Quote of the Day

"We may be the single biggest beneficiaries of the Comcast-NBC-Universal merger because here our two national broadcast partners -- broadcast and cable -- are coming together and they're going to be jointly run by Dick Ebersol and his team."
-- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, on negotiations with NBC and Versus for the league’s television rights. (ESPN.com, 1/27)
Friday January 28, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 95 Print This Issue

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  • Pick A Side

    The NHL this weekend is "pushing the envelope" during its All-Star Game in Raleigh,  as teams will be chosen by a televised draft on Friday, but the draft is "such an interesting concept, the NHL is running the risk that it will overshadow the game," according to Ira Podell of the AP. Play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick, who will lead Versus' coverage of All-Star events, said, "Maybe the draft will wind up being a bigger headliner, but I don't think that there's any harm in that because people will be watching with their lists. It's not cracked up to be anything but a celebration of the sport" ( AP, 1/27 ). Emrick added, "My first thought was, 'What a fresh idea, what a great idea.' It will appeal to the players a great deal, a ...

  • Damage Control

    Turner Sports is quick to apologize for Tracy Morgan's comments about Sarah Palin.

  • Worst Case Scenario

    NFL claims losses could reach $1.7B if CBA isn't reached before regular season is set to begin.

  • Billion Dollar Baby

    Under Armour reaches $1B in revenue for first time in FY '10.

  • Welcome To The Family

    Ebersol hails Comcast-NBC merger in e-mail to staffers.

  • Getting To The Bottom

    NHL investigating discrimination lawsuit filed against Ducks.

  • Feeling The Love

    T'Wolves F stars in spoof fragrance ad hyping All-Star Game credentials.

  • Seeing Is Believing

    Video board view obstructed for some Super Bowl seats.

  • The Last Goodbye

    Don Ohlmeyer praises ESPN's efforts to improve in final column.

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