Quote of the Day

"If anybody can figure out how to turn that team around, it's Tim. And if this was a horse race, I'd be going first, second and third with my money on Tim."
-- MLS Commissioner Don Garber, on his faith that MLSE President & CEO Tim Leiweke can help Toronto FC become successful on the pitch. (CP, 12/3)
Wednesday December 4, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 59 Print This Issue

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  • In A New York Minute

    Fox Sports sold its final Super Bowl commercial before Thanksgiving, and the network is announcing that it has no more spots left to sell more than eight weeks before the game. CBS Sports last year announced that it sold out the game in January. Sources said advertisers this year paid between upwards of $4M per 30-second spot during the game, with some of the late spots going for $4.5M. Fox Sports Media Group Exec VP/Sales Neal Mulcahy said that Fox still has time to sell during its pre- and postgame shows, which are 50-75% sold. Mulcahy, who has sold seven Super Bowls during his 25-year career at the net, said advertisers have become convinced that the Super Bowl provides a good return on investment, even at the high rates being offered. ...

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Yankees seem back to their free-spending ways after doling out $153M to sign Jacoby Ellsbury.

  • Home Sweet Home?

    Brandon indicates Bills will review Toronto series despite having four years left on deal.

  • Deep Purple

    The Vikings finally begin construction on their new $975M stadium.

  • Drive South

    MLS makes it clear Miami, ATL are preferred expansion sites.

  • Big Shoes To Fill

    Tony Clark officially becomes first former player to head MLBPA, says mission will be unchanged.

  • Going After A New Target

    Five former Chiefs sue team over concussion issue.

  • Lapping The Competition

    Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson repeats as the top racer in terms of sponsor exposure.

  • Meeting Of The Minds

    The '13 NASCAR Motorsports Marketing Forum rolls on from Las Vegas.

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