SBJ/January 2-8, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Faces and Places: Scarves aplenty
Published January 2, 2012, Page 29
|Gearing up for today’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic are (from left) NHL COO John Collins; NBC’s NHL announcer, Mike “Doc” Emrick; Jon Miller, president of programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network; NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman; NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus; NBC executive producer Sam Flood; Philadelphia Flyers President Peter Luukko; and Adam Graves, former New York Ranger and the team’s special assistant for prospect development and community relations.
Ducks take flight for Breakaway Bar & Grill
|Team owner Susan Samueli (with scissors) participates in the ribbon-cutting for the Anaheim Ducks Breakaway Bar & Grill at John Wayne Airport in Anaheim, Calif., on Dec. 13. Flanked by Anaheim Ducks Power Players and mascot Wild Wing, are (left to right): Loan Leblow, John Wayne Airport; Susan Goyette, HMSHost; Samueli; Ducks player Corey Perry; and former player Scott Niedermayer.
For his contributions to hockey
|Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider displays his sweater after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12. With Snider are (from left) Comcast-Spectacor EVP Phil Weinberg and President and COO Peter Luukko and daughter Lindy Snider.
Newest hall of famer
|Former NBC Sports & Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol (with wife Susan Saint James) was among the eight inductees honored by the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame during a Dec. 13 ceremony in New York City. Also inducted were Steve Sabol, Jack Buck, Bill France Jr., Deb Honkus, George Hoover, Mark McCormack and Ron Scalise.
An Octagon guest
|Octagon CEO Rick Dudley (left) and President Jeff Shifrin welcome NBA Commissioner David Stern (center) at the company’s meeting on Dec. 15 in Stamford, Conn.
A playground atmosphere
|From the Washington Wizards Fan Fest on Dec. 17 at the Verizon Center, (from left) Greg Bibb, EVP, Washington Wizards; rapper Wale; and Wizards guard John Wall.
Baseball class in session
|Sports management students from Lynn University (above) and New York University (below) networked with baseball industry executives at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Dallas Dec. 4-7.
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