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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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Tags: HBO, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

12/19/95
WHO DO WE CALL FOR CAMEOS? HBO'S "ARLI$$" TO SPOOF SPORTS

HBO will present "Arli$$," a comedy pilot about a mega- sports agent created by actor/comedian Robert Wuhl. The show will combine fiction and reality to "explore the sometimes shaky and dishonest rela

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

12/19/95
NBC REPORTS 85% BUY FOR SUPER BOWL AS THEY LAUNCH WEB SITE

In a conference call to announce the partnership between the NFL and NBC on a Super Bowl Web site sponsored by Microsoft, NBC Sports Senior VP Jonathan Miller said the network has sold more than 85% o

Tags: Microsoft, NBC, NFL, Media

12/19/95
MEDIA NOTES

Neal Pilson has been hired by the Arena Football League to oversee its national TV matters and to assist in the negotiation of future contracts. Pilson said he saw "a good chance to improve its [AFL''

Tags: ABC, AFL, ATT, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBC, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/18/95
SUPER BOWL FEVER: NBC, NFL AND MICROSOFT TO ANNOUNCE DEAL

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Tags: M&M/Mars, Microsoft, NBC, NFL, Procter and Gamble, Media

12/18/95
IOC SEARCHING OUT LONG TERM OLYMPIC SPONSORS

The IOC is in discussion with Olympics sponsors, including IBM, Coca-Cola and Eastman Kodak, about "extending long-term agreements beyond the 2000 Games," according to ADVERTISING AGE. This could help

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATT, CBS, Coca-Cola, DaimlerChrysler, Eastman Kodak, IBM, IOC, NBC, Media, Viacom

12/18/95
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Raptors

12/18/95
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Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

12/15/95
NBC AND MICROSOFT ANNOUNCE $440M ALL-NEWS VENTURE

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Tags: Microsoft, NBC, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

12/15/95
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

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Tags: NBC, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

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