SBD/Closing Bell

Quick Hits....

"I remember when negotiations would begin, the networks would say, 'There's no way they are getting that kind of money.' They always would" – Former USA Today media columnist Rudy Martzke, on the increasing rights fees in sports (SHERMANREPORT.com, 5/20).

"Sleep Train continues to be committed to the Sacramento region and the Kings and will be working with the ownership group to do that in the best way possible. This may or may not include a naming rights sponsorship of the new arena" – The Sleep Train Inc. founder Dale Carlsen, in an e-mailed statement (BIZJOURNALS.com, 5/20).

"My mother said to be sure to apologize for all of the tasteless promotions we've had over the years, but there's not enough time" – St. Paul Saints co-Owner Mike Veeck, on the team's historically wacky promotions (Minneapolis-St. Paul BUSINESS JOURNAL, 5/17 issue).
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