Quote of the Day
"He can carry it. He has what we in the business like to call that 'it' quality."
-- ESPN's Michelle Beadle, on Colts QB Peyton Manning being a better endorser than Patriots QB Tom Brady ("SportsNation," ESPN2, 11/10).
Checketts On Verge Of Selling 49% Of RSL
Real Salt Lake is on the cusp of making its first MLS Cup appearance in team history, but it is some off-the-field news making headlines today, as Owner Dave Checketts is close to selling 49% of the team to Utah-based real estate developer Dell Loy Hansen. Nothing is finalized yet, but Hansen said there is a “deal in principal.” Checketts would retain a controlling interest in the team, and the move to bring in a local investor mirrors a similar move he made with the Blues. Checketts has been mentioned as one of the main suitors for the Rams, and there is speculation this move may be to raise capital to help with the purchase of the NFL team. However, SCP Worldwide strongly denies that is playing a role.
Look Kids, Big Ben
NFL continues to dominate primetime ratings, as Steelers-Broncos "MNF" game is second-most viewed program on cable TV in '09.
Jamie McCourt makes first public remarks since news of divorce, calls Frank's claims devastating.
Amway Center will boast NBA's largest video screen scoreboard when it opens in '10.
Drive In, Drive Out
Speed will broadcast Sprint Cup awards after ESPN indicates it would not air event live.
All I Want For Christmas
Brian Burke hosts Gary Bettman as part of MLSE's bid to host outdoor game in Toronto.
Writing On The Wall
New Haven's tennis event looking for new title sponsor as Pilot Pen will leave after next year.
Hungry Like A Wolverine
Michigan once again drawing FBS' biggest crowds, averaging 108,649 in Ann Arbor.