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BCS Playoffs Worth $500M a Year? | Media - Advertising Age
College football is looking at a massive money grab in TV rights fees and marketing opportunities when it moves to a playoff, beginning with the 2014 season. How much? Well, put it this way. ESPN picked up the rights to the Bowl Championship Series national championship game starting in 2011 with a four-year, $500 million deal.
Chris Berman to announce Monday Night Football game this fall? | June
Written by Ryan Yoder | 22 June 2012 ESPN has heard the complaints for years now that Chris Berman, the walking caricature, has worn out his welcome. Whether it be covering the NFL Draft, hosting the U.S. Open, or his forays into baseball, Berman's presence brings groans from the masses.
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NBC bans Stanley Cup playoff viewing parties | May
Written by Brady Green | 24 May 2012 According to Fire and Ice, NBC has banned both the Rangers and the Devils from having viewing parties at their arenas for the remainder of their Conference Finals series.
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Grade Mayor Emanuel's first year in office
How do you think Mayor Rahm Emanuel did in his first year as mayor? Use this interactive project to grade the mayor on five key topics. When you're finished, share your grade on Facebook or Twitter. Rahm Emanuel's Current Grade Point Average (Note: Your first name and last initial will appear with your remarks.)
Media Views: Fans again aren't a league's priority
The National Hockey League is the latest in a long line of sports organizations to put the best interests of its paying fans behind the best interests of the television networks that show the games.
Rahm Emanuel is booked to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner and a Chicago charity run. - Blogs Takes Names - Crain's Chicago Business
When runners take their marks for the annual Ravenswood Run on Sunday, there might be a few notable names in the pack. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his wife, Amy Rule, and their three children are registered for Sunday's event.
Irish Hall of Fame inducts former Mayor Richard Daley, businessman Patrick Ryan - Blogs Takes Names - Crain's Chicago Business
The Irish American Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 honorees Saturday, none of whom will be there in person. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley and insurance businessman Patrick Ryan are the two living honorees, but neither can make it. The 11 others being inducted are deceased. "We're just two years old.
Peter Gammons wrong to call out Globe reporter - The Boston Globe
The perception that Peter Gammons's journalistic compass can go on the fritz when it comes to matters of the Red Sox is not a new one. Most memorable was a moment in the immediate aftermath of the World Series-clinching victory in 2004.
Country singer Clint Black's lawsuit snares Chicago businessman - Blogs Takes Names - Crain's Chicago Business
A Chicago businessman is being pulled into a long-running legal battle between country singer Clint Black and his former business manager. Tony Madonia is founder and president of Anthony J. Madonia & Associates Ltd., a law and accounting firm located in the Willis Tower.
Student loan debt a growing threat to the economy
Move over, mortgages. Get out of the way, Greece. Another economic doomsday scenario is emerging. Student loan debt has reached about $870 billion, exceeding credit cards and auto loans, and balances are expected to continue climbing, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said last month.
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Obama Believes Women Should Be Admitted to Augusta
A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama believes women should be admitted as members to the all-male Augusta National, home of the Masters golf tournament. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama's "personal opinion is that women should be admitted" to the golf club. Carney was asked about the issue Thursday.
Rick Pitino has made it back to the Final Four, 25 years after his very first trip
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - People keep saying Rick Pitino looks old and tired. If you did as much in the past 25 years as he has, you'd look that way, too.
Bebe Throws Bridal Bash in New Third Floor Suite
Contemporary women's store, bebe along with BRIDES magazine launched bebe Bridal last night on the newly designed 3rd floor of their Oak Street boutique. The "Vow to Wow" celebration was an evening of fashion and fun where over 200 guests and Project Runway All Star Rami Kashou previewed the collection of gowns and accessories, bridesmaid dresses and gifts.
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The brand is preparing to unveil a sporty ready-to-wear and accessories collection at London Fashion Week. The Nicole Richie Collection is set to debut on the home-shopping network's "The Buzz on the Red Carpet - Live From L.A." show on Feb. 24.