SBJ/20090316/Sports Business Awards

Sports Business Awards: Nominee list

SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily will host the second annual Sports Business Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan on May 28. The awards recognize excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for 2008. We are pleased to announce the final nominees in the 15 categories:

Sports Executive of the Year

George Bodenheimer
President, ESPN/ABC Sports

Dick Ebersol
Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics

David Stern
Commissioner, National Basketball Association

Rocky Wirtz
Chairman, Chicago Blackhawks

Professional Sports
Team of the Year
Boston Celtics
Chicago Blackhawks
Cleveland Cavaliers
Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays
Professional Sports
League of the Year
Indy Racing League
National Basketball Association
National Football League
National Hockey League
Sports Event of the Year
Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic
Daytona 500
MLB All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
U.S. Open (Golf)
Sports Sponsor of the Year
AT&T
Bridgestone
Coca-Cola
Sharp Electronics
State Farm
Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services
Genesco Sports Enterprises
IMG
Octagon
Velocity Sports & Entertainment
Wasserman Media Group
Best in Property Consulting,
Sales and Client Services
IMG
ISP Sports
Premier Partnerships
Sports Event Marketing
Firm of the Year
GMR Marketing
Momentum Worldwide
SportsMark
Vivid Marketing
Athletic Director of the Year

Sandy Barbour
University of California

Joe Castiglione
University of Oklahoma

Jeremy Foley
University of Florida

Joel Maturi
University of Minnesota

Best in Sports Media
CBS Sports
ESPN
NBC Sports
Turner Sports
Best in Sports Television
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports
ESPN
Fox Sports
NBC Sports
Best in Digital Sports Media
ESPN
Fantasy Sports Ventures
Sporting News Today
Turner Sports
Yahoo! Sports
Best in Talent Representation
and Management
BEST
CAA Sports
IMG
Octagon
Wasserman Media Group
Sports Facility of the Year
Fenway Park
Boston
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis
Wachovia Center
Philadelphia
Nationals Park
Washington, D.C.
 
TD Banknorth Garden
Boston
 
Best in Sports Technology
Cisco Systems
For Cisco StadiumVision
EA Sports/ESPN
For EA Sports Virtual Playbook on ESPN
MLB Advanced Media
For MLB At Bat
NeuLion
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