Quote of the Day

"In a way Farmers Insurance bought the best insurance policy in the history of sports. They are paying a premium and getting an annuity in terms of good will and PR."
-- Team Epic Principal Michael Reisman, on Farmers buying the naming rights to AEG's proposed stadium in downtown L.A. (THE DAILY)
Thursday October 6, 2011 Vol. 18 — No. 19 Print This Issue

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  • Sharpen The Skates

    Bettman says league is coming off what might have been its best season

    The NHL season is set to open tonight, and "this might be the year that defines" Gary Bettman's long tenure as NHL commissioner, according to Scott Burnside of ESPN.com. There are "a myriad of off-ice issues" that will play out during the '11-12 season. Ownership issues "will continue to dog the NHL on a number of fronts, most notably in Phoenix, where the league continues to operate" the Coyotes. As much as the "return of hockey to Winnipeg this fall is seen as a victory for Canada, the reality is the loss of a major media market like Atlanta is a blow to Bettman's plan for a pan-American NHL footprint." The loss of "another major market like Phoenix to another smaller Canadian market like Quebec City would be a hard sell for the othe ...

  • Time Is On His Side

    Will more blue-chip companies follow Rolex' lead and sign Tiger to a sponsorship?

  • Turn Off The Lights

    ESPN officially drops Hank Williams Jr. from "MNF."

  • Meet Me In St. Louis

    Blues owner reportedly reaches deal to sell team to Hulsizer.

  • Call To The Bullpen

    Terry Francona will sub for Tim McCarver this weekend on Fox' ALCS coverage.

  • To Buy Or Not To Buy

    The NFL's annual game in London may not sell out this year.

  • New General In Town

    Wheaties to sponsor Jeff Burton in some races next year as General Mills shifts RCR cars.

  • Economics 101

    USA TODAY shows average D-I AD salary continues to rise.

  • Going To Market

    The sports business industry's top execs gather in N.Y. for the annual IMG Sports Marketing Symposium.

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