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NBC Sports Group has collaborated with chef Thomas Keller 's Bouchon Bakery on a "Puck Cake" to kick off NBC's coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. More than 6,500 of the cakes will be produced with the logos of the 16 playoff teams and are being distributed to athletes, celebrity hockey fans and ...

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02/03/98
OLYMPIC NOTES

The WALL STREET JOURNAL''s Johannes & Shirouzu report on the marketing around the Olympics between TOP sponsor Eastman Kodak and Japan''s Fuji film. Kodak is "trucking in film to Nagano" to bypass "di

Tags: Eastman Kodak, IOC, NHL, Olympics, Sports Illustrated, USOC

02/02/98
DESPITE SKETCHY DETAILS, MEDIA CHIMES IN ON TURNER/NBC PLAN

NBC and TBS'' proposed new football league would "sell franchises to investors and attempt to attract national auto, airline, beverage and technology advertisers with the promise of high-profile, if l

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, YankeeNets

02/02/98
RELAXING TOPS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS TOP USE FOR SPORTSWEAR

SGMA''s Sports Apparel Products Council asked consumers, "What activity do you usually wear sports apparel?" The mail survey of 1,013 men and women, age 21+, was done during the month of February ''97

Tags: SGMA, The Back of the Book

02/02/98
MEDIA NOTES

LOS LOBOS: In Hartford, Jeff Goldberg criticized a new ESPN ad promoting its ESPY Awards which appears to make "a joke of sexual harassment in the workplace, an issue that is decidedly not funny." In

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Cubs, ESPN, NBA, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

02/02/98
SLING BLADE: AMERITECH TO BACK U.S. SPEEDSKATING TEAM

U.S. Speedskating "finally has found a heavyweight, cash-paying sponsor," after agreeing to a five-year, $1.2M sponsorship deal with IL-based Ameritech, according to Charles Gardner of the MILWAUKEE J

02/02/98
BROWN'S SUGAR: BENGALS STADIUM DEAL GETS DONE AT DEADLINE

The Cincinnati City Council approved a deal with Hamilton County, OH, on Sunday on a Bengals stadium, "about 75 minutes after county commissioners passed the agreement," according to Goldberg, Hobson

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Facilities

02/02/98
DON'T CRY, NO TEARS, FOR GIFFORD: HE SAYS GOODBYE ON ABC

ABC''s Al Michaels and Dan Dierdorf paid tribute to Frank Gifford during halftime of the Pro Bowl last night, Gifford''s final in-booth broadcast before moving to the "MNF" pregame show. Gifford: "Thi

Tags: ABC, Media, Walt Disney

02/02/98
BUSINESS WEEK HAS LESS THAN SUPER EXPERIENCE ON CYBER BOWL

Super Bowl broadcasts over the Internet are examined by Stephen Wildstrom in BUSINESS WEEK. Wildstrom writes that "technology still has a very long way to go." He had trouble getting on IBM''s home pa

Tags: CBS, ESPN, IBM, NBC, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

02/02/98
THE GOLF CHANNEL AIMS TO UP PRODUCTION BUDGET FOR NEW SHOWS

For the "unabashed addicted golf-nut," The Golf Channel (TGC) is "nothing less than ''must-see TV'' -- sort of what C- Span is for the political junkie," according to Joe Logan in the PHILADELPHIA INQ

Tags: PGA Tour, Media

02/02/98
PADRES LOOK TO MOVE FORWARD ON SITE AFTER TASK FORCE REPORT

Following the release of the Padres Task Force on Ballpark Planning''s report recommending the Centre City East downtown site for a new Padres ballpark, Owner John Moores said he is ending negotiation

Tags: Facilities, San Diego Padres

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