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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 26 / 16

$137,500  – Amount Colts Owner  Jim Irsay  paid for  Prince 's "Yellow Cloud" electric guitar that he used in numerous concerts until the mid-90s ( AP, 6/25 ).

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In Toronto, Michael Grange writes that a new naming-rights partner for the Molson Centre "does not mean a change in ownership" for the Canadiens. Montreal-based BCE Inc. spokesperson Don Doucette: "Fr

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Facilities, Hockey, Houston Astros, Montreal Canadiens, Reebok

NFL To Issue Logo-Related Fines

Patriots OL Mike Compton, a Nike endorser, "colored over the Reebok logo [he wore at Super Bowl Media Day yesterday] with a marking pen," and when the NFL''s "licensing police pulled him over, Compton

Tags: ESPN, Football, New England Patriots, NFL, Nike, Reebok, LA Rams, Walt Disney

Olympic Sponsor News & Notes

Rochester-based RES Exhibit Services "has turned a 53-foot tractor-trailer into" the Kodak Picture Plant Experience, "an interactive mobile exhibit ... that will allow" visitors to the ''02 Games "to

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATT, Bank of America, Olympics, Xerox

Pontiac's “Pass It On” Campaign

Pontiac''s national marketing campaign "Pass It On" is coming to MN as part of the GM subsidiary''s sponsorship of the NHL Wild. In a commercial running in the Twin Cities, Pontiac features four local

Tags: General Motors, Hockey, Minnesota Wild

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“During sex you accidentally call out Jerry Glanville''s name.” — No. 2 on David Letterman''s "Top Ten Signs You''ve Been Watching Too Much Football" ("Late Show," CBS, 1/29).

NASCAR's $30M Ad Effort

NASCAR is "armed for 2002 with a $30[M] ad effort and a study showing how a network TV deal, extra marketing and, ironically, the loss of [Dale Earnhardt], will expand its fan base," according to Hila

Tags: Motorsports, NASCAR, NBC

ECHL Brass Turns To “Absurdity”

ADWEEK reported New Orleans-based Peer Group "has launched its first advertising effort" for the ECHL New Orleans Brass "with a series of radio spots featuring the tooth fairy." In the ad, "the wise-g

Tags: ECHL, Hockey

Controversy Over Supplements

While leaders of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency "have bluntly told the athletes, ''Do not take a vitamin and put it in your mouth, period,'' some critics believe" the USOC and the SLOC have "undermined t

Tags: Olympics, USOC

UH Faces Steinberg Scrutiny

The HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN''s Rob Perez reported on the Univ. of HI''s (UH) consulting contract with Steinberg Moorad & Dunn. In ''99, UH men''s football coach June Jones suggested that the school hir

Tags: Colleges

AEG Inks ESPY Awards Deal

The ''02 ESPY Awards will be held July 10 at Kodak Theatre in L.A. as a result of a two-year deal between ESPN and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). Under the deal, AEG will provide marketing suppor

Tags: AEG, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

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