Quote of the Day
"It's a platform we may need in the future. If we need it, we've got it. Who knows where TV is going, but
we're going to have ours."
-- Univ. of Texas AD DeLoss Dodds, on a byproduct of the school creating its own TV network(DALLASNEWS.com, 9/30).
MLB, Fox Moving Away From Late World Series Starts
Baseball fans have made it a habit to complain about the late start time of World Series games, but MLB and Fox are taking steps to change that. Game Three of the Fall Classic this year will start at 6:57pm ET, the earliest start for a World Series game in 23 years and an hour earlier than in '09. The adjustment certainly will help MLB and Fox appease younger fans and attract viewers on a Saturday night, traditionally the lowest-rated night for TV viewing. The move to an earlier start -- out of primetime -- comes after an "additional level of advertising support" from Chevrolet.
Speak Softly And Carry A Big Check
David Stern swiftly fines Ted Leonsis $100,000 after the new Wizards owner publicly hints a hard salary cap is in the NBA's future.
The Summer Of Their Discontent
Maverick Carter admits "The Decision" was not handled correctly; both he and LeBron claim race plays into negative coverage.
Will They Serve Crab Cakes?
Orioles ready to explore renovations at Camden Yards that may call for new bars, restaurants.
Rays fans quickly snap up 20,000 free tickets in just 90 minutes, but some contend the need for a giveaway says it all about MLB in St. Pete.
The Giant Peach
Renovating Georgia Dome would cost $400M, while new Falcons stadium may be twice that.
Blackhawks hand out 404-diamond Stanley Cup rings valued at about $30,000 each.
The Defiant Ones
Betting website Paddy Power told to remove ambush marketing near Ryder Cup course.
Leading By Example
Dale Jr. making a name for himself in the philanthropy world, and his fans follows suit.