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The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Signing Language

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

ROLLING STONE's Steve McPherson writes of autograph seekers at NBA Summer League games: " It's possible there's nothing more American than the autograph . As a totem, it combines our obsessions with celebrity and talent with our desire for something more than mere experience, for something tangible"...

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08/22/97
OAKLAND COLISEUM CLOSE TO DEAL WITH UMAX ON NAMING RIGHTS?

The city of Oakland, Alameda County and the Raiders "have been negotiating" with Tiawanese high-tech company UMAX Data Systems about a possible naming rights deal at Oakland Coliseum, according to Ren

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Raiders, PepsiCo, Reebok

08/22/97
MILLER PARK LEASE PLAN GETS FINAL STAMP OF APPROVAL

In Milwaukee, the stadium board completed its financing plan for the Brewers'' new ballpark by adopting a "long- discussed proposal" to lease $45M worth of equipment, according to Kenneth Lamke of the

Tags: Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers

08/21/97
BRETT FAVRE: DESPITE GROWING POPULARITY, STILL HIMSELF

Packers QB BRETT FAVRE is profiled in the N.Y. TIMES by Mike Freeman, who writes that if Favre "was popular before Green Bay beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, he is now the Elvis of th

Tags: Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, People and Pop Culture

08/21/97
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

PA-based And 1 has signed an agreement to provide DePaul Univ.''s men''s basketball team with uniforms, practice gear, shooting shirts, travel warm-up suits and bags this upcoming season (And 1)....Ni

Tags: And 1, Nike, Pittsburgh Steelers, Walt Disney

08/21/97
NEW SOCCER LEAGUE TO KICK UP IN CANADA

The Ontario Soccer Association yesterday unveiled plans for the Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL), which will be based in Ontario, according to Tony Maraschiello in the TORONTO SUN. The CPSL

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NHL, Washington Nationals

08/21/97
LEAFS PRESIDENT DRYDEN CHOOSES FAMILIAR NAME FOR GM: HIS OWN

Maple Leafs President Ken Dryden appointed himself GM yesterday and assembled a "management team" to work with him, according to Paul Hunter in the TORONTO STAR. Dryden named former NHL Jets GM Mike S

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, New York Jets, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs

08/21/97
CART LOOKS TO ADD FUEL TO MARKETING, OUTREACH EFFORTS

CART "needs to do more to sell its races and its race- car drivers to keep from losing ground in the high-stakes scramble for fan loyalty," according to Liz Clarke in USA TODAY. "It''s not that CART''

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR

08/21/97
PAUL ALLEN IS APPROVED AS SEAHAWKS OWNER: WHAT'S NEXT?

With the sale of the Seahawks officially approved by the NFL, now team execs "need to sell the team to Seattle," according to Les Carpenter in the SEATTLE TIMES. Seahawks Dir of Ticket Sales Donn Bagn

Tags: Franchises, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

08/21/97
NFL EXPERIENCE SAYS, I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!

The NFL has reached an agreement for Disney to display a permanent version of the NFL Experience, the league''s "interactive football playground," at its Wide World of Sports complex, according to Tim

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Walt Disney

08/21/97
STADIUM NOTES

The road work around Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in MD is scheduled to be completed in the first week of September, allowing the Redskins'' new home to open as planned on September 14 (WASHINGTON POST, 8/

Tags: Facilities, San Antonio Spurs, USTA, Washington Redskins

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