SBJ/Jan. 17-23, 2011/People and Pop Culture

Faces & Places: BCS game, D.C. owners

Sun Life teams up with Celtics

Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham (left) and Sun Life Financial Distributors President Terry Mullen mark the Jan. 12 announcement of Sun Life's new sponsorship deal at TD Garden. The deal designates Sun Life as's first presenting sponsor.

Big names at BCS big game

At the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 10 at University of Phoenix Stadium (from left): John Wildhack, ESPN EVP of programming; John Skipper, ESPN EVP of content; Under Armour CEO, Chairman and founder Kevin Plank; and ESPN President George Bodenheimer. It was ESPN’s first time to broadcast college football’s national title game, and Under Armour outfits national champion Auburn.

Fishing with Altitude

Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Mark Rubinstein (left), president/CEO of World Fishing Network, and Matt Hutchings, president/CEO of Altitude Sports & Entertainment, seal the deal for Altitude to acquire 50 percent of World Fishing Network. The announcement was made Jan. 10.

Sports marketers kick off North Texas chapter

North Texas chapter board members for National Sports Marketing Network celebrated the opening of their new chapter Jan. 5 at the American Airlines Center with guest speaker Chuck Greenberg, CEO of the Texas Rangers. From left: Pete Dits, ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth VP/GM; Greenberg; NSMN founder/director Jennifer Karpf; Center Operating Co. President/CEO Brad Mayne; and Dallas Mavericks President/CEO Terdema Ussery.

Sports' state of the union in D.C.

Washington, D.C., team owners gather for “Scoring Big: The Business of Sports,” presented by Washington Post Live and Capital Business, on Jan. 11. Washington Post Live editor Mary Jordan (left) moderated a panel of (from left) the Redskins’ Dan Snyder; Ted Leonsis of the Capitals, Wizards and Mystics; Robert Tanenbaum and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, of the Nationals; and Will Chang, of D.C. United.

Out and about for 'Lights Out'

Lights out
Attending the premiere of the new FX boxing-centered series “Lights Out” on Jan. 5 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City (from left): Former heavyweight champ Joe Frazier, series star Holt McCallany, former light welterweight champ Micky Ward and series co-star Pablo Schreiber.

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