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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

"I just wanted to get everybody in a room and play that unbelievable scene from 'Good Will Hunting' when Robin Williams says, 'It's not your fault. It's not your fault.' These people did not screw up" – Author James Andrew Miller , on the recent layoffs at ESPN ( SLATE.com, 4/27 ). ...

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Media Notes

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ALCS Puts Up Strong Numbers

Fox earned a 17.1/28 final Nielsen rating for last Thursday's Red Sox-Yankees ALCS Game Seven. The game, which averaged 18.6 million HHs, earned a 52.9/73 in Boston and a 34.4/49 in N.Y. It was the fo

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Franchise Notes

LIONS: SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Daniel Kaplan reports that the Lions "are set to borrow $155[M] from a handful of lenders, an important step in the NFL's bid for credibility on Wall Street." The Natio

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Magic Eyeing NASCAR Deal

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Monday, October 20, 2003 Texans and local Museum of Fine Arts collaborate on photo exhibit . From a payroll perspective , World Series match-up does not make sense. ...

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ESPN2 Debuts "Cold Pizza"

ESPN2 this morning at 7:00am ET debuted "Cold Pizza," the network's new weekday morning series. The show experienced technical difficulties at the outset, rendering parts of co-host Jay Crawford's int

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Weekend Nielsen Ratings

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