Quote of the Day

"I'd like to think I never needed to be humbled but we all probably get over our skis from time to time and it's always good to have your wings clipped a little bit."
-- Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO Kevin Plank, on if the company's recent stock drop has affected his enthusiasm. ("Fast Money Halftime Report," CNBC, 2/7)
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 103 Print This Issue

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  • Mouse Trap?

    Rising costs and declining viewership at ESPN "once again dragged down quarterly results" for Disney, while Chair & CEO Bob Iger on a conference call yesterday "gave his first public signal he may stay beyond his planned retirement" in '18, according to Ben Fritz of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Despite Iger's "best efforts to focus investor attention on Disney’s film studio," most questions on the call with analysts "once again targeted ESPN’s struggles and the pending launch of a digital, direct-to-consumer sports video offering." Disney’s total revenue fell 3% in the quarter ended Dec. 31 to $14.8B, while profit dropped 14% to $2.5B. The declines were "largely expected." ESPN, whose costs have grown recently du ...

  • Target Practice

    Patriots fans, team members use parade to express displeasure with Roger Goodell.

  • Patch Work

    Nets join Kings, Sixers, Celtics in signing jersey sponsor deal.

  • Winter Storming

    NBCUniversal begins its march toward the '18 PyeongChang Games.

  • Not Dwelling On The Past

    Falcons' PSL sales at new stadium not affected by SB loss.

  • High Standard Of Living

    The Warriors are raising ticket prices once again with increases between 15-25% after selling out 214 consecutive home games.

  • We Own The Night

    Wrigley Field near limit on primetime events for '17 with Lady Gaga concert now added.

  • Protecting His House

    Plank defends Under Armour's strategy after sharp stock drop.

  • Ice Cold

    Bruins take heat for firing coach on same day as Pats' parade.

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