Quote of the Day
"People talk about how we should treat this like sports. You know, we're getting an 18 rating some nights. Do you know what rating we would get if this was not under the banner of the Olympics? We'd be lucky to get a 1 rating for some of these sports."-- Former NBC Sports Group Chair Dick Ebersol, on the broadcast decisions NBC has made regarding live programming versus tape delay. (SPORTSONEARTHBLOG.com, 8/8)
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) yesterday "suggested the NFL massage the terms of a loan program that helps teams build and renovate stadiums," according to Tim Graham of the BUFFALO NEWS. The next question, though, is "whether or not the Bills have any interest in participating in the program to begin with." The NFL's G-4 loan program offers matching funds for every dollar toward stadium costs after the team spends $25M. But the Bills "have relied on state funding for stadium improvements in the past." The Bills and Erie County [New York] Exec Mark Poloncarz "previously have stated they expect the state to pick up the bulk again." Bills CEO Russ Brandon said, "I spoke to [Owner Ralph] Wilson this afternoon about Sen. Schumer's recommendat ...
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