Lucky 7s: NFL Looks to Expand Playoffs to Seven Teams per Conference in New CBA
Disney has unleashed a wave of takedown notices targeting vendors who are selling merchandise featuring “Baby Yoda,” the viral breakout character from its new streaming series, The Mandalorian, on DIY sales site, Etsy. The studio becomes the latest company to struggle to protect … [Read more...] about Disney Extends “Baby Yoda” Infringement Battle on Etsy Website
Another NFL season, another chance that (as of the start of Week 15) an 8-8 or 7-9 makes it into the playoffs (and hosts a game on Wild Card weekend). One of the Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia Eagles will take the NFC East title this season, and it is possible that a record under … [Read more...] about A Wild Card Proposal: Should the NFL Get Rid of Divisions and Change its Playoff Format?