Quote of the Day

"I’m just very thankful that I don’t have to hear about computers anymore."
-– ESPN's David Pollack, on the release Sunday night of final regular-season BCS standings. ("BCS Selection Show," ESPN, 12/8)
Monday December 9, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 62 Print This Issue

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  • Don't Cha Know?

    Cano's contracts represents the largest free agent deal in Mariners history

    The Mariners have been "the talk of the baseball world" since it was reported the team reached a 10-year, $240M deal with free agent 2B Robinson Cano, and "all indications" are the contract will be finalized this week, according to Ryan Divish of the SEATTLE TIMES. Cano, who "flew back to his native Dominican Republic and was shown on television wearing a Mariners cap, likely will take an extensive physical in the next few days" ( SEATTLE TIMES, 12/8 ). In Seattle, Geoff Baker wrote the deal "marks a stunning about-face for a franchise that for years kept overall payroll below past levels." The Mariners after a franchise-high $118M payroll in '08 have "avoided surpassing" $100M again. Through most of Exec VP & GM of Baseball Operati ...

  • Snowball Effect

    CBS, Fox see best numbers for early NFL windows in '13.

  • The Best Of The Best

    All BCS conference championship games see an uptick in attendance.

  • Almost Famous

    Heather Cox defends postgame questioning of Jameis Winston.

  • Under Review

    The NFL is discussing centralizing its instant replay system, which could lead to shorter games.

  • Winter Wonderland?

    MLS Commissioner Don Garber sheds light on the possibility of a switch to a winter schedule.

  • It's All Greek To Me

    Chobani yogurt will run Super Bowl ad as debut for new marketing campaign.

  • True Blue

    Hershiser reportedly bolts from ESPN for Dodgers' new RSN.

  • If The Shoe Fits....

    SBD looks back at 20 more memorable Nike campaigns as part of our 20th year of publication.

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