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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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06/11/97
NBA FINALS DOMINATE NIELSEN'S PRIME-TIME TOP FIVE SHOWS

The following lists the top five primetime programs for the week ended June 8 from Nielsen. NBC won the week with a 10.2/19 average rating (N.Y. POST, 6/11). SHOW DATE NET RTG/SHR 1 NBA FINALS GAME FO

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, TNN, Walt Disney

06/11/97
SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT MARKET RESEARCH

Growing Denver firm seeks market research pro with five to seven years experience in sports/entertainment industry. Questionnaire design, use of qualitative & quantitative methodologies and an underst

Tags: Classified Advertisements

06/11/97
ANALYSTS SAYS NIKE STOCK BACK ON THE UPSWING

While Nike stock "took a dip earlier this year as analysts downgraded it," the company "appears to be picking itself up and starting to run again," according to Graham Fysh in the Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE.

Tags: Nike

06/11/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB National League Attendance Through June 8 ''97 YEAR-TO-DATE COMPARISONS TEAM HOME DATES AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''96 AVG. % +/- ''95 AVG. % +/- COL 29 48,058 1,393,677 96% 48,037 + 1% 47,084 + 2%

Tags: Atlanta Braves, MLB, The Back of the Book, Time Warner

06/11/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The AFL CityHawks are profiled by Bruce Weber in the N.Y. TIMES. Weber writes that the starting QB also works as a mortgage broker and the WR/LB is also a barber: "Such is the charm and cruel anonymit

Tags: AFL, Cablevision, Franchises, Madison Square Garden

06/11/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In Newark, Dan Wasserman writes that next season, MLB may try to "beef up interest" in its amateur draft, with possibilities including holding the draft at the All-Star game and allowing the trading o

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

06/11/97
SMELLS LIKE TEAM SPIRIT: SEAHAWKS STADIUM LEADING POLLS

In a "stunning turnaround," Paul Allen''s $5M campaign for a new Seahawks stadium "appears to be rushing toward victory in Tuesday''s special election," according to Boren & Paulson in today''s SEATTL

Tags: Facilities, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

06/11/97
MEDIA NOTES

Bud Paxson, who purchased WBIS-TV in New York last month, "is scheduled to announce today that he has signed Bloomberg TV for a one-year deal to broadcast up to 12 hours during the day." The station i

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Montreal Canadiens, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

06/11/97
NO FRAUD PATTERN DETECTED IN THE 49ERS' STADIUM VOTE

In San Francisco, while "rumors abound," an "early analysis" of signatures in "at least one key precinct has yet to turn up any pattern of fraud" in the 49ers'' June 3 stadium financing election victo

Tags: Facilities, San Francisco 49ers

06/11/97
STADIUM NOTES

The Indianapolis City-County Council "overwhelmingly agreed" to increase the hotel-motel tax and auto rental tax and expand the 5% ticket tax. The extra income is "expected to allow" for a new Pacers

Tags: Facilities, Indiana Pacers, NHL

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