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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

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12/09/97
TAMPA EXECS TRY TO CATCH LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE TO BOOST GATE

According to official NHL documents obtained by Tom Jackson of the TAMPA TRIBUNE, in seven games played at the Ice Palace through November 14, the Lightning were "substantially" behind last season''s

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals

12/09/97
ADVERTISERS LOOKING TO GET MOST OUT OF SUPER BOWL SPOTS

Volvo Trucks of N.A. and Mail Boxes Etc. have created contests tied to their lone ads during NBC''s Super Bowl XXXII telecast "in hopes of protecting their investment," according to the AP''s Skip Wol

Tags: NBC

12/09/97
BRANDWEEK REPORTS CLARION DROPS SPRINT ACCOUNT OVER CONFLICT

CT-based Clarion Performance Properties "has been forced" to resign Sprint, its largest account, because of a conflict with parent agency DMB&B''s client, Southwestern Bell, according to Terry Lefton

Tags: NFL, Sprint, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Nationals

12/09/97
MEDIA NOTES

AT&T is selling its stake in DirecTV for $161.8M "and is getting out of the business of marketing the home" satellite TV service, the company said. AT&T invested $137.5M for its 2.5% stake in ''96 (WA

Tags: ATT, Cablevision, DirecTV, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Washington Redskins

12/09/97
ABL EYES SECRET AGENT MEN; RIDING THE TRAIN WITH K.C. JONES

The ABL has learned that "some of its players are paying too much for representation -- as much as 10% of their contracts," according to USA TODAY''s Valerie Lister. By comparison, the "highest percen

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/09/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

MLS Senior Licensing Dir JEFFREY BERNSTEIN is leaving to run the licensing/marketing agency, J&B Enterprises (BRANDWEEK, 12/8 issue)...The MLS Wizards named DOUG NEWMAN as its GM. He most recently ser

Tags: MLS, Speedway Motorsports Inc., People and Pop Culture, Washington Nationals

12/09/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

NHL: In Edmonton, prospective local owners of the NHL Oilers met with Premier Ralph Klein "to discuss a possible role for the province in saving the financially troubled" team (EDMONTON JOURNAL, 12/9)

Tags: ABC, AHL, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Franchises, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

12/09/97
STOP, OR SLY WILL SHOOT! STALLONE TO PLAY WITH MR. TIGER?

Jeff Gordon and Sylvester Stallone are "stepping in to replace" Michael Jordan and Kevin Costner as participants in the "Tiger & Friends" golf special on CBS, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. K

Tags: American Express, Burger King, CBS, Events and Attractions, IMG, PepsiCo, Viacom

12/09/97
GOLF MAGAZINE'S TIGER TIPS DON'T IMPEDE ON GOLF DIGEST DEAL

Featuring Tiger Woods on its cover next to the headline "Let Tiger Teach You" was "[p]retty bold posturing" by Golf Magazine, "given that competitor" Golf Digest has signed Woods to contribute "exclus

Tags: IMG, Media

12/08/97
IS DRYDEN ABOUT TO GET SOME SUPPORT ON FIGHTING BAN?

Maple Leafs President Ken Dryden has "triggered something of an informal campaign" to have league execs "at least study the concept of ejecting fighters from games in the future," according to Marty Y

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Comcast-Spectacor, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Time Warner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals

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