Quote of the Day
“Have we been cons and frauds before?”
Prospective Grizzlies investor Christian Laettner, on many being skeptical of Brian Davis’ and his bid to buy the Grizzlies (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 12/2).
- 9.4/14 overnight for its first BCS Selection Show last night. Interest in the show was surely piqued by UCLA’s upset of USC on Saturday, but Fox’ “exclusive” unveiling of the BCS matchups at 7:50pm ET was trumped by Internet reports Sunday afternoon that Florida beat out Michigan for the opportunity to play Ohio State in the national championship game. NBC didn’t miss its chance to jump on the news as early as possible, as Bob Costas cited an L.A. Times report about Florida as “Football Night In America” came on the air at 7:00pm ET.
Nike makes offer to replace adidas as supplier of German national soccer team.
Call For Action
NBPA files unfair labor complaint with NLRB over new synthetic ball, conduct rules.
CDI eliminating almost 30% of full-time corporate positions.
China eases restrictions on foreign journalists in advance of ’08 Games.
AmEx becomes USGA’s first corporate partner in 112-year history.
Comcast bends policy to allow Verizon to put SportsNet on fiber-optic TV service.
Hard To Bear
Bruins’ struggle at the gate emblematic of attendance issues in hockey hotbeds.
NFLPA willing to cut salary cap by $800M over 15 years to build new N.Y. stadium.
Katz Out Of The Bag
Yahoo Sports exec leaving company after reported conflicts with Braun.