Quote of the Day
"If this was some kind of test, we passed with an A grade."
-- NFL Giants Chair & Exec VP Steve Tisch, after two power outages interrupted yesterday's game against the Cowboys at New Meadowlands Stadium (NYTIMES.com, 11/14).
A-B Has Sponsored MLB For More Than 30 Years
MLB and Anheuser-Busch have long maintained a mutually beneficial partnership, but that harmony could be tested after the brewer files suit against the league amid claims MLB reneged on terms of a planned sponsorship extension. A-B is claiming MLB demanded “exponentially higher” fees following the brewer's announcement of a deal with the NFL one month after agreeing to extend its deal as baseball’s official beer sponsor. A-B is hoping a court order will validate the April agreement, but MLB last month notified the company it planned to solicit offers from other breweries. Terms of the April agreement have not been revealed, but MLB allegedly demanded “several times” that negotiated price, claiming the “market had changed.”
Back In The Saddle
Fox' coverage of Cowboys-Giants earns net its highest NFL overnight rating of season.
So We Meet Again
NBA bargaining session involving "heaviest hitters" set for Thursday; Kobe weighs in for first time with "strong words for NBA owners."
Winds Of Change
White Sox, Bears could stand in way of Cubs' plan to use state bonds for Wrigley renovation.
USTA approves eight-year National Tennis Center overhaul costing in excess of $300M.
Angels In The End Zone
NFL reportedly enthused, encouraged by AEG plans for downtown stadium near L.A. Live.
Newton's Law Of Motion
CBS earns season-high SEC football rating with 5.4 overnight for Georgia-Auburn shootout.
A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss
Reebok cashing in on WR's moves, but stores in New England, Minneapolis are not so lucky.