Quote of the Day

"Certainly we would like to see the building sold. But you know what? This time next year it will be."
NFL Giants President & CEO JOHN MARA, on there being about 5,200 unsold seats for the team's first regular-season game at New Meadowlands Stadium yesterday. (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/13)
Monday September 13, 2010 Vol. 17 — No. 1 Print This Issue

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  • Getting On The Board Early

    If the numbers for the opening Sunday of the ’10 NFL season are any indication, the league could see another year of record-breaking ratings. The Redskins' down-to-the-wire victory over the Cowboys on NBC earns a 16.6 overnight rating, the best "SNF" overnight, while Fox’ 17.1 overnight for its late-afternoon window, highlighted by Packers-Eagles, is the net’s highest Week One rating in its history. NFL players prior to six games yesterday repeat the gesture of solidarity in recognition of the league's looming labor battle. Some fans, however, would rather the players keep the CBA battle off the field on Sundays, with the crowd at the Colts-Texans game booing the pregame salute. While fans certainly only care about the action on the gridiron, the labor issue will continue to hang over the season. The NFLPA has started steps to decertify, which would theoretically allow it to sue the league should owners lock the players out. The move is not surprising, but it does give a glimpse into the strategy of union leadership and De Smith.

  • You Can Bank On It

    NBA inks its first ever official bank sponsor by signing Spain-based BBVA to four-year deal.

  • Official Review

    Fox' use of Mike Pereira on controversial call plays to solid reviews during opening Sunday.

  • A League Of Their Own

    WPS team owners set to take bigger role in league’s marketing and messaging as inaugural commissioner Tonya Antonucci steps down.

  • Hello, My Name Is....

    Release of '11 IndyCar Series schedule marks the end of circuit's use of "IRL" moniker.

  • Deep Blue Something

    New Meadowlands Stadium has patches of empty club seats; overall vibe and reviews are positive.

  • Heading Out The Door

    Sports business vet Gary Stevenson to depart Wasserman Media Group, eyes next challenge.

  • Roo-ing The Day

    Coca-Cola reportedly “on the verge of ditching” Wayne Rooney after off-field behavior.

  • New Beginnings

    Longtime Wizards PR exec Matt Williams joins Maroon PR; Rich Nairn rejoins Coyotes.

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