Quote of the Day
"Had we known what we know now, would we have bid for the Olympics? Almost
-- London Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, on the LOCOG budget tripling amid
the financial crisis
(London TELEGRAPH, 11/13).
Testing Ban Aimed At Cutting Costs
As NASCAR prepares to drop the green flag one last time this season, the sport finds itself in a state of uncertainty in this tenuous economic climate. As part of Brian France's outspoken effort to cut costs, NASCAR will implement a testing ban across all three series for the '09 season. While some believe NASCAR's rapid growth efforts over the past decade have now hurt the sport, France says not to expect a shortened schedule or altered Chase anytime soon. But with Jimmie Johnson all but certain to capture his third straight championship in Miami, some are calling for NASCAR to renovate the "out of steam" playoff. Meanwhile, the merger with Ganassi is raising myriad questions about the future of DEI. This might not be the last partnership in the sport, either, as smaller teams search for new ways to stay afloat during this economic crisis. And THE DAILY's roundtable concludes with our panel analyzing the future of NASCAR, from new media to the fight for sponsorship dollars.
Lift, Clean & Place
ESPN to pay about $25M annually in eight-year deal for British Open TV rights, the first Open carried entirely on cable.
For second week in a row, NFL Network has a barn-burner; one columnist says local market blackouts "only way" to pressure MSOs.
Catch A Rising Star
Fans pounce all over cheapest, non-PSL ticket offerings in new Cowboys stadium.
Upping The Ante
ESPN sees 46% ratings boost for WSOP final table under new four-month layoff strategy.
Ravens, on the road to face the Giants, host N.Y. summit to showcase team to media buyers.
How May Your Garden Grow
Looking to fill seats, the Knicks reach out to Costco to sell discounted tickets.
Trask At Hand
THE DAILY checks in with Raiders' Amy Trask, the NFL's first female Chief Executive.