Quote of the Day
"We'd rather not lose teams, but we could withstand losing a team or two and still
have a season."
-- WPS CEO Anne-Marie Eileraas, on the uncertain future of the FC Gold Pride and the Washington Freedom (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 11/2).
Giants Of Their Industry
Neukom, Giants 9th WS
Winner In Last 10 Years
Bud Selig has been around the game of baseball for more than 40 years, so it cannot be overlooked when he remarked last night on the state of the game, “It's never been so good. I've known it for some time, but people are really realizing it now.” Selig continues to bang the drum that these are the golden days of an historic game, and points to the economics, attendance and competitive balance as indicators. Selig and his colleagues head into an offseason after seeing the Giants become the 9th different team in the last 10 years to win the World Series, which allows the league to pump the “hope” and “faith” message in every market for the future. On the ratings side, last night’s game earned a 10.6 overnight Nielsen rating, and final numbers for the series are estimated to come in around 25% below the Yankees' win last year and on par with the '08 Phillies-Rays series.
Manning The Dial
Up against the World Series clincher, ESPN draws 8.6 overnight for Texans-Colts "MNF."
Digging Into The Details
NBA including roll backs on existing player contracts as part of its CBA proposal.
If You Can't Say Anything Nice....
Rangers Owner Greenberg apologizes after calling Yankees fans "an embarrassment," "violent" on Dallas radio show.
Heading Into Dark Days?
WPS' FC Gold Pride, Washington Freedom could fold without new investors, a move that may spell the "end of the nascent league."
To Serve And Protect
USOC distributes official candidate list to represent NGBs on USOC board.
Smackdown The Vote
McMahon, Shuler, Runyan among the sports personalities running for office today.
Wanna Get Away?
Southwest Airlines leads way in sponsor exposure on CBS' "The NFL Today."
Going Before The Judge
Sentencing of marketing agent Mike Ornstein for Super Bowl ticket scams pushed up to Nov. 17.