Quote of the Day

"It's hard enough now to find sponsors. Not having Tiger in the field, for however long it is, that's going to be a challenge."

-- Golfer Nick Price, on Tiger Woods' indefinite break from the PGA Tour (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 12/12).

Monday December 14, 2009 Vol. 16 — No. 64 Print This Issue

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  • Blind Approach

    Woods' Hiatus Creating
    Ripple Effect In Industry

    Where do Tiger Woods and the PGA Tour go from here? For Woods, the damage continues and the constant parodies on TV and the Web devalue a brand that many are now saying is beyond repair. Accenture’s rare and uncharacteristically strong public comment -- saying Woods is “no longer the right representative” -- has the industry buzzing. Gillette is scaling back its use of Woods, while others, including Tag Heuer, continue their support. But for the PGA Tour, broader questions remain around Woods’ return from his “indefinite break.” Greg Norman says, "Does 'indefinite' mean, OK, it might be a year because a lot of issues have got to be resolved." While Tiger continues to be the target of late-night hosts, “SNL” gets some laughs at the PGA Tour’s expense by having a Tim Finchem impersonator saying, “We've still got plenty of other superstars. Exciting household names like Geoff Ogilvy.”

  • Sign On The Dotted Line
    NHL signs letter of intent to sell Coyotes to Ice Edge, which plans to keep team in Arizona.

    Qualifying For The Finals
    Sandy Alderson, Chuck Wielgus among six finalists for USOC CEO position.

    Crowded House
    IOC expecting at least three networks to bid for U.S. TV rights for '14, '16 Games.

    Beasts Of The NFC East
    CBS sees highest national window of season; NBC earns 13.8 overnight for shootout. 

    Party Crasher
    Jim Crane, recently out of the running to buy the Rangers, now considered the frontrunner due to "financially superior" offer.

    Jonesin' For A Fight  
    Cowboys owner offers $25M to host Mayweather-Pacquiao bout; Cuban voices support for bid.

    Place Your Bets
    Stern calls legalized NBA betting a "possibility," but is admission too soon after Donaghy scandal?

    Hoping To Hit A Growth Spurt
    Big Ten planning to "aggressively recruit" new school to become conference's 12th member.

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