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NBC Will Air National Anthem For NFL Season Opener Sept. 7

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 17

NBC "will televise the playing of the national anthem at Gillette Stadium" for the Chiefs-Patriots NFL Kickoff on Sept. 7. NFL broadcast partners "typically do not show the playing of the national anthem” but they do around major games. The "question of which players will be standing and whic...

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Is Duncan Too Fundamental?

Despite winning back-to-back league MVP awards, some sports marketers say that Spurs F Tim Duncan is "not a top priority," according to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell. S.F.-based Pickett Advertising Exec Cr

Tags: Basketball, Coca-Cola, Los Angeles Lakers, McDonalds, Nike, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Nationals

ESPN's Wimbledon Sponsorships

ESPN is offering "exclusive full-hour sponsorships on its [Wimbledon] coverage, in daytime on weekdays," according to MEDIAWEEK's John Consoli, who notes the net also "is planning to offer the full-ho

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AFL Signs Deal w/ Foot Locker

By Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, The Sports Business Daily With its championship game between the Tampa Bay Storm and Arizona Rattlers on tap for Sunday, the AFL is increasing retail distribution of

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Media Notes

The SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Andy Bernstein notes that high-def, VOD, broadband and "technology in general played a starring role" at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's annual Natio

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MLB Interleague Attendance

Attendance during the first segment of MLB interleague play was up "only 8% over intraleague games played since the season began and 5% compared with games in May," according to Hal Bodley of USA TODA

Tags: LA Angels, Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Walt Disney

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"Tim Duncan is boring. He may have a few opportunities from companies who are willing to play off the fact that he's so dull. Maybe he can watch paint dry for a Sherwin Williams ad." — Pickett Ad

'05 NBA All-Star Game In Denver

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced yesterday that Denver will host the '05 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 20 (NBA). In Denver, Chris Tomasson reports that the Nuggets are "making what amoun

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CART Looking To Privatize

After CART announced yesterday that it has hired investment banking firm Bear Stearns & Co. to explore strategic alternatives, which could include a sale to take the company private, the TORONTO SUN's

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NASCAR Denies Nextel Deal

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