Quote of the Day

"You don’t spend nine years building up that brand profile only to decide to engage in some juvenile and hacky publicity stunt to sell candy."
-- SI.com’s Courtney Nguyen, on reports Maria Sharapova was considering changing her name during the U.S. Open to promote her candy line. (SI.com, 8/20)
Wednesday August 21, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 242 Print This Issue

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  • Feeling Lucky?

    Goodell and other NFL execs make a yearly trip to meet with Silicon Valley companies

    The NFL's Sunday Ticket package was "among the topics of discussion" yesterday when Google CEO & co-Founder Larry Page, alongside YouTube Head of Content & Business Operations Robert Kyncl, "met with a delegation from the NFL led by commissioner Roger Goodell," according to sources cited by Peter Kafka of ALL THINGS DIGITAL. Sources said that Goodell and other NFL execs are "meeting with multiple Silicon Valley companies on this trip, which is one they make annually." Google "could certainly afford the rights" to the package, which currently costs DirecTV $1B a year. Google has been "playing around the edges of TV without making a substantial dent," but an NFL deal "could certainly change that." The NFL "seems willing to consider an ...

  • Getting Back To Basics

    Ueberroth says time is right for more “entrepreneurial” role.

  • How Sweet It Is

    Reese's to title sponsor Senior Bowl; CFB bowl games added in Bahamas and Boca Raton.

  • Still Doing It

    Nike is unveiling a new campaign to mark the 25th anniversary of "Just Do It" slogan.

  • A Change Is Gonna Come

    New President & CEO Mike Dee lays out his plan for Padres.

  • Wake-Up Call

    Cowherd's new ESPN2 football show will be "loose and quirky."

  • Looking In The Mirror

    Amidst a lost season, Angels Owner Arte Moreno is re-evaluating every member of the organization.

  • A Higher Standard

    SI: "Fox Sports Live" highlights need "upgrading," as viewers can see difference from ESPN.

  • An Open Mind

    Emirates U.S. Open Series GM J. Wayne Richmond discusses past and present business prospects.

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