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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

"I just wanted to get everybody in a room and play that unbelievable scene from 'Good Will Hunting' when Robin Williams says, 'It's not your fault. It's not your fault.' These people did not screw up" – Author James Andrew Miller , on the recent layoffs at ESPN ( SLATE.com, 4/27 ). ...

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"There are some people who are going to be upset by this." — Minneapolis Star Tribune Sports Editor Glen Cervier, on the paper adding a Packers beat writer (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 9/4).

Names & Faces

U.S. sprinter Kelli White, who won two gold medals at last month's World Track & Field Championships, has signed with Octagon, according to Liz Mullen of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. White will be repp

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Interpublic Group of Cos., Octagon, Reebok, USTA

Gophers Receive $35M Donation

The Univ. of MN (UM) "has received a proposal for a pledge of $35[M] from an anonymous donor to kick start a drive to build an on-campus football stadium," according to sources of Jeff Shelman of the

Tags: Colleges, Facilities, Football, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings


THE DAILY is seeking an entry-level Research Associate at our Charlotte, NC, headquarters. This position will be primarily responsible for presenting all quantitative data within the publication, incl

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Spons-o-Meter: NFL

THE DAILY continues Spons-o-Meter, a comprehensive list of official corporate partners of various leagues, governing bodies and events. Today, the NFL, which has a roster of 21 official sponsors for t

Tags: DirecTV, FedEx, Football, IBM, Motorola, NFL, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Visa

Media Notes

While ESPN estimated that the second episode of ESPN's "Playmakers" Tuesday earned a 2.1/ (1,800,000 HHs) national cable rating, down from the 2.4 for last week's series premiere, in N.Y., Richard San

Tags: Baseball, ESPN, Football, NFL, Media, St. Louis Cardinals, Walt Disney, Yahoo

NFL Sunday Ticket Dominates

The chart below shows annual DirecTV NFL "Sunday Ticket" residential and commercial subscriptions since the DirecTV's NFL partnership began in '94. Information was compiled from various media reports

Tags: DirecTV, Football, NFL, Media

NFL Player Jersey Sales

The following chart presents the top-selling NFL player jerseys on NFLShop.com from April 1-July 31, 2003. Each player's ranking from FY '02, ended March 31, is listed parenthetically. No number in pa

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Int'l Law & Business Conference

The National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School is hosting an "International Sports Law and Business in the 21st Century" conference on Sept. 25th and 26th, 2003, in Milwaukee, WI

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Facility Notes

In Philadelphia, Dave Davies reports that Philadelphia Mayor John Street will use the city's luxury suite at Lincoln Financial Field during Monday's Bucs-Eagles game for a fundraiser for his re-electi

Tags: Baseball, Boxing, Facilities, Football, Los Angeles Dodgers, Motorsports, NASCAR, Philadelphia Eagles, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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