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Going Off The Grid: Panelists Discuss Their Favorite App, NBA Conference Finals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 25 / 17

"Going Off The Grid" is a weekly survey of sports execs and personalities offering their thoughts on a handful of pressing (and trivial) issues in sports and pop culture. This week, our panel chimes in on the biggest surprise of the MLB season, what they would name their own shoe brand and their Mem...

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MasterCard VP/U.S. Sponsorships & Events JEFF PRICE is leaving his post to become CMO at Trakus. No replacement has been named (SBJ, 10/23 issue)....In L.A., Jason Reid cited sources as saying that Do

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10/20/00
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Cowboys Owner JERRY JONES has filed plans to build an apartment and golf course community in McKinney, a suburb of Dallas. The proposed 300-acre development, will be one of the biggest rental home com

Tags: ABC, ATP, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Dallas Cowboys, New York Knicks, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, USTA, Walt Disney

10/20/00
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The WUSA named ELLEN LAWLER VP/Advertising & Promotion. Lawler was previously Senior Manager of Advertising for the Sara Lee Corp. subsidiary Coach (WUSA)....Internet retailer redtagoutlet.com has lau

Tags: NHL, Sara Lee, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

10/19/00
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Just three months after being named coach of the XFL''s Chicago franchise, DICK BUTKUS was named XFL Dir of Football Competition. CNN/SI NFL analyst RON MEYER will replace Butkus as coach (XFL). Butku

Tags: Minnesota Twins, NFL, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

10/19/00
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Portland-based Brian Berger PR has re-signed Heat F BRIAN GRANT as a client. The firm will continue to assist Grant with his media relations efforts as well as oversee all of his marketing and endorse

Tags: Miami Heat, NASCAR, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

10/19/00
"GAME" OVER: TERRY LEFTON TAKES HIS CRAFT TO THE STANDARD

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10/18/00
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10/18/00
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HOT OFF THE PRESSES: PAYTON, MARADONA, CROCE BOOKS RELEASED

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Tags: Chicago Bears, Comcast-Spectacor, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, People and Pop Culture

10/17/00
REPORTS HAVE MANN/SMITH ALI FLICK ON THE ROPES

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