Quote of the Day

"We stunk last year. We've got the prettiest ballpark in America. We've got the best weather. I think we do everything in our power to let fans have the greatest experience. But really, at the end of the day, they are here to see us win. So that's what we have to do."
-- Rockies Owner, Chair & CEO Dick Monfort. (DENVER POST, 4/10)
Tuesday April 10, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 149 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Mastering The Market

    Watson's current sponsorship deals are mostly small, generate roughly $2M annually

    Bubba Watson on Sunday won his first Masters tournament and he now “has the potential to be a marketing superstar in a sport that highly rewards the top players,” according to Kurt Badenhausen of FORBES.com. Watson's N-Score, which measures a sports figure’s overall endorsement potential based on appeal and awareness, was low as of October “because his awareness scores are so low, but his appeal scores are off the charts with 68% of respondents saying they like Watson (or like him a lot),” according to data from Nielsen Media/E-Poll. Watson’s current deals include “Ping (clubs), Travis [Mathew] (clothes), Richard Mille (watch), Titleist (balls), Footjoy (shoes) Kentwool (socks), Marquis Jet, EA ...

  • Moore To Come

    John Moores will keep 51% stake in the Padres for now, but sources say he has hired a banker to broker sale of the team.

  • Coming Up Roses?

    Univ. Of Georgia's Mike Adams disagrees with BCS proposal that would preserve the Rose Bowl's Big Ten, Pac-12 matchup.

  • Fire & Ice

    NCAA, men's ice hockey coaches give city of Tampa high marks as host of the first Frozen Four in a warm-weather site since '99.

  • Sinners And Saints

    The NFL yesterday upheld the suspension of Saints coach Sean Payton, GM Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt.

  • Forward Progress

    Castrol increases its presence in sports via new deal with RGIII.

  • The Thrill Of Brazil

    IMG agrees to buy the ATP and WTA tour events in Memphis and move them to Rio de Janeiro.

  • On The Waterfront

    Warriors set sites on waterfront arena after rejecting offer for project on land near AT&T Park.

  • Saturday Night Fever

    Fox goes all sports with Saturday night prime time broadcasts.

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