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CBSSN’s Jim Rome said of the Dodgers high payroll, “Sometimes you get what you pay for and sometimes you don’t. ... The Dodgers are definitely getting what they pay for, the Angels across town are not. They’re getting jammed" (“The Tonight Show,” NBC, 9/11).

MONEY TREE: “The Dan Patrick Show” Producer Seton O’Connor said of the $41.5M that Floyd Mayweather will earn in his fight versus Canelo Alvarez, “I thought boxing was struggling, where’s that money coming from?” (“The Crossover,” NBC Sports Network, 9/11).

THE LAKE SHOW: CBSSN’s Doug Gottlieb, on the Phil Jackson and Lakers Exec VP/Business Operations Jeannie Buss’ Showtime series about the behind the scenes action of an NBA franchise: “It’s going to be scripted and it feels like, are they going to go there?" Gottlieb added, “The Lakers have this partnership with Time Warner Cable, they have their own channel, yet this is going to appear on Showtime. Win for Showtime, no question” (“Lead Off,” CBSSN, 9/11).

PERMISSION SLIP: ESPN's Keith Olbermann said MLB denied permission for the Mets to wear FDNY and NYPD hats during their game against the Nationals. He said the Mets however "were permitted to wear the 'hero' caps during batting practice, not during the game, so they could wear the special caps and serve as walking advertisements for the special caps MLB can sell" ("Olbermann," ESPN2, 9/12).

COST OF DOING BUSINESS? CNBC's Maria Bartiromo said that some "clever financial maneuvering by the NFL could actually help teams not only minimize the hit" of the concussion lawsuit settlement, "but actually turn a profit." SportsBusiness Journal's Dan Kaplan said the NFL is planning to let the teams take the settlement payments "as a business expense and thus they can write it off their taxes." UBS Financial Services Managing Dir Tom Freeman said that it "makes perfect sense that the owners are able to take this as a cost of doing business" ("Closing Bell With Maria Bartiromo," CNBC, 9/11).

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