Quote of the Day

"Every time we would propose an NFL Films-type look at something, you could kind of see them say, 'Well, ya know, we were thinking of something that was a little edgier and a little punchier and a little faster.'"
-- CSNPhilly.com's Ray Didinger, who previously worked at NFL Films, on NFL Network's influence on his former company. (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 7/29)
Friday July 29, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 221 Print This Issue

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  • Taking Stock

    Portions of IMS' grandstands will reportedly be closed off for Sunday's race

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 has "reached a crossroads" as the race can "continue a downward slide in popularity and interest, or it can try to find its way back to what it once was," according to Terry Blount of ESPN.com. The "newness and novelty have worn off." Attendance at last year's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway "was estimated at 140,000." At a facility that "seats 257,000 people and an event that had more than double the 2010 attendance a few years ago, it's a disturbing trend." That trend is "expected to continue this weekend." An internal NASCAR e-mail stated that "ticket sales at Indy are 'significantly behind previous years.'" In the past, the "glory of NASCAR competing at the Brickyard was ...

  • Time For Another Round

    Crown Royal could increase NASCAR presence in '12 after Brickyard 400 deal.

  • Hurry-Up Offense

    Scott pressed for announcement of Pac-12 Net, distribution to coincide with Media Days.

  • Leaving The Hill

    UNC AD Dick Baddour steps down amid football scandal.

  • The "Hard" Truth

    HBO confirms renowned "Hard Knocks" will not air this year.

  • Going Batty For Bautista

    Blue Jays' Jose Bautista signs his first non-baseball deal with Booster Juice.

  • Patriot Games

    Putnam Investments replacing rival around Gillette Stadium.

  • The Money Pitt

    Examination shows several marquee Steelers saw steep drops in NFL-licensed royalties.

  • Candid Camera

    Former NFL Films exec says NFL Network "destroying" company.

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