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Make Your Opinion Count With The 2014 SBJ/SBD Reader Survey

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

The 10th annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey is currently underway, offering an opportunity for your voice and opinion to be heard. The survey features 100 questions across leagues, teams, facilities, sponsorship, media, and more. * What is your biggest gripe with a...

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09/16/98
A EXAMPLE FOR ALL LEAGUES? PREMIER LEAGUE'S GROWING PAINS

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PARADISE "ALLY?" FOX'S MCBEAL WINNING ADULT CROWD OVER "MNF"

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Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Franchises, MLB

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Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, Media, USA Networks

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Tags: Coca-Cola, Dallas Stars, ESPN, PGA Tour, Southwest Sports Group, USOC, Walt Disney

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