SBD/Closing Bell

Quick Hits....

"It took off right away, to the point that I’m going to be able to do this full-time and it’s just a matter of how many races I can get to, based on the budget of the site. If it keeps going like this, I’ll probably try to bring on some other contributors" – Motorsports writer Jeff Gluck, on leaving his job at USA Today to start his own crowdfunded website (CJR.org, 3/27).

"We urge you to resolve this dispute quickly to ensure that the USA Women’s National Hockey Team receives equitable resources. These elite athletes indeed deserve fairness and respect, and we hope you will be a leader on this issue as women continue to push for equality in athletics" – Fourteen U.S. Senators in a letter to USA Hockey, on the NGB's dispute with its women's national team (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 3/27).

"What I’m trying to do is take something that’s so raw and compelling to a very core audience, and see what other forms it can take. The PPV was a great example of how we can harness the best of Barstool Sports, and not change it in any way, but bring it to a new medium" – Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini, on the site presenting a PPV stream of one of its employees competing in a boxing tournament to more than 12,500 viewers (DIGIDAY.com, 3/27).
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