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Rob Gronkowski's Sponsorships, Partying Get Spoofed In Latest "Family Guy" Episode

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Fox' "Family Guy" last night featured an appearance by Patriots TE ROB GRONKOWSKI , with the show revolving around Gronk purchasing a house in Peter Griffin's neighborhood. The episode begins with Peter and his friends drinking at The Drunken Clam...

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03/12/01
Executive Transactions

Tennis Canada''s Montreal Tournament Dir RICHARD LEGENDRE is leaving to become Minister of Sport & Tourism in Quebec (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 3/9)....The MLS Earthquakes promoted former Dir of Soccer Op

Tags: Basketball, Houston Dynamo, MLS, Soccer, People and Pop Culture

03/09/01
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JUST LEAD IT: Nike named Nike USA VP CHARLES DENSON and VP/Global Footwear MARK PARKER to the newly-created positions of President of the Nike Brand. Denson will have general management responsibility

Tags: ESPN, Football, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Nike, Seattle Seahawks, People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

03/09/01
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KNIGHT TO FILE SUIT? Former IN Univ. (IU) men''s basketball coach BOB KNIGHT "has put IU on notice that he might sue for more than" $7M for "lost income, pain and suffering, mental humiliation and int

Tags: Boxing, Coca-Cola, Colleges, Football, Golf, Motorsports, San Francisco 49ers, Speedway Motorsports Inc., People and Pop Culture

03/08/01
MLB's Power Brokers

BASEBALL AMERICA (BA) presents its list of the "most powerful people" in MLB, which the publication "stopped doing" in ''98, as "it wasn''t changing much and peace reigned over the game." But Will Lin

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, People and Pop Culture, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Walt Disney

03/08/01
Executive Transactions

OCTAGON PROMOTIONS: Octagon announced the promotions of RON ERSKINE, SCOTT SEYMOUR and JEFF SHIFRIN all to Senior VP within the marketing division. Erskine, a 13-year company employee, will oversee th

Tags: AHL, AEG, Cablevision, DC United, Golf, Interpublic Group of Cos., Madison Square Garden, Motorsports, Nike, Octagon, Soccer, People and Pop Culture

03/08/01
Names In The News

CHECK THE SCORECARD: SI''s ScoreCard section reports figure skater TARA LIPINSKI has a role in "VANILLA SKY," a movie starring CAMERON DIAZ and TOM CRUISE and directed by CAMERON CROWE (SPORTS ILLUSTR

Tags: Basketball, ESPN, NBC, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Tennessee Titans, Walt Disney

03/07/01
Executive Transactions

In Chicago, Jim Kirk reported that FSN Chicago Senior Account Exec, National Sales JOE GERZEMA was named National Sales Manager for FSN (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/6)....In Pittsburgh, Fitzpatrick & Barnes re

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, People and Pop Culture, WNBA

03/07/01
Names In The News

In N.Y., Dave Anderson writes that the HOF selection committee "couldn''t agree on any of the three candidates" in the execs category: former Dodgers Owner WALTER O''MALLEY, former Commissioner BOWIE

Tags: Baseball, Boxing, ECHL, Football, Hockey, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Pittsburgh Steelers, People and Pop Culture

03/06/01
Names In The News

In CA, Kevin Ding reports Lakers coach PHIL JACKSON has written a book with longtime friend CHARLEY ROSEN called "MORE THAN A GAME," due to be released March 25. The book "is more reflective of the au

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Cablevision, Colleges, Horse Racing, Los Angeles Lakers, People and Pop Culture, Texas Rangers

03/06/01
Executive Transactions

NEW TITLES FOR SUTTON & MULLIN: The NBA named BILL SUTTON as VP/Team Marketing Services. Sutton will direct efforts supporting team ticket sales, improving local revenues and increasing fan satisfacti

Tags: Basketball, ESPN, Hockey, NBA, Olympics, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Walt Disney

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