Quote of the Day

"I didn't expect to be making money at all, but (I expected) not to lose as much."

-- Bobcats Owner Bob Johnson, on why he is asking for more support from local businesses (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/15).

Tuesday April 15, 2008 Vol. 14 — No. 142 Print This Issue

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  • Speed Skating

     
    The NHL has closed the books on its regular season and most would agree the league has some positive stories to tell. Attendance has hit an all-time high, and the league is showing an 11% ratings jump on NBC and a 28% bump in viewership on Versus. At the local level, 15 NHL teams saw their local ratings increase, while only nine saw a dip from last season’s numbers. And while NBC’s overnight ratings are down for the first week of the playoffs, there are strong numbers from MSG and CSN Philadelphia. Caps Owner Ted Leonsis is not focused on TV, however, as he believes the league has “lost the TV war” but is becoming “the leader in growing digital media." Leonsis is also in the middle of a fun dispute with NBC's Mike Milbury, who refers to his team as the "Crapitals" twice Sunday during the net's broadcast of Flyers-Caps Game Two. After talking to him directly, Leonsis seems to accept Milbury's apology.

  • Double Shot
    Howard Schultz plans suit to rescind sale of Sonics to Bennett, reclaim franchise.

    Stormy Forecast
    Internal IOC memo reveals organization is bracing for torch protests in China.

    Rings Around The Rosie
    U.S. Olympians offer range of insights, opinions about Beijing Games controversy at media summit.

    Neighborhood Watch
    Bob Johnson criticizes Charlotte businesses, seeks more local support for Bobcats.

    Reven'ue Up

    Motorsports Authentics earns $3.6M profit for Q1, first ever profitable quarter.

    Play At The Plate
    NESN, MSG team in rare deal to televise regional little league baseball tourneys.

    Blades Of Glory
    WALL STREET JOURNAL spotlights NHL Exec VP/Marketing Brian Jennings in "What's Your Workout?" feature.

    It Pays To Lose 
    Hapless Knicks offer free food, drinks at MSG for Fan Appreciation Night.

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