Quote of the Day

"It's a domed stadium. Who cares about the weather? But if you’re standing outside scalping tickets, warm and humid."
-- NBC’s AL ROKER, giving the forecast for tonight’s Vikings-Saints game at the Superdome. ("Today," NBC, 9/9)
Thursday September 9, 2010 Vol. 16 — No. 247 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • In The Trenches

    The Saints and Vikings face off in New Orleans tonight to kick off the '10 NFL season, a year cluttered with more off-field storylines than any in recent memory, and THE DAILY brings you the first of our two-part season preview. Top of mind is the looming labor battle between the league and the NFLPA, the elephant in the room for the NFL as it heads into the last season under the current CBA. Two former team execs, Andrew Brandt and Lou Imbriano, address other issues the league, most notably the troubling trend of declining attendance. Also, several team officials talk about the state of business for their franchises, the Jaguars continue their ticket push and Yahoo Sports ranks the team owners from 1 to 32.

  • A Box Office Hit

    Jets fans cite the team's wildly successful five-week stint on HBO's "Hard Knocks" as one reason for buying PSLs at New Meadowlands Stadium.

  • On The Spot

    NBC debuting new "SNF" promos; Old Spice among NFL partners launching new creative.

  • Deep In The Heart Of Texas

    UT plans to roll out the Longhorn Network by next fall, in talks for a cable partner.

  • Around The World

    NBA hires former NBC Uni exec Egor Borisov to run the league's new office in Moscow.

  • Wheels Up

    Homestead-Miami losing IndyCar Series race in '11; Honda signs on to title event in Birmingham.

  • The Bronx Is Burning

    Randy Levine says filmmaker Barbara Kopple "swung and missed" with Steinbrenner doc.

  • Ivy League Education

    Cubs co-Owner Todd Ricketts goes undercover for a week at Wrigley as part of CBS reality show.

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