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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 05 / 15

“Normally, in the third round, the third day of a draft, we're showing fans, diehards asleep in the fourth level of Radio City Music Hall. Now there were a quarter of a million people strolling around Grant Park” – NFL Network’s Rich Eisen , on the NFL Draft in Chicago this ...

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FINAL NATIONAL RATINGS FOR RECENT SPORTING EVENTS

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THE GOLF CHANNEL SOARS, BUT SOME QUESTION AD PRACTICES

The Golf Channel (TGC) "seems to be soaring, with 23 million viewers in the U.S. watching on more than 1,600 cable systems nationwide and 3.2 million receiving the channel via satellite dish," accordi

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08/27/99
DON'T GO THERE BABY: NTRA SLOGAN PRETTY RACY ON THE WEB

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08/27/99
PATRICK HEADED FOR MORE ROCKY CRITICISM? DEFENDS COORS ADS

ESPN''s Dan Patrick "has been taken aback by slapping criticism from" media writers "for his innocuous role" in ads for Coors beer, according to Tom Hoffarth of the L.A. DAILY NEWS, who notes that Pat

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

08/27/99
PACKERS LEANING TOWARD RENOVATING HISTORIC LAMBEAU FIELD

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UMPS PREPARING FOR DISAPPEARING ACT; RESIGNATION DATE NEARS

In the middle of three MLB series next week, two in the AL and one in the NL, five umpires will "disappear," according to Murray Chass of the N.Y. TIMES, who notes that''s because the resignation lett

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IRL HANGING IN THERE IN YEAR FOUR; WILL THIS TREND CONTINUE?

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, USTA

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FACILITY NOTES

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BILLS SELECT CHOICE ONE AS STADIUM, OFFICE TELECOM PROVIDER

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