No. 48: Brian Rolapp

Brian Rolapp has a long job title—president and CEO of NFL Network, and EVP/Media for the NFL—and he’s made a major gamble that America wants to watch football games on their phones. Rolapp helped steer the NFL to the 10-game Twitter deal, largely because he loves Twitter’s mobility and America’s devotion to using it everywhere. He also split the Thursday night games between CBS and NBC. Big decision year for the rising star in the league office.

— Peter King

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