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Val Pinchbeck

Val Pinchbeck was as instrumental in the growth of the National Football League as any commissioner. As the NFL’s vice president of broadcasting, Pinchbeck spent four decades smoothing relationships between the increasingly powerful NFL and its growing number of broadcast partners, while quietly solving the league’s scheduling puzzle with expertise unmatched by man or machine. [...]

Deane Beman

The only modern-era professional player to become commissioner of his own sport, Deane Beman brought a unique perspective to the office that forever changed the PGA Tour. Named the Tour’s second commissioner in 1974 — at age 35 — Beman maintained the sport’s traditions while infusing it with a financial savvy that made the PGA [...]