Quote of the Day

"Everybody sort of assumes, 'Oh, my Gosh, NBC is going to a 24/7 network and it's a two-horse race." But they don't look like we look. You guys saw all the stuff today -- mobile, Internet. We have more viewers in an average minute on ESPN mobile than they have on NBC Sports Network"
-- ESPN President John Skipper, on competition from the NBC Sports Network. (SI.com, 5/16)
Wednesday May 16, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 175 Print This Issue

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  • New & Improved

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    NikeTown will “soon disappear” from S.F. as the “50,000-square-foot store, an anchor tenant in Union Square for the past 15 years, will be closing within the next 12 months for a complete remodeling,” according to sources cited by Andrew Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. When it reopens it “will be called NikeSF,” and sources said that the name change is “part of a nationwide rebranding exercise” by Nike. Sources also said that similar changes “are taking place at the NikeTown in Chicago, which closed for remodeling in March, and will be called Nike Chicago.” The S.F. NikeTown store opened in February ‘97 and “occupies three floors at 278 Post St. and has approximately 150 em ...

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