Quote of the Day

"If you're number one, why would you fool around like that? I know I'm good. I didn't fall off the turnip truck, I know everybody watches. … Just leave us alone and we'll be just as good next year."
-– “HNIC” personality Don Cherry, on his reluctance to change his “Coach’s Corner” segment under Rogers’ new NHL TV deal. ("HNIC," CBC, 11/30)
Monday December 2, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 57 Print This Issue

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  • Coming Up Short

    Despite attendance woes, the Bills were paid $78M for the first seven games in Toronto

    The Bills yesterday lost to the Falcons 34-31 in OT during their annual Toronto home game, but the Rogers Centre was "well below capacity with 39,869 fans, many of them loud red-jersey-wearing Falcons supporters," according to Rachel Brady of the GLOBE & MAIL ( GLOBE & MAIL, 12/2 ). The GLOBE & MAIL's Jeff Blair notes long security lines at the Rogers Centre "meant the game started with maybe 20,000 souls in the stands and the announced crowd ... was the smallest for any of the six regular-season games here (2012’s game against the Seattle Seahawks was 40,970) and only slightly better than the 39,503 who showed up for a Bills exhibition game against the Indianapolis Colts in August of 2010, which will give ammunition to ...

  • Service Winner

    Michelob Ultra makes its foray into tennis, set to replace Corona as primary sponsor for the ATP's U.S. tourneys next year.

  • Tiger Tales

    CBS garners kudos for Alabama-Auburn coverage.

  • Dodging A Bullet?

    Sources: TV distributors balking at expected record-setting price for TWC's SportsNet LA.

  • In The Driver's Seat

    NBC Sports names Jeff Behnke VP/NASCAR Production.

  • The Glamorous Life

    L'Oreal skates into sports marketing, aligning its Paris Men Expert brand with the NHL and looking to go viral with online videos.

  • Kicking Up Dust

    Timeline for proposed DC United stadium slips, as deadlines for land deals pass.

  • Playing It By The Book

    Rockies Owner Dick Monfort clarifies plans for a seemingly small payroll bump, despite a boost in budget from MLB's new TV deal.

  • Trouble With The Curve

    Yankees highlighting Sabathia in tix ads despite poor '13 season.

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