Quote of the Day

“This is who we are and this is what we do. People better get used to it, because it’s going to continue.” 

– Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg, on the trade of P Scott Kazmir, which saves the club about $24M (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 9/3). 


Thursday September 3, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 242 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  •  College Football Season Kicks Off Tonight

    The road to Pasadena begins tonight, as the college football season officially gets underway on campuses across the country. In a special preview section, we examine some of the hot-button issues facing the sport. In the SEC, the benefits of the conference’s landmark media deal are already being felt, and some claim the deal gives the already powerful conference an unfair advantage in exposure and revenue. The Big Ten’s decision to form its own network continues to pay dividends, as the net is expected to earn $57M in revenue this year. Alabama and Virginia Tech are also in for big pay days, as their matchup in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff at the Georgia Dome reportedly will boost both schools’ bottom lines by at least $2.3M. Smaller schools are making due too, as the trend of big pay days for games against powerhouse programs becomes even more important in tough economic times.

  • What Happens In Vegas ...
    NHLers reportedly ousted Paul Kelly from NHLPA after learning that he accessed sealed transcripts of union meeting minutes.

    Earth, Wind & Fire
    Chicago 2016 bid gets fairly positive reviews from IOC, but local support appears to be waning.

    The Neverending Story
    Both Balsillie and the NHL make concessions to Coyotes bids, but resolution appears distant after judge reserves judgment on case.

    Try This On For Size
    TCU AD Danny Morrison, a close friend of Jerry Richardson, set to lead Panthers.

    Stop, Trop & Roll
    Stuart Sternberg defends trade of Kazmir, says team will continue to "live within our means."

    Will You Stand Next To My Fire?
    The Flames express desire for new arena just days after rival Oilers unveil their plans.

    Six Flags Over Texas
    Tom Hicks fielding several offers for Rangers, looking to sell team for about $600M.

    Writing On The Walls
    Mets not expected to alter outfield dimensions despite Citi Field's low home run average.

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