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).
- 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.
NBC planning to offer live streaming coverage of ’08 Beijing Olympics online.
ESPN sees 9% drop for less- than-desired “MNF” matchup.
A’s close to announcing purchase of land in Fremont.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. opting out of Gillette Young Guns program next year.
David Stern, Adam Silver meeting with groups about hoops development academy.
Tiger Woods launches golf course design company.
Teenage skateboarder Ryan Sheckler joins Wasserman Media for representation.
Courting The Women’s Vote
WNBA says group interested in putting team in Philips Arena.
Election Day ’06 features key arena measures, sports figures running for office.