Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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JIMMY JOHNSON will appear on next Monday's episode of "Coach." Johnson, on how he felt about acting: "I was a lot more comfortable on the football field than when I am acting" ("Extra," 2/16)....MICHAEL JORDAN's restaurant in Chicago reports that sales are down about $1M on an annualized basis. Food sales in '94 were $7M while merchandise sales totalled $2.5M (CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS, 2/13 issue)....Skier TOMMY MOE is profiled in today's WALL STREET JOURNAL. Moe: "One week, I'm on the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, the next week after the Olympics, no one sees me anymore" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/17).