Quote of the Day
“If it was up to me, personally, I would die a Steeler."
-- Steelers investor Art Rooney Jr., on possibly having to sell his share of the team (Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 11/5).
Obama's Win Already
Impacting Sports World
All the talk today revolves around Decision ’08 and the early thoughts of an Obama Administration. The AP reports that sports agents are “already thinking about trying to beat a possible tax increase” for their clients, as Obama has proposed increasing the top income tax rate from 35% to 39.6%. Also, eyes will be kept on whether Obama raises the capital-gains tax. In addition, early speculation is that Obama's win will help Chicago land the 2016 Olympics. The social implications of Obama’s historic victory are also still reverberating around the sports industry, with today’s athletes demonstrating more engagement in the process than ever before, according to longtime sports vets. Celtics coach Doc Rivers: "This is the first time I can remember in sports so many guys being so interested in the results." But only time will tell if Obama’s election will signal a more politically- and socially-aware modern athlete.
Steelers-Redskins draws second-highest cable audience of '08, as ESPN continues to improve on "MNF" ratings.
Back Where We Belong
Jim Irsay thinks 50th Super Bowl should be held in L.A., used as springboard for NFL's return.
A Time To Serve
WTA hopes season-ending tournament, being held in the Middle East for first time, is a catalyst for social, political change.
Matt Vasgersian set to leave Padres, Fox, to become MLB Net's first on-air hire.
Going Around In Circles
Lowe's signs one-year extension to retain naming rights to Charlotte-area NASCAR track.
Need A Lift?
Chip Ganassi Racing, recently dismissive of merger talks, in negotiations to partner with DEI.
Let The Sun Shine In
Steve Nash pokes fun of himself in new self-written humorous Vitaminwater viral ads.
Miles To Go Before I Sleep
THE DAILY takes an in-depth look at the ING N.Y. Marathon through the eyes of a runner.