SBD/December 22, 2011/2011 Year in Review

THE DAILY Presents Our Annual Sports Business Holiday Carol

THE DAILY presents our traditional sports business year in review set to a holiday carol. Please sing along to the tune of "Sleigh Ride."

Just hear our year-end recap
Of all the sports business news.
It's been a wild one,
And next year may well be one, too.
There were two pro-league lockouts
That dominated the news,
A slew of college scandals
And realignment issues.

NFL gets new deal with ESPN;
Networks follow suit.
Bracket-busters on cable, it's Tru.
MetLife's naming deal in the Meadowlands,
Mavs win for Cuban.
"Moneyball" gets rave reviews
With stars Jonah and Brad.

The launch of Longhorn Network
Caused such a controversy.
New management at IndyCar
Shaking up the series.
Larry Scott making splashes;
His Pac-12 is on the rise.
The Mets shopping a stake
But not quite disclosing its size.

There's a football venue planned
With a sponsor in L.A.
But will Minnesota have
A brand new dome someday?
Ebersol's farewell to NBC
Amid restructuring.
Super Bowl ads full of stars
Who love to sing; Sing! Sing! Sing!

How 'bout that Cowboys Stadium
Big Game seating lawsuit?
Shifts at the top for CBS Sports,
ESPN, too.
Tom Gores acquires the Pistons.
Peacock Olympics renewed.
Chuck Greenburg leaves the Rangers.
Dodgers chaos continues.

Winnipeg gets a team from the ATL,
So it's, "Go, Jets, Go!"
Bill Simmons' Grantland is a go.
Golfing talent is younger and spans the globe.
Astros are sold.
Timbers and Whitecaps debut,
And don't forget Tebow.

So what do we look forward to
In the year that's to come?
Versus will soon rebrand.
Will F1 in Austin get done?
How will the NBA and
Commissioner Stern handle trades?
And how will Pujols fare as
An Angel out in L.A.?
No matter what, we'll be there
To bring you coverage each day.
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