Quote of the Day

“This has been our greatest season.”

-- MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, on the league's performance despite the challenging economy(THE DAILY).

Thursday November 5, 2009 Vol. 16 — No. 39 Print This Issue

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  • Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Yankees Celebrate After
    Winning World Series
    The Big Apple is preparing for its first World Series parade in nine years after the Yankees beat the Phillies 7-3 last night to win the franchise’s 27th championship. Fox earns a 15.5 overnight Nielsen rating for the broadcast, up 40% from the Phillies’ title-clincher last year. The Yanks’ win puts a wrap on a playoff season that saw a precipitous rebound in viewer interest after several years of waning television audiences. Bud Selig, buoyed in part by the October (and November) ratings increases, describes this fall as a “tremendous postseason” that capped MLB’s “greatest” season. Looking ahead, Selig is not worried the Yankees’ title could revive the noticeable on-field difference between big- and small-market teams. Meanwhile, the prevailing sentiment immediately after the game is that this title is for George Steinbrenner, the ailing Owner of the team since ’73.

  • Life In The Fast Lane
    Izod paying $6-7M annual rights fee for new IndyCar Series title sponsorship, which could help IRL turn a profit for the first time.

    That's The Cable Talking 
    ESPN indicates serious interest in March Madness rights should NCAA end deal with CBS.

    Letting The Air Out
    adidas drops UCF after school follows through and allows Marcus Jordan to wear Nike shoes.

    Junior Mint
    Danica's longtime NASCAR flirtation reportedly set to end with JR Motorsports partnership.

    A Bit Of History Repeating
    Organization that helped Jacksonville land Jaguars in the '90s is coming full circle to help the city keep the struggling franchise.

    You Wynn Some, You Lose Some 
    Las Vegas developer drops out of Aqueduct racino bidding, leaving five firms in competition.

    Blue Man Group
    WAC hires PR firm to help undefeated Boise State push for a spot in the BCS.

    Layoffs At Time 
    Publishing company's massive layoffs hitting Sports Illustrated particularly hard.

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