Quote of the Day
align="center">“The notion that because one player got knocked cold in a fight, that’s going to touch off a debate about eliminating fighting, to me is silly.”
Ducks Exec VP & GM Brian Burke, on NHL Exec VP & Dir of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell saying it is time to examine banning fighting in the league (CP, 3/24).
- revenue sharing and player behavior. After months of acrimonious debate among clubs, the revenue-sharing committee has reached a consensus on how to distribute up to $900M of the league’s riches, and its recommendation is expected to be rubber-stamped by owners this week. Also, with buy-in from the union after a spate of off-field incidents, Goodell is expected to announce a new disciplinary policy for players.
Oh Won’t You Stay
Saints, Louisiana reach deal to keep team in New Orleans at least four more years.
Ron Jaworski replaces Joe Theismann in “MNF” booth.
And Then There Were Four
CBS’ overnight average through Sunday slightly ahead of last year’s tournament.
Kroenke reportedly in talks to buy ITV’s stake in Arsenal.
... And Deliver
DHL adds All-Star Fan Fest in extension of MLB sponsorship.
Ameriquest asks out of NASCAR sponsorship with Greg Biffle.
Fists Of Fury
Colin Campbell’s suggestion to begin conversation about banning fighting slow to gain traction around NHL.
William Morris Agency signs deal to rep soccer legend Pele.
Re-Entering The Ring
Weekend afternoon Antonio Tarver bout marks ABC’s first boxing broadcast since ’00.
Manning shows comic side in role as “SNL” host.