Quote of the Day
align="center">“We’re really doing it for the Mara family and the Tisches and the Johnsons. Because of the impact on our labor agreement, if it wasn’t for the personal relationship that we feel for them, it wouldn’t happen.”
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, on NFL owners approving $300M in funding for the new Giants-Jets stadium (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 12/8).
- NFL’s antitrust exemption is under fire again as U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Arlen Specter (R-PA) says he is planning to sponsor legislation to eliminate the provision that allows the league to negotiate broadcast rights for all of its teams. However, the extent of the threat remains unclear with Specter losing control of the panel when the Democrats take over the Senate next month. Also on Capitol Hill, a House Subcommittee suggests the NFLPA consider using different arbitrators for each case to ensure more impartiality when disciplining player agents. Meanwhile, NFL owners approve $300M in funding from the G3 program for the $1.2B Giants-Jets Stadium in the Meadowlands.
Judge rules FIFA breached MasterCard contract by signing Visa to World Cup sponsorship.
Practice Makes Perfect
Russell’s deal for Rams’ training facility naming rights includes one-off for Edwards Jones Dome field.
Tom Brady suing Yahoo over fantasy football ad.
Keeping The Status Quo?
The CBC reportedly nearing “short-term deal” to maintain NHL rights.
Knicks on pace to average less than 19,000 fans per game for first time in 15 years.
Best Buy runs Chinese- language sign at Target Center during Rockets-T’Wolves game.
Meet The Press
Interview with Ari Fleischer highlights second day of Street & Smith’s Intercollegiate Athletics Forum.
SI profiles Oscar De La Hoya’s out-of-ring ventures.