Quote of the Day

"Decertification was a reactionary measure, something you have to be forced into doing. If that's what we wanted to do, if that was our first choice, why haven't we done it all along?"
-- Steelers S and player rep Ryan Clark, on the owners' claims that the NFLPA walked away from the negotiating table and planned to decertify from the outset of the labor talks. (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 3/16)
Wednesday March 16, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 128 Print This Issue

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  • Tru Grit

    Clemson-UAB First Four game earns 1.1 overnight Nielsen rating

    truTV averaged a 1.0 overnight Nielsen rating for the two First Four games of the NCAA men's basketball championship last night from 6:30pm-12:00am ET. UNC-Asheville's defeat of Arkansas-Little Rock earned a 0.9 overnight from 6:30-9:30pm, with Clemson-UAB earning a 1.1 overnight from 9:45pm-12:00am. Last year's play-in game on ESPN featuring Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Winthrop earned a 0.8 overnight ( THE DAILY ). CABLEFAX DAILY notes things "get cooking for truTV later this week when it covers games featuring well-followed programs such as Duke and Syracuse." The "trick for truTV, however, will be to translate that increased exposure into new regular viewers" ( CABLEFAX DAILY, 3/16 ). In Milwaukee, Bob Wolfley reported Time Warner Cable, the ...

  • Talk Is Cheap

    Goodell says NFL and players need to "get away from rhetoric," return to negotiating table.

  • Pick Your Battles

    While speculation surrounds the NFL Draft, is next month's event a violation of antitrust laws?

  • Sounds Good To Me

    A record crowd of 36,433 braves the rain to ring in the '11 MLS season, more proof Seattle is a major soccer market.

  • If The Shoe Fits

    David Shoemaker leaving WTA to become NBA China CEO.

  • Spirit Of American Style

    GM touting Buick in its return to NCAA tournament.

  • Finger Painting

    Whitecaps under fire from lead sponsor Bell for new ad.

  • False Start

    Visa snafu leaves some unable to buy London Games tix.

  • Laughter Is The Best Medicine

    Funny ads from the Mariners are becoming a staple of spring, and this year's batch doesn't disappoint.

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