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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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09/29/14
Could Suspension Push Simmons Away?

Bill Simmons' contract with ESPN expires next year, and author Jim Miller said while a "lot of people are writing today it's inevitable that he's going to re-sign" with the net, he believes Simmons' return is "very much in doubt, particularly with what's gone on this week." Simmons was suspend ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

09/29/14
Westbrook's New Line Tests Fashion Boundaries

The NBA is in the "middle of a style renaissance" and Thunder G Russell Westbrook's inaugural fashion collaboration Westbrook XO Barneys "represents a new kind of season opener," according to Jason Gay of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The "concrete corridors at basketball arenas have become new runways, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NBA

09/29/14
Warriors Hold Unique Uniform Reveal

The Warriors last night unveiled their alternate uniform for the upcoming season at a private event at Twitter’s S.F. HQ, with fans of the team identified as social media influencers. The 10 influencers were told only that they were invited to a special event held by the team. Warriors officia ...

09/29/14
MLB Attendance Down Slightly

MLB ended the '14 regular season with a total attendance of 73.74 million, a decrease of 0.4% and a second straight annual decline. Despite the slight fall, the total will still rank as the seventh largest in league history, extending a run in which the sport’s 11 best-attended seasons have oc ...

09/29/14
Final Jeopardy....

“Who was Clarence Darrow ?”

09/29/14
Final Jeopardy!

Friday’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Famous Americans.” “In 1936 at age 79, he published an article in Esquire Magazine in which he described how to pick a jury.”

09/29/14
Laugh Track....Hit Single

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon : “Here's what people are talking about. Now, of course, it's Derek Jeter. Did you guys see this? Last night, he got the game-winning hit in his final game at Yankee Stadium. Guys on the other team could have thrown Jeter out, but they were too busy trying to get that ...

09/29/14
NBA, Dr. Oz Partner On Health Program

The NBA today will announce a partnership with TV personality Dr. Oz to give public school children in N.Y. "lessons on how to lead more healthy lives." The program, to be carried out by Oz' nonprofit HealthCorps and NBA Cares, will visit public schools in the city and will emphasize an "active li ...

09/29/14
Top Ten....Pop Culture

Friday night's Top Ten list was “Top Ten Other Names Considered For ‘Pop Tarts.’” Letterman said, “Kellogg's Pop Tart is celebrating its 50th anniversary, ladies and gentlemen. Who says America doesn't do anything?” ( “Late Show,” CBS, 9/26 ). 10) & ...

09/29/14
Twitter Me This....

It's been a great week in London, a city of friendly, gracious people. Nice to meet so many locals who are openminded to American football. — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 29, 2014 The best moment on Détente Sunday at Fenway was Derek Jeter running to inrpirat ...

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