Quote of the Day

"How do we fight the natural tendency that comes after winning to not be arrogant as an organization. There was a danger of the tone of the organization becoming too self-important, like, ‘Red Sox Nation is this.’ You can’t even say that sentence without risking sounding overly self-important."
-- Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, reflecting on his decade with the Red Sox, and pressure on the organization after winning World Series titles in ’04 and ’07. (BOSTON HERALD, 6/14)
Thursday June 14, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 194 Print This Issue

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  • Sky High

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    BSkyB retained the live broadcast TV rights for the EPL in the U.K. in a $4.7B (all figures U.S.) deal, while the landscape of British broadcasting "shifted dramatically" after British Telecom "bought a large slice" of the rights, boosting the total TV deal to a record 71% increase, according to Owen Gibson of the GUARDIAN. An "exciting climax to the season," combined with "intense competition" between rival broadcasters fueled the increase in the three-year deal. BSkyB retained the majority of the rights, securing 116 matches a season. But BT "sprung a huge surprise" by winning the rights to 38 live matches per season, including almost half of the "first pick" games. The deal ends ESPN's association with EPL football. The EPL increased its ...

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  • Early Birds

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  • Hometown Hero

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  • Monster's Ball

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  • Stalling Out

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