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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

SPORTS ON EARTH’s Joe DeLessio writes of the FXFL, “ It’s hard to imagine the league succeeding as a standalone entity . … But if it can serve its intended purpose – to provide a showcase for players still chasing their NFL dreams – then it’s not inconceiva...

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Twitter Me This....

Sounders need home crowd of 62,840 on Saturday to set new #MLS season home attendance record for sixth straight season. — Don Ruiz (@donruiztnt) October 20, 2014 Weekly reminder: Panthers and Vikings paying Greg Hardy ($772,000) and Adrian Peterson ($691,000) almost $1.5M a week to ...

10/20/14
Daily Digit....

56 million – Number of households currently subscribing to premium pay cable networks, a 17.8% decline from the June '11 total of 68.1 million ( TWITTER.com, 10/20 ).

10/20/14
Mutombo Interested In Hawks Ownership

Former NBAer Dikembe Mutombo  "has met with a group of investors about joining their bid" to buy the Hawks. The group, made up in part of Atlanta businessmen, "has begun the preliminary work to get involved in the process." The group "may also consist of other former NBA players." Former ...

10/20/14
Broadcasting & Cable HOF To Honor 12

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig , NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus , Horizon Media President, CEO & Founder Bill Koenigsberg and ESPN Exec VP/Sales & Marketing Sean Bratches are four sports execs who will be inducted in the Broadcasting & Cable HOF during a gala dinner tonight at N. ...

10/20/14
TPG A Majority Stakeholder In CAA

TPG Capital has become a majority stakeholder in CAA, marking the "first time in its history that the talent agency will be owned by an outside investor." The private equity firm "already held a 35% stake in CAA and has been discussing the possibility of deepening its investment in recent weeks ...

10/20/14
Leagues To File Against N.J. Betting

New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak said that the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA tomorrow "will file for immediate injunctive relief" to prevent the state from "offering sport betting this weekend." The new legislation was signed Friday by Gov. Chris Christie . According to papers filed today, th ...

10/20/14
Tweet Pic Of The Day....

Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights: pic.twitter.com/QhJOHpj9sn — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2014

10/20/14
Quick Hits....

“I will personally talk to the team to see if it is possible to pay their tickets and their trip” – EPL club Sunderland G Vito Mannone , offering for players to refund the 2,500 fans who traveled to watch the EPL team’s 8-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday ( THEGUARDIAN.co ...

10/20/14
Manning Leaving CFP Committee

Archie Manning is resigning from the College Football Playoff selection committee to "focus on health due to complications from knee replacement surgery." Manning "needs additional surgery," but "nothing is life-threatening" ( TWITTER.com, 10/20 ). Manning was "one of 13 names selected to a ...

10/20/14
Daily Download....

CBS Sports parodies Gatorade's recent Derek Jeter farewell ad with this digital spot promoting this week's coverage of the PBR World Finals on CBS Sports Network.

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