'NFL' Mag Shuts Down
It's game over for NFL Magazine after just four issues. Dauphin Media Group will cease publishing the mag with the April issue.
A spokesman's statements about the shutdown -- NFL was a "viable product" and "well received by fans," he says -- doesn't clarify what the problem was.
Writer Nat Ives has some ideas, though, from the less-than-robust performance of the magazine business this year, to the fact that "it wasn't clear yet whether fans wanted a league-owned print treatment, one that might not be able to criticize the head office or star players on subjects such as concussions or bad behavior off the field."