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Volume 26 No. 175

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Volume 26 No. 78

NFL Coaching Cycle Leads To More Questions About Rooney Rule

The rule seems to have morphed into an "exercise [in] checking a box" instead of the purpose Dan Rooney initially intended it for.

MLB Will Investigate '18 Red Sox For Alleged Illegal Sign-Stealing

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred prior to the '18 season specifically told teams that replay video rooms "could not be used for stealing signs."

Trump, Bloomberg Each Spending At Least $10M On Super Bowl Ads

A national buy for political campaigns often is seen as "wasteful to pay to reach a 50-state audience rather than buying ads in key states."

Giants Hiring Joe Judge Shows Franchise's Willingness To Change

Bringing Judge in as coach comes at a time when John Mara and Steve Tisch "cannot afford to make another bad decision for this rudderless franchise."

Sources: ESPN "MNF" Producer Not Returning In Current Role

ESPN typically "looks to promote from within" and could opt to "turn to its college football crew for its next 'MNF' producer."

Big 12, Commissioner Bowlsby Pleased With ESPN+ Deal Thus Far

Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard believes that the deal positions the conference well for when the league's media rights contracts come up in '24-25.

Sponsorships Helping Roger Federer Over $1B Career Earnings Mark

The dollar figures "only appear to be going up," as Federer recently announced an investment with Swiss running shoe company On.