Quote of the Day

"I don't ever want to be an executive again."
-- Outgoing NBC Sports Group Chair Dick Ebersol, who Thursday announced his resignation. (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/20)
Friday May 20, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 174 Print This Issue

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  • Bidding Adieu

    Ebersol says contract offer "wasn't as high as I wanted to go"

    NBC Sports Group Chair Dick Ebersol "resigned abruptly on Thursday after negotiations on a four-year contract collapsed," according to a front-page piece by Sandomir & Carter of the N.Y. TIMES. Ebersol has been "best known for his work with the Olympics, and his departure could significantly change what is expected to be a vigorous battle for the television rights  for the next two Games." Ebersol said, "If I wasn't going to produce them, I wasn't going to be part of the process." Ebersol "had been negotiating a contract extension" with NBC Universal President & CEO Steve Burke for months. But Ebersol last week "was sensing a deal might not be done." He said, "I went to see Mr. Burke [Wednesday], and I said ...

  • Leaving On A Jet Plane?

    Report denied that Thrashers' move to Winnipeg is done, but a deal seems close.

  • Only Room For One Of Us

    Katz says Rexall Place should not compete with new arena.

  • Not Enought Time

    NFL seeks to delay filing reply in antitrust lawsuit.

  • Dimension Analysis

    The CBC cuts planned 3D coverage of Stanley Cup Final.

  • Back To The Ballot Box?

    FIFA not ruling out revote for '22 World Cup amid allegations.

  • Cimbing The Ladder Again

    LeBron James seeing a post-Decision rise in his marketability.

  • Follow The Leader

    ESPN book already on best-seller list prior to release.

  • Curtain Call

    "Lombardi" producers talk about the end of their Broadway run.

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