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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin Criticize NFL's Media, Sponsor Policies In Skit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "took issue with several NFL policies" during his weekly media availability Tuesday, including the league's sponsorship stance and its "decision last week to fine teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000" for not talking to the press, according to Bob Condotta of ...

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02/17/14
NBC Down For Saturday Olympic Coverage

NBC earned a 9.6 fast-national rating and 17.1 million viewers for Olympic coverage on Saturday from 8:30-11:00pm ET, down sharply from comparable coverage during both the ’10 Vancouver and ’06 Turin Games. Saturday night’s telecast from Sochi included Gold Medal finals for wome ...

Tags: NBC, Olympics

02/17/14
Lazarus Talks NBC Coverage Mix, Costas Plan

NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus yesterday sat for a 30-minute interview with SI.com's Richard Deitsch and addressed "multiple topics about the network's coverage and staffing including a succession plan for host Bob Costas, the positive reviews for analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, why the ...

Tags: Olympics, NBC

02/17/14
NBCSN's Lipinski, Weir Seen As TV Revelations

The breakout TV stars at the Sochi Games are NBCSN figure skating analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, as they "represent a sense of showmanship combined with a willingness to be out there and honest that extends to their commentary," according to Robert Bianco of USA TODAY. Weir and Lipinsk ...

Tags: NBC, Olympics

02/17/14
U.S.-Russia Sets Records For NBCSN

The U.S. men’s hockey team continued to pay dividends for NBCSN, as Saturday's U.S.-Russia matchup drew a record audience for any hockey game on the net. The 4.1 million viewers for the game, which was played from 7:30-10:30am ET, outpaced the 4.0 million viewers for last year's Blackhawk ...

Tags: Olympics, NBC

02/17/14
NHL Debate Heats Up With U.S.-Russia

The U.S.' 3-2 shootout win over Russia Saturday was a "gripping affair that was a powerful advertisement for keeping NHL stars in the Games," according to Jerry Sullivan of the BUFFALO NEWS. The "real winner" of the game was "hockey itself." If you "take away the politics and nationalism and the con ...

Tags: Olympics, NHL

02/17/14
USOC Not Concerned About Medal Count

The U.S. Olympic team at Sochi "won't come close to matching" the record-setting 37 medals earned during the '10 Vancouver Games, but USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said that this is "just fine," according to a front-page piece by Kelly Whiteside of USA TODAY. Blackmun has "high expectations for the team, ...

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02/17/14
Old UA Speedskating Suits Don't Make A Difference

The U.S. Speedskating team faces the "very real possibility of going home empty-handed for the first time" since the '84 Sarajevo Games after Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe yesterday "failed to medal in the women’s 1,500 race," according to Michelle Kaufman of the MIAMI HERALD. The "most ...

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02/17/14
"Piggyback" Sponsors Cash In For Sochi Games

For every official sponsor at the Sochi Games, "dozens more are trying to cash in without paying the premium required to be affiliated with the Olympic brand," according to Michael Sanserino of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. These "piggyback" sponsors are "finding a lot of success, thanks to social me ...

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02/17/14
THE DAILY's Olympic Medal Stand

Each day during the Winter Games, THE DAILY offers our take on the business performances of some of the people, sponsors, broadcasters and other entities around Sochi. ...

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02/17/14
Latest Headlines From SBD/SBJ's Sochi Blog

SportsBusiness Daily/Journal have converted their  On The Ground blog into a comprehensive, daily website devoted to the Sochi Games and the business behind it. The site is free and runs through Monday, Feb. 24, the day after the Closing Ceremony. The site also can be accessed through the On T ...

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