SBD/Issue 73/Front Page
Published January 5, 2005
Despite USC blowout, ABC earns 14.7/23 overnight Nielsen for Orange Bowl, up 2%
BofA to pay $2-3M to get out of remaining years on FleetCenter naming-rights deal.
NFL puts kibosh on Jacksonville’s plan for Super Bowl viewing parties; De La Hoya staging first in possible series of fight cards around NFL’s annual event.
NASCAR working with various partners on first-ever unified branded marketing campaign.
Gilbert calls gambling involvement a “youthful indiscretion,” unconcerned about effect on Cavs’ purchase.
Bowlen makes latest suggestion that some NFL games could shift to NFL Network.
Pepsi pulls Beckham’s surf- themed ad in wake of tsunami.
Sporting News selects Tagliabue as most powerful person in sports.
Evel, See No Evel
Dismissal of Knievels’ libel suit against ESPN upheld by U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Latest Buzz?
K.C. STAR reports Hornets rumored to be relocation candidate for new Sprint Center.
Churchill Downs president says Kentucky Derby could search for sponsor to help fund purse increases.