Quote of the Day
“There’s always been a
face attached to every team
that won the World Series.
I think that’s the way
it’s supposed to work."
-- CSN Chicago's Steve Stone, on Tom Ricketts becoming the face of the Cubs' ownership group with his family finalizing a $800M deal for the club last week(CSN Chicago, 8/25).
In the latest twist in the Coyotes' ongoing bankruptcy saga, the NHL submits a bid to buy the financially-troubled franchise just as a group led by Jerry Reinsdorf withdraws its $148M offer. The Reinsdorf group, viewed by many as the favorite in the Coyotes’ September 10 auction, blames an “organized publicity effort” for hampering negotiations for a new Jobing.com Arena lease. The move is seen by some as little more than a desperate attempt by the league to prevent Jim Balsillie from being awarded the franchise and moving it to Hamilton. The NHL says if its bid is approved, it will conduct a sale process with a third party, meaning Reinsdorf still may emerge as the eventual owner.
This Bud's Not For You
A-B ends college-themed promos around several schools amid mounting challenges, complaints.
Gap In The Coverage
SEC plans to announce even more revisions to heavily-criticized media policy after Gannett, AP join media groups expressing their discontent.
Make New Friends, Keep The Old
Crane Kenney looks as if he will keep his job with the new-look Cubs, despite calls for his removal.
Cowboy Take Me Away?
Goodell expected to rule on Dallas' video board by Saturday; debate continues around whether Jones should voluntarily make move.
May The Force Be With You
Drag racer John Force creating stimulus package for sponsors in exchange for contract extensions.
Isiah, FIU threatening to withdraw from tourney after not landing preferred Ohio St. game.
Women's tennis may have found its newest "big" thing in budding star Wozniacki.