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Video: K-State AD goes Chillin 4 Charity, challenges Mississippi State to come to Manhattan

The Chillin' 4 Charity meme - which FootballScoop proudly helped get off the ground - is still running strong in college athletics. For those unfamiliar, Chillin' 4 Charity is a promotional tool for the Kay Yow Foundation to raise attention and money for its fight to end women's cancers. A coach or administrator gets dunked, makes a donation, and then challenges friends at other schools to do the same. And on and on it goes. 

Kansas State athletic director John Currie's Chillin' 4 Charity video is one of the best we've seen yet. He challenges three fellow ADs, brags on Kansas State's athletes and its cancer research department, takes his medicine like a champ, and then challenges his friend Mississippi State athletics director Scott Stricklin to bring his team to Manhattan. 


Update: It's happening!

If their Twitter accounts are to be believed, Kansas State and Mississippi State will play a home-and-home later this decade.

This video capturing the spirit of the SEC is epic

The good folks over at Saturday Down South have put together this video honoring the spirit and tradition of the SEC, and it is absolutely epic.

The national title streak may have ended, but the SEC's reign as the king of some of the best hype videos in college football is solidified with this addition.

"The pride of the SEC isn't derived from a score. It's defined by a sense of community, and a fiery passion impossible to extinguish. It's about believing, no matter the odds. We are capable of anything."

Video: Northwestern got a surprise team building exercise at 7am yesterday

Northwestern players showed up for their usual 7am workout yesterday, and left with a new appreciation for the military, a stronger team bond, and every player left covered from head to toe in sand.

That's because Pat Fitzgerald and the strength staff decided to surprise the team with a military-style team building session. They showed up expecting a regular grueling workout, and instead got pushed beyond what their body and mind had previously thought possible. 

These military style workouts are popular for coutless programs around the country, but completely blindsiding your team with it is a nice touch. One reason I really like it is that it allows you to see how guys respond to adversity, and with three of their first four games against Cal, Northern Illinois and Penn State, that could prove to be very valuable.

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The NFL distributed $6 billion in revenue in 2013

The NFL divvied up more than $6 billion in revenue over the 2013 season, according to documents released by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. The Packers are the NFL's only publicly-owned team, and are thus required to release financial figures.

Split 32 ways, each NFL team took home $187.7 million last season alone from television, sponsorship and retail sales. And we in college sports drop our jaws when the Big Ten announces it will soon dispurse $40 million to its 14 members.

At $6 billion, the NFL took in nearly enough revenue to buy the entire GDP of the nation of Guinea. 

The NFL's revenues are up 56 percent - and that's after adjusting for inflation - since 2006 (and up 4.3 percent from 2012 alone) according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. The numbers will only climb higher as television rights continue to skyrocket. CBS's new Thursday Night package, costing nearly $300 million for only eight games, kicks in this year. DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package, worth $1 billion a year, expires after this season.

This fall, the NFL's salary cap rises from $124 million to $133 million. Now let's consider that each of the NFL's 32 franchises will rake in $156 million - close to $5 billion total - from its contracts with Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, DirecTV and its radio partners. That's a net gain of more than $30 million before the league sells a single sponsorship or jersey. 

Let's all remember this the next time there's a lockout.

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