ESPN On Sling TV Gets Mixed Reviews ESPN, NFL Want CFP To Change Dates Veteran ESPN Exec John Walsh Set To Retire ESPN Likes Broadcasting Pro Bowl From SB Site CFP Audience Sets Cable TV Audience Record CFP Finale Sets Cable TV Ratings Record ESPN's "Film Room" Again Gets Rave Reviews Media Roundtable Talks CFP Expectations ESPN Details Multichannel CFP Title Game Coverage Ads For CFP Title Game Costlier Than For BCS Version
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Published March 5, 1998
Fanzz, the licensed product chain owned by the Jazz, added four stores in NM to bring its store count to 26 (SGB, 2/25 issue)....A second Brett Favre Steakhouse is being proposed for Green Bay (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 3/5). ...In L.A., Denise Gellene reviews ESPNews promo spots around "The Rick," the "grubby sports fan" who talks about his sports memorabilia collection: "The Rick comes off as a genuine sportsaholic. But his obsession lacks the zany quality of sports fanatics depicted in ads for other ESPN services. It seems The Rick needs to get a life -- or at least a shower" (L.A. TIMES, 3/5)....Callaway Golf President & CEO Donald Dye said that despite the preliminary ruling allowing Spalding to ship its new golf balls marketed around Callaway's Big Bertha, "we are confident that we will prevail once we have the opportunity to present our evidence to the court at the appropriate time" (Callaway).