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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 16 / 14

Broncos VP/PR Patrick Smyth posted this photo of coach John Fox congratulating Sports Authority Field at Mile High electrician  Mike Gray on his 13 years with the team.

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Final Jeopardy....

"Who was Dr. Seuss ?"

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Brian Urlacher Leaves FS1

FS1 studio analyst Brian Urlacher has left "America's Pregame" and "Fox NFL Kickoff," effective immediately. His last show was Sunday. The former NFLer announced at the end of Sunday's show that he made the decision because he wanted to spend more time with his family. Urlacher joined FS1 before t ...

09/16/14
Royal Farms Gets Naming Rights To Balt. Arena

Baltimore-based convenience store chain Royal Farms has "agreed to pay $250,000 per year for five year" to acquire the naming rights to the 14,000-seat Baltimore Arena, according to Natalie Sherman of the Baltimore SUN. The city will vote tomorrow on whether to accept the deal, which would "go into ...

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09/16/14
Phillies Extend Radio Deal With CBS

The Phillies and CBS Radio "have agreed to a one-year extension on a contract to air their games" on Philadelphia-based WPHT-AM and WIP-FM, according to Jeff Blumenthal of the PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL. The team's current three-year deal was "set to expire at the end of this season." The contrac ...

Tags: Media, Philadelphia Phillies, MLB

09/16/14
Braves Breaking Ground On Ballpark

The Braves today will break ground on their new Cobb County ballpark, which is slated to open for the '17 season. The event, to be streamed live on Braves.com at 11:00am ET, "begins the construction phase of the project" ( MLB.com, 9/16 ). On Thursday, transportation experts and Cobb County leader ...

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Quick Hits....

“Don’t they play football in inclement weather?” – Jackson County (Kan.) Legislator Crystal Williams , who introduced a measure urging the NFL to consider K.C.’s Arrowhead Stadium for a future Super Bowl ( K.C. STAR, 9/16 ). "I do not even think about trying to ma ...

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Speed Reads....

Former FIFA Int'l Relations Dir Jerome Champagne has "confirmed his plan to challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency next year" ( AP, 9/15 ). Sidney Crosby was among 16 Penguins who “personally delivered tickets to several season-ticket holders’ homes” yesterday through ...

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Vikings Lose Sponsorship

Minnesota-based hotel brand Radisson has suspended its sponsorship of the Vikings, “citing its ‘long-standing commitment to the protection of children.’” Radisson’s deal includes branding on the team’s press conference backdrop, which “was in the spotlight M ...

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Facility Notes

In Minneapolis, Nick Halter reported the Wild have "struck a deal with Jack Daniel's that includes a renovation and rebranding of the Xcel Energy Center's Headwaters Bar & Restaurant." The 220-seat Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Club will be "unveiled before the NHL season starts." The restaurant ...

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