Quote of the Day

"I don’t take the challenges we had on Wild Card weekend as any kind of a reflection on our fans’ passion. Those were mistakes that were made by us, the NFL and our clubs."
-- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking at his annual State of the League address on the impact the at-home experience has on fans attending games. (NFL Network, 1/31)
Friday January 31, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 97 Print This Issue

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  • The Clock Hits :00

    Stern retires Friday after 30 years as the league's top exec

    NBA Commissioner David Stern is "unlike any pro sports commissioner before him or likely to follow" and "belongs among the faces of his game,"according to Jonathan Feigen of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Stern ends his 30-year tenure as commissioner on Friday having "grown past his role as the NBA’s chief executive to a symbol of his times for good, bad and everything in between" ( CHRON.com, 1/30 ). The AP's Brian Mahoney wrote, "Try to find an NBA legacy more lasting than David Stern's." In Toronto, Doug Smith writes Stern "could be demanding and given to fits of anger but what good leader doesn’t demand the best of those under him?" There can be "no denying that under Stern’s guidance, the NBA has become the gold standard for ...

  • High Ambition

    NFL's goal of $25B in revenue by '27 hinges on media rights.

  • Now For A Word From Our Sponsors

    T-Mobile joins the Super Bowl party, with Tim Tebow starring in two 30-second ads.

  • Game-Time Decision

    Fox prepares new tech for SB telecast, while competitors line up alternate programming.

  • Cruise Control

    Bud Light takes over a cruise ship for its Bud Light Hotel activation event at the Super Bowl.

  • Put The Pedal To The Metal

    NASCAR hopes adding eliminations to the Chase will help reverse sagging attendance, TV ratings.

  • West Coast Shoppers

    Rams' Kroenke buys 60 acres of land in L.A., fueling rumors of a future NFL stadium.

  • Don't Mess With The Bull

    Texas posts a record $165.7M in operating revenue for '12-13.

  • Sister Act

    IOC rules end run of inspiring Guinness ad with Olympians.

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