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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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GETTING OVER THAT SUPER BOWL HANGOVER: CONGRESSMAN ELWAY?

CO''s political establishment "was buzzing with speculation" that JOHN ELWAY could retire from football and run for Congress after the announcement by U.S. Rep. DAN SCHAEFER (R-CO) that he will not se

Tags: CBS, Denver Broncos, NBC, People and Pop Culture, Viacom

01/27/98
ARE YOU READY FOR A SCRIMMAGE BETWEEN BILLS AND ARGONAUTS?

The NFL and CFL are in talks to bring teams and coaches from both leagues together while conducting training camp, according to Marty York of the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. The plan would have NFL teams "w

Tags: CFL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

01/27/98
SPEEDVISION AND OUTDOOR LIFE TALKING WITH FOX/LIBERTY

Speedvision and Outdoor Life "have narrowed the field" of potential "strategic partners" to Fox/Liberty from a group that included ESPN and CBS/TNN, according to "a high- ranking executive at the comp

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/27/98
BILLIE JEAN KING TALKS OPENLY OF LOST ENDORSEMENT INCOME

BILLIE JEAN KING is featured in a Q&A in the current INSIDE SPORTS. Asked if there is less of a stigma on women athletes who come out of the closet because it "cost them less" than men, King responds,

Tags: Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture

01/27/98
PITTSBURGH CLOSE TO NEW FINANCING PLAN FOR TWO STADIUMS

Allegheny County, PA, officials "are close to completing a plan to provide public funding for new stadiums" for the Steelers and Pirates, according to Edward Moran of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. The

Tags: Facilities, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers

01/27/98
OLYMPIC NOTES: MIXED FEELINGS ON SNOWBOARDING IN OLYMPICS

ACOG has completed its "Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games." The 1,536-page report "details the planning process from the initial bid to Closing Ceremonies." About 500 copies will be avai

Tags: Fila USA, Nike, Olympics

01/26/98
SUPER BOWL, PART I: PEPSI, A-B SCORE BIG IN AD REVIEWS

"Pepsi goosed its way to a fifth consecutive Super Bowl ad victory," according to USA TODAY''s Bruce Horovitz. The winning Pepsi ad, featuring a sky-diver who befriends a goose, was favored by the USA

Tags: Anheuser Busch, ATT, Coca-Cola, Dallas Stars, FedEx, NBC, NFL, Nike, PepsiCo, Southwest Sports Group, Sprint

01/26/98
TAGLIABUE MEETS THE PRESS, II: REVIEWS ARE IN ON COMMISH

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue''s annual address to the media has "become a chance for writers and broadcasters to bag" on him and it has "become a situation in which Tagliabue cannot win, no matter

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

01/26/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The Canucks promoted coach MIKE KEENAN to Dir of Hockey Operations. Keenan, who will still coach, "now can initiate trades" (USA TODAY, 1/26)....Former Phillies GM LEE THOMAS will reportedly be hired

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New Orleans Saints, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Philadelphia Phillies, People and Pop Culture, Vancouver Canucks

01/26/98
UNITED AIRLINES TO SPONSOR '98 NIKE WORLD MASTERS GAMES

United Airlines will become a World Partner and the official and exclusive airline of the ''98 Nike World Masters Games. United will feature a World Masters Games in-flight video starting February 1.

Tags: Nike

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