Quote of the Day

"We want to create something on television that doesn’t exist anywhere else. I think the main way we’ll be able to find out if we’re successful is how viral we are."
-- ESPN Coordinating Producer Yaron Deskalo, who will oversee "UNite," ESPNU's new late-night show that launches Aug. 27. (EW.com, 7/18)
Thursday July 19, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 221 Print This Issue

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  • Homeland

    The measure targeted the National Guard's money spent to sponsor Earnhardt

    The U.S. House yesterday voted 216-202 "to continue allowing military sponsorships of NASCAR teams,” according to Bob Pockrass of SPORTING NEWS. Republicans voted against the amendment (in favor of sports sponsorships) "by a 156-81 margin Wednesday night, while Democrats voted for the amendment (and against sponsorships) by a 121-60 margin." This vote was “much closer than two taken last year, when the measure failed 281-148 and 260-167, respectively.” A 30-minute debate on the House floor prior to the vote pitted U.S. Reps Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) "against seven House members who spoke against the amendment.” U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) said of the sponsorships, “It delivers re ...

  • Game Of Thrones

    NHL, players continue CBA talks in N.Y.; union says league's proposal "wasn't very shocking."

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Dale Jr., Danica appear in "less irreverent" Nationwide ads.

  • Mad Men

    NASCAR selects Ogilvy & Mather as creative agency of record.

  • The Amazing Race

    Indianapolis leaders submit their bid in hopes of hosting the '18 Super Bowl.

  • Breaking Bad

    Tiger Woods is quietly seeing his marketing appeal recover following his fall from grace.

  • The Big Bang Theory

    British tweeters' mood about the London Games will create first "social media driven light show."

  • Game Change

    MLB teams spend $207.8M on draft bonuses this season, the second-highest total ever.

  • Modern Family

    USTA's Lew Sherr talks social media, Emirates sponsorship.

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