Quote of the Day

"He's trying to make a point here, but I'm not exactly sure what it is. He didn't mind any of Goodell's other screwups."
-- Author John Feinstein, on Jerry Jones’ attempt to halt Roger Goodell’s contract extension. ("The Happy Hour," NBC Sports Bay Area, 11/14)
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 48 Print This Issue

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  • Staying At The Helm

    Skipper became ESPN’s president in '12 and signed a contract extension in '15

    ESPN President JOHN SKIPPER has "agreed to a contract extension" with Disney to remain in his position through '21, according to a source cited by Ryan Glasspiegel of THE BIG LEAD. Skipper has been ESPN’s president since Jan. 1, 2012. In '15, Skipper "signed a contract extension" through '18. After two-plus decades of "astounding prosperity, ESPN has had a tumultuous last couple years." ESPN had a "round of about 100 front-facing layoffs earlier this year, and reportedly has another round of about 100 employee layoffs coming" before the end of '17. Nevertheless, Disney is "sending a signal that it stands behind Skipper as the leader to navigate ESPN through these turbulent times" ( THEBIGLEAD.com, 11/14 ). CNN MONEY's Garcia & ...

  • Jerry-Mandering

    CNBC reports Jones not alone in Goodell contract dispute, with majority of owners behind him.

  • The Long And Short Of It

    Arkansas is reportedly parting ways with AD Jeff Long after a decade in Fayetteville.

  • Building A Mystery

    Could stadium issue derail FC Cincinnati's chance at moving up to MLS?

  • Prime Factorization

    SI teams up with Amazon for new streaming service.

  • Leap Frog

    TCU attempts to meet rising demand for premium seating with $100M renovation at AGC Stadium.

  • Deer In The Headlights

    Ticket prices plummet for Packers games, partially due to the arrival of hunting season.

  • Catching Heat

    Greg Olsen staying on Fox broadcast despite Vikes' protest.

  • Consolation Bracket

    U.S. Soccer, SUM contemplating event for non-World Cup teams.

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