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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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MLB Franchise Notes

Mariners President Kevin Mather said that the team at the end of the '14 season was $16M "over the budgeted payroll" at $107M. He said he "blew by" the approved budget. In Seattle, Ryan Divish noted Mather "wouldn't give an exact number" on the '15 payroll. But he said, "Our number is higher. [Exec ...

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Chick-Fil-A Takes Wizards Promo To Next Level

Wizards players recently expressed that they "wanted chicken" from Chick-fil-A after fans got loud for an in-game promotion involving the QSR, so the team and Chick-fil-A marketing execs on Thursday "arranged for a massive post-practice drop of Chick-fil-A food at Verizon Center," according to Dan S ...

Tags: Washington Wizards, Marketing and Sponsorship

Most Memorable Downloads From '14

THE DAILY compiled a list of the Daily Downloads that stood out over the past year. Below is the list in chronological order. LONG-DISTANCE CALL : Sketch comedy outfit Exploding Heads offered up a deliberately clueless Brit trying to handle play-by-play duties for an American football ...

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Jackson, Barkley In War Of Words

TNT's Charles Barkley and Knicks President Phil Jackson "got into a little war of words" during last night's Knicks-Bulls game. During the telecast, Jackson tweeted  of Barkley's analysis, "do I have to mute this game? Chuck just remember your fundamental...key to [triangle]." Ba ...

Sports Stories In USA Today's Most-Read

Four sports stories make USA TODAY's " 10 Most-Read" of '14 : No. 4: Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman , the NFL's first deaf offensive player, in a "moving Duracell commercial."  No. 5:  Tony Stewart 's sprint car wreck that resulted in the death of driver Kevin Ward . No. ...

Today's Events....

Michael Phelps is scheduled to go to trial on drunk driving charges. While he is "unlikely to face jail time," his "path ahead is not entirely clear" ( Baltimore SUN, 12/19 ).

Laugh Track....Rally Hats

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel said, “Christmas is a strange holiday if you really think about it. … It’s the third night of Hanukkah, which means the Jewish kids are already three presents up on the gentile kids. But we will catch up. We are like the Tom Brady of present getters. W ...

Executive Transactions

Turner Sports Technical Manager  GREG GUNN is leaving the company and worked his last event on Thursday night. Gunn received a nice on-air send-off by announcer KEVIN HARLAN in the final minute of the Knicks-Bulls game. Harlan said of Gunn, "He started at Turner in 1973, a veteran of Vietnam ...

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Final Jeopardy....

“What is Mount Rushmore?”

Final Jeopardy!

Last night’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “20th Century Sculpture.” “Its sculptor asked for prayer that this work would ‘endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.’”

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