According to Sports Business Journal, the NFL decided to suspend publication of its monthly publication NFL Magazine following only four issues.
The reasoning behind the magazine’s demise was not made clear in an article from Ad Age MediaWorks:
Subscriptions and ad support weren’t the problem, according to spokesman, who said the league might revisit a magazine of its own in the future. “The magazine was well received by fans,” he said. “It was clear to us that it was a viable product.”
But if it was so viable, why was it stopped?
Maybe no one was looking forward to seeing an article published about Gregg Williams, Sean Payton, and the Saints; or perhaps, there was question over whether a league-backed magazine could be successful while serving as nothing more than a glorified propaganda piece.
Whatever the reason, save that inaugural issue of NFL Magazine with Tim Tebow on the cover. It appears it’ll be a collector’s item.
The final issue will be its April edition.
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