Quote of the Day

"Hated them. I just thought it made our guys look more like a high school wrestling team or a college wrestling team."
-- Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, on the NBA’s adidas sleeved jerseys. (ESPNDALLAS.com, 12/26)
Friday December 27, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 74 Print This Issue

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  • Survival Of The Fittest

    Eagles-Cowboys is one of two winner-take-all Week 17 games in the NFL

    The NFL, which "once writhed when teams that had clinched early coasted into the postseason now has the most eventful Week 17 in memory, with eight of the 12 playoff tickets claimed, and 10 teams elbowing for the remaining four," according to Sam Farmer of the L.A. TIMES. The Chiefs are the only team that currently knows its playoff seeding, and in the NFC, no team has won its division. Pro Football HOFer John Madden on Monday said, "It sure makes for great football. We don't have 14 games, then two games of blah, and then playoffs. That's what I used to hate about it. Instead of blasting into the playoffs, we'd limp into the playoffs." Two divisional matchups on Sunday will be "winner-take-all finales, with the victors earning a home playo ...

  • Off The Mark

    Cuban chimes in disapprovingly on NBA's sleeved jerseys.

  • Everybody Walk The Dinosaur

    The Raptors look to boost club's image with celebs sitting in courtside seats.

  • With A Little Help From My Friends

    Jets QB Geno Smith defends decision to sign with Jay Z.

  • Angels In The Outsource

    Sources: MLBAM studying changes to e-commerce operation.

  • Magic Monday

    Audience for "MNF" third best since ESPN's acquisition.

  • Another BRIC In The Wall

    NBA Kings land another deal with India-based company.

  • The Worldwide Meter

    ESPN has taken in about $260M in tax breaks, credits from Connecticut since '01.

  • No Sugar Coating

    Sugar Bowl CEO: New Orleans needs to step up to get CFP.

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