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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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Marketplace Round-Up

In DC, Eric Fisher reported that the NBA is "beginning to show signs of life" in its merchandising sales. Fisher: "Thanks to dozens of new products, several redesigned uniforms, a fast-growing e-comme

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Churchill Downs Inc., Colleges, Football, Horse Racing, Milwaukee Brewers, NBA, NFL

Facility Notes

Cablevision CEO James Dolan said he would never sell naming rights to MSG: "No, I wouldn''t do it — ever. Madison Square Garden is special" (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 2/10)....The NBA''s ''01 draft will be

Tags: Basketball, Cablevision, Chicago Bears, Colleges, Facilities, Football, Madison Square Garden, NBA

Final Weekend Nielsen Ratings

The following lists final Nielsen ratings from recent sports events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "Raising the Roof" 2/3 ABC 1:00-2:00pm 0.9/3 "Battle of the Grid Iron" 2/3 ABC 2:00-3:00pm

Tags: ABC, Basketball, CBS, Colleges, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Sacramento Kings, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Track & Field, UPN, Viacom, Walt Disney, Winter Sports

Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with the Univ. of WA-Univ. of AZ men''s basketball, followed by Stanford Univ.-Univ. of OR NCAA. The first non-NCAA

Tags: Basketball, Boston Bruins, Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Mavericks, ESPN, Football, Golf, Hockey, Manchester United, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Southwest Sports Group, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

NBA's TV Rights Market

With the NBA''s $2.64B TV contract due to expire after the ''01-02 season, Fatsis & Flint of the WALL STREET JOURNAL wonder whether the league "will be forced to settle for a token increase or even ta

Tags: ABC, Basketball, CBS, Colleges, ESPN, Football, IMG, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

Knight's $55,000 Sandbox Deal

Former IN Univ. men''s basketball coach Bobby Knight has "agreed to work" for Sandbox.com to promote the Internet game producer''s NCAA tournament pool, according to Scott Newman of BLOOMBERG NEWS. A

Tags: Coca-Cola, Colleges, ESPN, IMG, NCAA, Walt Disney

Executive Transactions

The Mets promoted longtime publicist JAY HORWITZ to VP. Horowitz has been with the team for 21 years (NEWSDAY, 2/8). ...Turner Sports promoted GREG HUGHES to Senior VP/PR (GOULD MEDIA, 2/6)....Univ. o

Tags: Baseball, Colleges, Golf, New York Mets, People and Pop Culture, Tennis, Time Warner

Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET 60-minute edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with Kings-T''Wolves, followed by Suns-Lakers. The first non-basketball report, at 11:44 into the broadcast, was Fl

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Colleges, ESPN, Football, Hockey, Minnesota Vikings, Motorsports, NASCAR, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

Names In The News

XFL: NBC''s "Tonight Show" featured DICK BUTKUS doing a parody of the XFL with the XPGA TOUR. Butkus: "It''s golf the way it was meant to be played — full-contact! Every fairway a battlefield, ev

Tags: Basketball, CBS, Colleges, Dallas Mavericks, Football, Golf, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, San Antonio Spurs, Southwest Sports Group, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

Marketplace Round-Up

SHAQ BIZ: Lakers C Shaquille O''Neal will endorse MA-based private jet services provider eBizJets, which is also endorsed by Rangers SS Alex Rodriguez (THE DAILY). OH BABBY: Univ. of MI WR David Terre

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Cablevision, CFL, Colleges, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Football, Los Angeles Lakers, NFL, Reebok, Southwest Sports Group, Texas Rangers, Walt Disney

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