Quote of the Day

"Twenty-five percent and no real voting power, no real control; it’s cheaper to buy front-row tickets. If the deal changes, they know where to find me."
-- Glaceau co-Founder Mike Repole, on not being interested in buying a non-controlling stake in the Mets. (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 3/8)
Tuesday March 8, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 122 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Spanish Inquisition

    Top ESPN production execs are meeting the Olympic broadcasting execs in Madrid tomorrow, the latest signal that ESPN is interested in bidding for the '14 Sochi and '16 Rio de Janeiro Games. ESPN VP/Int'l Development Rob Simmelkjaer, the net's point person on the Olympic bid, Senior VP/Content Mike Pearl and Coordinating Producer Bill Bonnell are making the trip in an effort to demonstrate that ESPN can handle the Olympic Games and to discuss what their production plans would be. ESPN's pitch centers around televising the Games in real time rather than on a delay. Pearl brings a lot of Olympic production experience to the table, having worked on six Olympics, including as Exec Producer for three on CBS and ABC. The meetings are rather s ...

  • Giant Presence

    NFL mediation sessions continue with John Mara called a "key figure" in the process.

  • Spurs Of The Moment

    Under Armour breaks into EPL with Tottenham kit deal.

  • Moving On Up

    MLB hires Kim Ng, Peter Woodfork to work under Torre.

  • Passing The Smell Test

    1-800-Flowers Founder James McCann is lead investor in group bidding for Mets stake.

  • Welcome Reception

    AEG gets "mostly congenial" response in stadium meeting.

  • History Class

    NBC, Versus airing spots tied to NHL's "History Will Be Made" ad campaign.

  • Party Time, Excellent

    Cubs looking at holding street festivals for certain summer series.

  • Best Of The Best

    Simmons targets established, up-and-coming writers for site.

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