Quote of the Day
"The winner will be either the Giants, the Ravens or Pat Buchanan." David Letterman, on Tampa hosting Super Bowl XXXV ("Late Show," CBS, 1/17).
Reebok will debut its new TV ad campaign centered around Venus Williams during the first episode of "Survivor II" after the Super Bowl. Called "Defy convention," the ads will show Williams in "genteel environs." Meanwhile, "strategically placed stitches" make Venus' outfit "less controversial" for her second-round match at the Australian Open. Also, Venus teams with sister Serena, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras for guest appearance on "The Simpsons." See (#1).
IGNITE GETS $17M SPARK
Chicago-based Ignite Sports Media secures $17M in third round of financing. (#17)
A GREAT WESTERN FORUM (#6)
L.A. media writers speak out about Fox Sports' "Regional Sports Report."
EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL (#12)
NFL owners vote 29-1 to share visiting-team portion of gate revenues beginning in '02.
WILL THIS BID BE GOLDEN? (#14)
CO ski exec George Gillett latest name floated as suitor of Canadiens and Molson Centre.
Campbell's inks reported ten- year, $3M naming-rights deal for new NJ ballpark. (#19)
BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING
NHL/NHLPA selects Joan Parker, who becomes first female arbitrator in North American pro sports. (#25)
NOT HORSING AROUND ANYMORE
Three months after defecting from the NTRA, Magna Entertainment Chair Frank Stronach brings his seven tracks back into fold. (#13)