Quote of the Day

"If a team that’s on ‘Hard Knocks’ wins the Super Bowl, you’ll have 32 teams wanting to do it next year"
-- Vikings co-Owner & President Mark Wilf, on HBO’s struggles to find a team to follow during training camp this season. (THE DAILY)
Wednesday June 6, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 188 Print This Issue

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  • Game Of Thrones

    Kings merchandise sales have been 400% higher during playoffs than regular season

    The Kings' three wins during the NHL Stanley Cup Final "have been great for civic pride, and maybe even better for merchandise sales," according to Laura Hautala of the L.A. TIMES. During Monday night's Game Three, "a huge number of fans going into Staples Center were sporting the crowning piece of fanwear, team jerseys, which start at about $80 and go up to $250 for one that can be inscribed with the buyer's name." Fans waited "in lines 12 deep just to enter a sales booth inside the arena, and also crowded kiosks set up for the occasion on all levels." Kings VP/Merchandise Sean Ryan said that the team's merchandise sales during playoff games "have been running 400% higher than during regular season matchups." He said Monday's Game Three sa ...

  • Meeting Of The Minds

    The SBJ/SBD Sports Facilities & Franchises conference is underway, with high-ranking execs weighing in on the sports landscape.

  • Now Starring

    News Corp. will own, operate ESPN STAR Sports after buying 50% stake in the venture.

  • Freshly Squeezed

    Tentative deal could see Citrus Bowl's long-delayed, $175M renovation begin as soon as '14.

  • Pointing To The Future

    Puma is hoping the London Games help the company become a major global lifestyle brand, and is planning for life after Usain Bolt.

  • Swan Song

    MLB's Jimmie Lee Solomon out after 21 years with league.

  • Sure Shot

    Heat-Celtics continues to be a boon for ESPN, with Game Four marking the best NBA rating ever on cable TV.

  • Supersonic Speed

    Danica Patrick, Sega team up for Sonic the Hedgehog campaign.

  • Manifest Destiny

    Big East likes western bowl games for '14 and beyond.

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