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01/03/05
CBS Blocks Packer's Sirius Show

CBS nixed a deal between Billy Packer and Sirius Satellite Radio that would have given Packer a college basketball talk show on Sirius, according to Mike Forde of the N.Y. POST. Sirius VP/Sports Progr

Tags: CBS, Colleges, NFL, Media, Viacom

01/03/05
Mariotti Off The Air In Chicago

Chicago-based WMVP-AM, an ESPN Radio affil, last week denied Sun-Times columnist and talk show host Jay Mariotti’s assertion that the station’s “desire to appease Bulls and White Sox [Chair] Jerry Rei

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

01/03/05
Office Depot Inks NASCAR Deal

Office Depot has entered into a multiyear deal with NASCAR to become the organization’s first official office products partner, beginning with the ’05 season. The sponsorship will be incorporated into

Tags: Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC, Olympics, Turner Sports, USOC

01/03/05
Fox Charging $2.4M For SB Ads

Fox is charging a record average $2.4M for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl XXXIX — a 4.3% increase from the average price CBS got for last year’s game -– and “has already sold about 90%” of th

Tags: Anheuser Busch, FedEx, Football, General Motors, NFL

01/03/05
No Headline

Up To Speed Office Depot drops USOC sponsorship in favor of new NASCAR deal. (#1) Slowly But Surely? (#21) Tagliabue calls ’08 target date to move team to L.A. “a bit aggressive,” hints timetable may

01/03/05
No Headline

“If it was for sale I’d tell you guys.” — Coyotes Managing Partner Wayne Gretzky, denying to reporters that the team is for sale (ESPN.com, 1/2).

01/03/05
Roethlisberger's Jersey Tops List

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s No. 7 jersey tops the NFL season’s sales list compiled by Reebok, according to Larry Weisman of USA TODAY. Reebok VP Eddie White noted no rookie has ever before led th

Tags: Football, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, NFL, Reebok

01/03/05
Franchise Sale Updates

Quicken Loans Chair & Founder Dan Gilbert confirmed that he is leading an investor group that has agreed to purchase the Cavs from Gordon Gund. The deal is pending league approval, after which it will

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Football, Franchises, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, MLS, Soccer

12/23/04
Jets Stadium Opponents File Suit

Opponents of the proposed West Side stadium for the Jets Wednesday filed a lawsuit claiming the team “conspired with the city” and the Metropolitan Transit Authority to conduct a “‘push poll’ to misle

Tags: Cablevision, Facilities, Football, Madison Square Garden, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL

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