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    The game-used memorabilia market is kind of old hat. Card companies have gone from dicing up jerseys to bats to hats and to even including dirt. But dinosaur bones? That's a new one to me.

  • Earlier this week, the National Football League Players Association was denied an appeal of a lawsuit brought about by retired NFL players, who claimed that the union failed to market their names and likenesses. We now have the list of how much the top 10 retired players were paid last year.

  • Partners of LeBron James had us thinking after we saw this commercial teasing forward to an announcement this Sunday and something tells me the announcement isn’t that he’s going to play for a certain team.

  • Our post about the "inaccuracy" of AT&T's BlackBerry bold spot generated a lot of comments but the best one might have come in yesterday from a reader who pointed us to a Sprint commercial that I've seen many times and didn't notice the mistake.

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    AshleyMadison.com which matches married people looking to have affairs, got plenty of press last month when they announced that they'd be placing this ad in the Super Bowl program.

  • People are starting to speculate that the Wilpons losing millions in the Bernie Madoff Scandal might be having a material impact on their offseason spending. But when asked whether balking at free agent pitcher Derek Lowe had anything to do with the Madoff losses, a team spokesman told CNBC on Tuesday night that it was "categorically unrelated."

  • The Big Three

    The auto show is under way in Detroit. But this year it's about far more than just having good-looking models and high mileage. The auto industry faces an even bigger battle with perception.

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    "American Idol" launches its eighth season Tuesday night and everyone's watching the ratings numbers to see how the aging giant holds up.

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    I just got two boxes of the Barack Obama Topps set. It's 90 cards, plus 18 stickers. No offense to our new leader, but the most coveted card in the set isn't of Obama. It's of his pooch.

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    Satyam Computer Services has been called by some "India's Enron" after its founder and chairman B. Ramalinga Raju admitted last week that he had been fudging numbers for years. Raju and his brother have been jailed and the company's CFO has been arrested.

  • Henderson and Rice

    Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox outfielder, got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on his 15th and final try today and Cooperstown—a New York town—couldn't be happier.

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    I've written a lot in this space about endorsements and commercials that don't work. It obviously involves athletes because that's what I talk about. So I think it's appropriate to talk about an ad that doesn't involve any jocks, but might be the best Made-For-TV commercial of all time.

  • Tim Tebow

    University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is coming back for his senior season. And although Tebow is apparently not valuable enough to NFL teams to jump ship, there's still a whole lot of future that Tebow is risking by stepping out on the field for another run without a payday.

  • BlackBerry Bold

    When Hollywood does sports movies, they are always careful to bring in consultants to make sure the action looks authentic. Well, it's only 30 seconds, but it appears like the folks at Research in Motion, parent company of the BlackBerry, should have brought in a sports consultant for its spot that has been running incessantly during NFL games.

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    The economy has caused havoc on many sports leagues. The NBA, NFL and the WWE cut its staff. But the National Lacrosse League, whose season started up at the beginning of the year  says everything is status quo, despite its Chicago franchise folding weeks before the season opened.

  • Wheaties box

    I was always waiting for a high-powered Wheaties and rumors are circulating that General Mills is in the planning stages of making that happen. The idea we’re told, is a male-targeted product that would give the brand some more credibility.

  • President-Elect Barack Obama using his Blackberry

    President-elect Barack Obama has repeatedly said how much his BlackBerry means to him. If he wasn't a public servent, it could also mean a lot of money for him, reports the New York Times.

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    Now is the best time for a partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo in the search business, as both companies are undergoing a management transition, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer, told the Financial Times in an interview published on the paper's Web site.

  • Air Jordan 2009

    Michael Jordan was in New York City today to unveil his latest sneaker called the Air Jordan 2009. We talked about him being the most popular athlete on the planet, Brand Jordan and the new shoe.

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    Last month I got a lot of email after pondering what it might take to get me to buy an American car. I suggested that Detroit needed to come up with some sort of marketing campaign to convince me it's the cool, hip, right thing to do.