Quote of the Day

"I should have waited a day. That’s my fault for putting myself in the middle of a story that should have been about Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, and the guys who got in yesterday."
-- ESPN's Dan Le Batard, on the timing of his revelation as the writer who gave Deadspin their Baseball HOF vote ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 1/9)
Thursday January 9, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 81 Print This Issue

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  • From The Top Rope

    WWE Network will cost $9.95 per month with a minimum six-month commitment

    World Wrestling Entertainment last night at the Int'l Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas announced the creation of WWE Network, a full-time, over-the-top digital network combining live and on-demand content. The digital video will be supported by MLB Advanced Media, marking the second big outside contract announcement in as many days for baseball's digital arm. WWE Network content will include all of the property's pay-per-view specials, including WrestleMania, and carry a cost of $9.99 per month with a minimum six-month commitment. The direct-to-consumer subscription cost represents a massive discount from linear TV PPV costs from all its combined events, but WWE execs intend to make up the revenue shortfall and then some through inc ...

  • The Face Of Change?

    Le Batard explains rationale for giving HOF vote to Deadspin.

  • Information Overload?

    ESPN audience numbers drop to lowest mark since '08.

  • Cardinal Sin?

    Louisville AD Tom Jurich is under fire from the media for bringing back Bobby Petrino.

  • A Crazy Game of Poker

    Devils, 76ers with PartyPoker deal become first major U.S. teams to align with online gambling.

  • Home Improvement

    Architects for the Rupp Arena redesign finally detail plans for the $140-150M project.

  • Shiver Me Timbers

    The Pirates plan to make a switch to the gold "P" for their primary logo.

  • Fast & Furious

    Pacers' on-court success fuels major uptick in ad sales.

  • I Will Survive

    Marlins' David Samson reportedly will compete on CBS' "Survivor."

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