WSJ’s Baseball Playoffs Hateability Index — Cardinals Are No. 1
Sep30

WSJ’s Baseball Playoffs Hateability Index — Cardinals Are No. 1

With the baseball playoffs beginning Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal has assembled its second-annual Major League Baseball Hateability Index, ranking this year’s 10 playoff teams in order of general loathsomeness. The rankings are based on how many points teams racked up in 10 contempt-worthy categories, such as drug suspensions, ridiculous beards and winning too much. The top team to hate this fall — the St. Louis...

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‘South Park’ Takes On Redskins Name
Sep22

‘South Park’ Takes On Redskins Name

  “South Park” takes a jab at the Washington Redskins, the NFL team that has been under pressure to change a name considered racist by Native American groups, when it returns for its 18th season on...

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Gatorade’s Fond Farewell To Derek Jeter
Sep18

Gatorade’s Fond Farewell To Derek Jeter

Ad Week has the story on this terrific commercial: Gatorade hits it out of the park with this epic 90-second salute to New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, breaking today. If the retiring Jeter is looking for a new career, he can get a job on Madison Avenue, since he wrote some of the copy here and even suggested the Frank Sinatra song that serves as soundtrack for the ad, by TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles. Molly Carter,...

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NFL Eyes Pay For Play Super Bowl Halftime Show
Aug20

NFL Eyes Pay For Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

We learned two things from Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal story on the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show: The NFL’s top choices for the high-profile gig: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay. The NFL wants the performers to pay the league to be the headliners. The WSJ reports that league representatives asked some acts if they would exchange a headlining slot for a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour earnings, or make another...

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Ice Bucket Challenge — Get Soaked For Charity
Aug08

Ice Bucket Challenge — Get Soaked For Charity

You may have seen videos of friends and celebrities getting water dumped over themselves. It’s the Ice Bucket Challenge, a great idea for charity. Here’s the story from AP: The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It’s cold, it’s fun and it’s contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts also...

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Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchises
Jul17

Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchises

1. Real Madrid, $3.44 billion 2. Barcelona, $3.2 3. Manchester United, $2.81 4. New York Yankees, $2.5 5. Dallas Cowboys, $2.3 6. Los Angeles Dodgers, $2 7. Bayern Munich, $1.85 8. New England Patriots, $1.8 9. Washington Redskins, $1.7 10. New York Giants, $1.55 Forbes calculated the value of the teams based on equity, debt and stadium deals. The average team in the top 50 is worth $1.34 billion, up 8% over last year. Real Madrid is...

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