Quote of the Day

"I don't know the personalities. There is maybe distrust. Maybe dislike is a better word. But that's beyond. You have a situation like this, you've got to get a deal. You've got to forget personalities."
-- Steelers Chair Emeritus and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, on the current NFL labor situation and the feelings between the league and the NFLPA. (L.A. TIMES, 1/22)
Monday January 24, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 91 Print This Issue

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  • Running Wild

    Steelers-Jets receives highest overnight ratings for AFC Championship since '87

    CBS earned a 31.3 overnight Nielsen rating for its coverage of the AFC Championship game from 6:45-10:00pm ET last night. The game, which saw the Steelers hold off a late rally from the Jets and win 24-19, was down 6.0% from a 33.3 overnight for the comparable Saints-Vikings NFC Championship game last year, which also aired in primetime. However, it was up 10% from the early-window Colts-Jets AFC title game in ’10. Steelers-Jets peaked with a 33.1 rating from 9:00-9:30pm. It also earned the highest overnight rating for an AFC title game since the ’87 Broncos-Browns game. Meanwhile, Fox’ early-window broadcast of the NFC Championship game, which saw the Packers beat the Bears 21-14, earned a 30.0 overnight Nielsen rating from 3:00-6:15pm. Th ...

  • Getting In Their Battle Stances

    Smith says NFLPA is "at war" with NFL; Goodell says situations "don't get resolved by making a lot of statements publicly."

  • Bargaining Chip

    NBA owners may push for franchise player tag in new CBA.

  • Show Me The Money

    Top Rank surprises boxing world by signing deal with Showtime to handle Pacquiao-Mosley PPV.

  • Keeping It In The Family

    Tim Leiweke denies reports that NHL Kings are up for sale.

  • Presidential Power

    PGA Tour in talks for partnership with Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative for Bob Hope.

  • No Vacancies

    Increased competition keeps some '10 advertisers out of Super Bowl XLV broadcast.

  • Must See TV

    John Miller to oversee integration of Comcast, NBC Sports.

  • Countdown To A Return?

    Olbermann's abrupt departure from MSNBC could see him return to his roots in the sports industry.

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