Quote of the Day

align="center">“Tony Hawk wouldn’t be Tony Hawk if he had a swoosh on head to toe.”

— Tony Hawk Inc. COO Pat Hawk, on the skateboarder’s selection of endorsements (BUSINESSWEEK, 11/13).

Tuesday November 7, 2006 Vol. 13 — No. 40 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods’ recent sports marketing push continues with a 20-year deal for entitlement to the MLS Rapids’ new stadium near Denver. Sources estimate the deal is worth around $2M a year, making it one of the richest in the domestic soccer league. One thing to watch: the name of the facility is still unknown, but with the propensity of sports fans and media to give nicknames to stadiums, one wonders what creative moniker will be bestowed upon the Rapids’ new home.

  • Foreign Relations
    NBC planning to offer live streaming coverage of ’08 Beijing Olympics online.

    Polling Downward
    ESPN sees 9% drop for less- than-desired “MNF” matchup.

    Neighborhood Caucus
    A’s close to announcing purchase of land in Fremont.

    Exit Poll
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. opting out of Gillette Young Guns program next year.

    Running Mates
    David Stern, Adam Silver meeting with groups about hoops development academy.

    Swing State
    Tiger Woods launches golf course design company.

    Switching Parties
    Teenage skateboarder Ryan Sheckler joins Wasserman Media for representation.

    Courting The Women’s Vote
    WNBA says group interested in putting team in Philips Arena.

    Mid-Term Exams
    Election Day ’06 features key arena measures, sports figures running for office.

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