Quote of the Day

"If I’m an NFL owner, I know whom I ultimately side with in a choice between Jones and Goodell. I side with the owner who has multiplied my revenues exponentially with his vision and willingness to upset the cart when no one else had the nerve to, as opposed to the commissioner who has mangled every serious matter he has touched."
-- Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins, on the ongoing feud between the Cowboys owner and the NFL commissioner. (WASHINGTON POST, 11/10)
Friday November 10, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 45 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Glass Half Full

    ESPN again "weighed down the earnings" of Disney as the net "continued to grapple with sweeping changes in the media business," according to Miller & Battaglio of the L.A. TIMES. Overall, it was a "weak" Q4 for Disney, which reported net income of $1.75B, down 1% from last year. Revenue also declined 3% and the company "failed to meet analysts' expectations." Disney's media networks unit -- whose "crown jewel" is ESPN -- had a "tough quarter." Disney "attributed the drop, in part, to lower advertising revenue at ESPN and higher programming costs for the network." But Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger in a call with analysts "expressed optimism" for ESPN. Iger said, "We've never lost our bullishness about ESPN. The brand is strong. The qua ...

  • Ownership Dispute

    Jerry Jones frustrated with Arthur Blank in Goodell contract talks.

  • The Ball Is Tipped....

    The ongoing FBI probe into college basketball lingers as the '17-18 season starts.

  • Presidents Day

    Rays shuffle front office; Silverman back to business side.

  • Losing Their Luster?

    Notre Dame is ranked No. 3, but that is not translating into a ratings boon for NBC.

  • The Norman Conquest

    Oklahoma becomes third FBS team to pair with Jordan Brand.

  • From Up Above

    NBC's "TNF" will use SkyCam for the primary viewing angle during next week's game.

  • Deep Purple

    Northwestern season-ticket base soars post-Tourney appearance.

  • Jumper Cables

    Blake Griffin explains that his iconic Dunk Contest moment was not what he originally wanted.

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug