Quote of the Day

"If $85 (million) is not enough to take care of my family and other generations of families then I'm pretty stupid, but how much money do you really need in life?"
-- Angels P Jered Weaver, on going against the advice of agent Scott Boras before agreeing to a five-year contract extension for $85M one year before he reached free agency. (ESPNLA.com, 8/23)
Wednesday August 24, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 240 Print This Issue

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  • Insurance Premium

    MetLife's naming-rights agreement believed to be largest in NFL

    The $1.6B and now one-year-old New Meadowlands Stadium “will be known as MetLife Stadium for at least the next 25 years, with four permanent signs set to be unveiled outside the building by the stadium's Sept. 11 regular-season opener between the Jets and the Cowboys,” according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Stadium President & CEO Mark Lamping “refused to divulge any financial details.” Giants President & CEO John Mara said that it is “his understanding this is the largest naming rights deal in the NFL, and will ultimately help to pay down the debt from the privately financed stadium.” Mara admitted that he was “surprised that the deal ‘took this long,’ and sa ...

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    Is Jerry Richardson out of line by asking Newton to avoid tattoos, piercings?

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    Look inside entitlement deal for Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

  • I Hope You Dance

    Hope Solo downplays sex appeal in her marketability, but looks to "capitalize" on popularity.

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