Quote of the Day

"The NFL has a pretty good track record of helping build platforms. Where we put our content, platforms benefit. That's fine, that's why we have partners. It is certainly worth a lot to Twitter, but it's worth a lot to us and that's one of the strengths of Twitter."
-– NFL Media COO Brian Rolapp, prior to Twitter's IPO this morning. ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 11/7)
Thursday November 7, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 42 Print This Issue

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  • The Cost To Be The Boss

    Coaches are "among the major beneficiaries as schools bet on football and play musical chairs with conference affiliations," according to Brady, Schnaars & Berkowitz of USA TODAY. The average compensation package for major-college coaches is $1.81M, "a rise of about $170,000, or 10%, since last season -- and more than 90%" since '06. At this rate, coaches' compensation "would more than double in less than a decade." A Delta Cost Project report states that the rapid rise "comes at a time when instructional spending at many schools is not increasing at the same pace as spending on athletics." Lucrative TV deals for power conferences have "unleashed a new era of massive spending on football." Alabama coach Nick Saban is "the nation's highe ...

  • Free Screenings

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  • Conversation Startes

    Brian Rolapp discusses NFL's Twitter deal, social media strategies.`

  • Big Game Hunting

    Jaguar set to make its Super Bowl advertising debut.

  • Shifting Gears

    IndyCar fills Randy Bernard's roles with Frye, O'Donnell.

  • K.C. Masterpiece

    Sporting Park is deemed the "Most Connected Sports Venue In America."

  • Pat On The Back

    Blackhawks' Kane leads NHL jersey sales in October.

  • Greener Pastures

    The PGA Championship and The Players both raise prize money to a record $10M.

  • A War Of Words

    Olbermann fires back after bully remarks by "Boomer & Carton."

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