Quote of the Day

"We're really trying to see it through the eyes of our fans. We're really trying to understand, would they rather have the 50 fields?"

-- Dodgers Vice Chair & President Jamie McCourt, on whether fans would like to see the team sign a high-priced free agent or commit fundsto help in the community(L.A. TIMES, 11/26).

Wednesday November 26, 2008 Vol. 15 — No. 52 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Feast Or Famine

    NFL Continues Its
    Thanksgiving Traditions
    Thanksgiving Day means the country tunes in for its annual looks at the Lions and Cowboys, but with Detroit 0-11 this season and continuing to struggle, critics are once again vocal in asking the league to give other franchises a chance to host the spotlight game. NFL officials say there has been no discussion of pulling the game from the Lions, and TV execs note fans will watch the game regardless of who is playing. Another Midwest team is in the news -- Randy Lerner meets the press for an hour to lay out his plans for the Browns, but also dismisses rumors he has been approached by Under Armour about possibly selling the team. Meanwhile, the economic downturn has advertisers taking a wait-and-see approach to Super Bowl XLIII. The economy also will impact the party scene in Tampa.

  • Fight To The Finish
    PGA Tour -- again -- tweaks FedEx Cup system to add relevance to season-ending event.

    Hasta La Vista
    LeBron, Microsoft end once-hyped marketing partnership after less than two years.

    Ready, Willing & Cable
    In wake of ESPN/BCS deal, National Association of Broadcasters will boost lobbying efforts to keep sports on free TV.

    The Man With The Golden Gunners
    EPL super club Arsenal taps MLS Deputy Commissioner Ivan Gazidis as its new CEO.

    Crazy Eights
    Group of Chicago Fire fans expected to sue team over debt for ticket sales, missing banner.

    I Love It When You Call
    Phone company magicJack signs one-year deal to title sponsor St. Petersburg Bowl.

    Fork In The Road 
    Sprint Cup ratings down 4.4% from the '07 season, but Nationwide, Truck Series see gains.

    Around The World
    THE DAILY catches up with NBA Global Marketing top dog Heidi Ueberroth.

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