In San Diego, Kevin Acee reports the Chargers are "considering appearing" on HBO's "Hard Knocks" in '14. Chargers Exec VP & CEO A.G. Spanos said that the team "has not been officially asked to do the show next year." However, sources indicated that the team "is considered a favorite." Spanos "clearly is in favor of participating -- for the effect it can have on ticket sales and brand recognition." Spanos: “We’ve talked to other teams that have done the show and gotten feedback on how it’s helped them. Business-wise, every team has been helped by being on the show" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 7/29).
SHOW ME THE MONEY: DEADLINE.com noted the pilot for CNBC's "Money Talks" series will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 10. The one-hour show "takes viewers inside the world of sports betting and Steve Stevens, a handicapper who runs VIP Sports in Las Vegas." The show is produced by All3 Media America in association with Turn Left Productions and Lost Tribe Productions (DEADLINE.com, 7/27).
BOMBS AWAY: In N.Y., Fred Kerber notes replays during yesterday's Rays-Yankees game "made it sound" as if YES Network color commentator David Cone "dropped an F-bomb during the second inning." But Cone "steadfastly maintained he did not use the obscenity." The "fuss began when Cone and YES play-by-play man Michael Kay were discussing David Ortiz’s eruption in the Red Sox’s dugout in Baltimore on Saturday" (N.Y. POST, 7/29).