Quote of the Day

"I’m more proud of them for their willingness to take that heat and stick to their plan than I would be if they panicked the first time their name was dragged through the mud publicly and said, 'we can’t do this.’"
-– Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, on the Ricketts family’s performance as owners of the team. (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 1/19)
Monday January 20, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 88 Print This Issue

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  • Gridiron Gains

    Fox and CBS saw double-digit percentage gains for their respective windows during NFL Championship Game Sunday. Fox led yesterday’s games with a 31.0 overnight for Seahawks-49ers in primetime, up from a 27.9 rating for CBS’ Ravens-Patriots in primetime last year. Fox also saw a bump compared to its 49ers-Falcons matchup in the afternoon window last year (26.1). Seattle-Tacoma led all markets with a 54.3 local rating for the NFC game, followed by S.F.-Oakland-San Jose (47.5), Sacramento (46.7), Portland (39.5) and Milwaukee (38.9). Fox picked up a win in primetime among all nets, with the game peaking at a 34.1 rating from 9:30-10:00pm ET. Meanwhile, CBS earned a 29.5 overnight for the Broncos’ win over the Patriots from 3 ...

  • If You're Going To Talk The Talk....

    Richard Sherman's new Beats by Dre ad is unlikely to silence his critics.

  • Marked Up

    Super Bowl secondary tix prices inflated due to N.Y. market.

  • Speaking His Mind

    Northeastern’s Peter Roby outspoken during NCAA summit.

  • Change Of Pace

    Critics debate merits of overhaul to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Chase.

  • Back To California?

    SoCal hosting more NHL Stadium Series games could depend on how Dodger Stadium goes.

  • Price To Pay

    Sochi construction costs put at $6.5B; off $50B estimates.

  • A Call For Inclusion

    British Open sponsor HSBC sounds its opposition to the event being held at male-only venues.

  • Patience Is A Virtue

    Cubs ask fans for more patience during rebuilding process on and off the field.

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