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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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10/20/14
Quick Hits....

“They’re going to meet me at the Hall of Fame at 3:15 in the afternoon; they’ve got a case prepared. And they’ll put it right on display for everybody to see starting around 4 o’clock” – Pro Football HOF Exec VP Joe Horrigan , on escorting Broncos QB Peyto ...

10/20/14
Giants Relish In Organizational Consistency

The Giants are going for their third World Series title in five years, and in an industry in which “success breeds copycats, opposing clubs should be rushing to imitate the Giants Way,” but there has been “no raid on the Giants' braintrust,” according to Bill Shaikin of ...

Tags: Franchises, San Francisco Giants

10/20/14
Popovich Responds To Sarver's Comments

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday responded to comments made by Suns Owner Robert Sarver during Thursday's Spurs-Suns preseason matchup, when Sarver apologized "for the lackluster game" and offered "credit to ticketed attendees after the Hall of Fame coach and five Spurs players missed the game ...

Tags: Franchises, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns

10/19/14
Twitter Me This

How many future Yao Mings coming? Reading about the deal the NBA just struck w/the Chinese govt to teach basketball in schools there. Huge. — Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 19, 2014 Joey Harrington sounds like a young Jon Gruden in the booth. He LOVES everything a QB do ...

10/19/14
Sports Authority Inks Deal With Mountain West

Colorado-based retailer Sports Authority will serve as title sponsor for the '14 Mountain West Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 6. This marks the first time a title sponsor has been named for the championship game. Learfield Sports secured Sports Authority on behalf of the MWC. Sports Authori ...

10/19/14
Quick Hits

"There was so much noise on the outside, circling, that it could be deafening at times. You just wanted to pound your head against the desk" – Bills President & CEO Russ Brandon , on the seven-month period between the death of late Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Jr. and the sale of the team t ...

10/19/14
Weekend Hot Reads

The MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL's Bob Wolfley " asked a variety of people connected to the game of baseball and the business of baseball to assess" MLB Commissioner Bud Selig 's legacy and "offer judgments about his tenure " ahead of his retirement. Those interviewed range from Brewers Owner M ...

10/19/14
FIFA Won't Publish Ethics Report

FIFA will not make public its investigation into the "scandal-plagued bidding process for the next two World Cups." FIFA's independent Ethics Committee Adjudicatory Chamber Chair Hans-Joachim Eckert said publishing the report would put his committee "and FIFA itself in a very difficult situation l ...

10/19/14
Weekend Briefs

Last night's Notre Dame-Florida State game on ABC earned an 8.5 overnight rating, the "best non-BCS rating" for a college football game on an ESPN network since Notre Dame-USC in '12 ( TWITTER.com, 10/19 ). The Canucks last night "played to a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena" against th ...

10/19/14
ESPN To Debut MLS, Continental Tire Promotion

ESPN FC and the ESPN family of networks tonight will air the first portion of a seven-part series in which six MLSers "will be put behind the wheel" of a '14 Lamborghini as part of league sponsor Continental Tire's "What'Cha Got" promotion. The players "will be taking the car through a course in the ...

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