Quote of the Day

"In both stadiums, you could just feel the energy, you could feel the euphoria, you could feel the pride and how excited everybody is."
-- SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, on Texas A&M and Missouri hosting their first conference football games. (AJC.com, 9/9)
Monday September 10, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 259 Print This Issue

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  • Rocky Mountain High

    The NFL’s first Sunday of games saw several overnight ratings records set among the league’s broadcast partners. NBC earned an 18.0 overnight rating for QB Peyton Manning’s debut with the Broncos against the Steelers, marking the net’s best regular-season NFL primetime overnight ever. NBC’s previous best was a 17.7 overnight for the Vikings-Saints NFL Kickoff in ’10. The figure is also the NFL’s best regular-season primetime game in 15 years, dating back to Broncos-49ers in Dec. ’97. Denver drew a 44.2 local rating for last night’s game, the best NFL regular-season rating in the market on any net since a 44.5 rating for Raiders-Broncos in Sept. ’03. The Pittsburgh market drew a 51. ...

  • Nobody's Perfect

    Week 1 of the NFL season was mostly a success for the replacement refs, except in Phoenix.

  • No Need For Negativity

    Browns decide not to honor Art Modell during home opener at family's request.

  • Just Another Manic Monday

    Could the USTA give the men's U.S. Open final a permanent primetime home on Monday night?

  • Banking On It

    NHL Panthers extends BB&T deal, will see arena re-brand.

  • Gold Rush

    49ers sell $670M worth of season tickets at new Santa Clara stadium in just three months.

  • Song Of The South

    The addition of Texas A&M and Missouri looks like a big win as the conference negotiates its next TV payday.

  • The Blues Brothers

    Samsung renews jersey sponsorship of EPL's Chelsea.

  • Brand Loyalty

    Robert Griffin III, an adidas rep, covers up Nike logo on warm-up shirt.

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