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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk  will face off against fans in a shoot-the-puck competition at Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

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08/26/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

Marty York writes from Toronto that if the Ottawa Rough Riders are allowed to end operations Monday, owners in the CFL will be "indirectly telling" CFL Commissioner Larry Smith they''ve "lost confiden

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, CFL, Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, MLB, NFL, Pittsburgh Pirates, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/23/96
CHISOX CONTINUE TO BE BAFFLED AT LACK OF ATTENDANCE

In Chicago, Dave Van Dyck looks at the White Sox'' inability to draw crowds and generate revenue. Rob Gallas, White Sox VP/Marketing, admitted the team is "looking for answers" to their attendance woe

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Franchises

08/23/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The escalating salaries of star athletes and its affect on franchises, is profiled by James Sterngold of the N.Y. TIMES. Sterngold uses Shaquille O''Neal''s seven-year, $120M deal with the Lakers as t

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Vikings

08/23/96
DISTRICT JUDGE SIDES WITH PANTHERS IN ARENA LEASE DISPUTE

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Moore ordered the Miami Sports & Exhibition Authority to honor an extended lease agreement signed May 30 between the Panthers and Decoma Miami Associates that allows

Tags: Franchises, NHL

08/22/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Miami today, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Moore is expected to decide where the NHL Panthers will play next season, according to Larry Lebowitz of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. Panthers Own

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Florida Panthers, Franchises, Miami Heat, NBA, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/22/96
NEW BID ON THE BLOCK FOR THE BLUE JAYS?

Associates of Barry Sherman, head of a Canadian generic drug company Apotex, are "making a bid" to buy the Blue Jays, according to Marina Strauss of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Sources close to the talk

Tags: Franchises, Toronto Blue Jays

08/21/96
CELTICS STOCK NOT SCORING BIG POINTS WITH INVESTORS

Investors in publicly traded units of the Boston Celtics Limited Partnerships have experienced "disappointed in some quarters over the dividend ... and the financial uncertainty of an industry" with e

Tags: Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Franchises

08/21/96
LOAN ENSURES MONTREAL WILL COMPLETE CFL SEASON

The CFL Montreal Alouettes received a cash loan of about C$1M from investors that will enable the team to meet its August payroll and complete the season, according to Bill Beacon in the Toronto GLOBE

Tags: CFL, Franchises

08/21/96
VIRGINIA BASEBALL: ONE EYE ON HOUSTON AND ONE ON PIRATES

While the Astros have been the main focus for Virginia Baseball, the WASHINGTON TIMES'' Thom Loverro reports "the Pirates might soon wind up available for purchase and ripe for relocation again." Sour

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates

08/21/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Rockets will accept $150 non-refundable deposits that will be applied to the cost of season tickets but will carry over if no more seats are available. The only customers that are guaranteed seats

Tags: Franchises, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Saints

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