Quote of the Day

"You won’t get the casual sports fan. If we weren’t up against an NFL Sunday, I’m sure the rating in Boston on Sunday would be at least three or four times what it’s going to end up being."
-- Revolution Operator Jonathan Kraft, on MLS Cup competing with the NFL for TV viewers. ("Felger & Massarotti," WBZ-AM, 12/4)
Friday December 5, 2014 Vol. 21 — No. 60 Print This Issue

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  • Timing is Everything

    Last year's MLS Cup ran concurrent with the SEC Championship football game

    Sunday's Revolution-Galaxy MLS Cup is scheduled for 3:00pm ET on ESPN, and the network "hopes the fact there are only four NFL games in the late afternoon window will lead some to turn on" the MLS title game, according to Mike DeCourcy of SPORTING NEWS. DeCourcy writes under the header, "Why Is The MLS Cup Final On At The Same Time As NFL Games?" Because the MLS season ends in the fall, it is "difficult to find a position on the sports calendar that is not impacted, indeed overwhelmed, by football." MLS played its championship game "even later on Sunday afternoons for a while," and also "tried a Sunday evening slot." Last season's title game "ran concurrent with the SEC Championship football game," and it seems like "it's always something." ...

  • Word From The Hill

    U.S. Senators tell NFL to get rid of its broadcast blackout rule.

  • Pitchfork In The Road

    Arizona State is closing in on an all-inclusive apparel deal with adidas.

  • School's Out

    IMG College senior exec Hunter Nickell departing firm.

  • Going Into Hibernation?

    Could the McCaskey family make major changes to the Bears after heavy fan no-shows at Soldier Field?

  • Wish List

    Custom Fatheads and pylons are among the new gifts being given to players in bowl games.

  • Swamp Thing

    Although Colorado State coach Jim McElwain is leaving for Florida, the Mountain West school will get a record $7M buyout.

  • That's Business

    76ers' ownership shows its Wall Street background with team's roster rebuild.

  • Fresh Fish?

    Jeter's tour of Marlins Park sparks rumors of interest in purchasing stake in team.

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