Quote of the Day

"What makes Larry Bird madder -- the fact that the Pacers didn’t get to be on Christmas Day or that people are wearing these uniforms?"
-- ESPN's Bill Simmons, on the adidas Big Logo jerseys all 10 teams wore yesterday. ("Bulls-Nets," ESPN, 12/25)
Thursday December 26, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 73 Print This Issue

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  • Naughty And Nice

    The NBA’s five games on Christmas Day saw a mixed bag in the overnight ratings. ESPN saw its best Christmas tripleheader average (2.3 overnight) for the second straight year, led by a 2.4 for Rockets-Spurs in the first primetime slot (8:00pm ET). Rockets-Spurs marks ESPN’s best overnight on record for a Christmas primetime game and helped deliver the net its best Christmas primetime doubleheader average ever. The game also was up 41% from Rockets-Bulls in the same time slot last season -- a game that lacked Bulls G Derrick Rose. This year’s Bulls-Nets game in the 12:00pm slot, which also lacked Rose and featured a struggling Nets team, earned a 2.3 overnight. That figure is down 15% from Celtics-Nets last year. Meanwhile, ...

  • Dressed For Success?

    Knicks' Beno Udrih blames the Big Logo jersey for a poor Christmas Day shooting performance.

  • Give And Take

    DC United could receive tax breaks on new stadium in exchange for share of revenue.

  • System Overhaul

    NBA may eliminate draft lottery to prevent tanking for picks.

  • The Hurt Locker

    Bill Belichick blames the rash of injuries across the NFL on the current CBA.

  • Plenty Of Leftovers

    Many schools struggling to sell ticket allotments for bowl games.

  • Cowboys Like Us

    World Series of Team Roping committed to Las Vegas as host.

  • Community Outreach

    The NBA Kings are is increasing their charitable profile in the greater Sacramento area.

  • Let It Rain

    Brewers boost ballpark's energy efficiency with new rain barrels.

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