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  • Golf Digest Not Pulling Tiger Cover Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    Golf Digest isn’t pulling its latest cover featuring a photo illustration of Tiger Woods and President Barack Obama. It’s already on the newsstands. Even though the official newsstand date is Dec. 8, the issue, which offers “10 Tips Obama Can Take From Tiger,” hit some stores today.

  • Tiger's New 'Sponsors' Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

    While many of Tiger Woods' sponsors--Nike, Gatorade, and Gillette--continue to stand by him, the beleaguered golf great is suddenly getting new "sponsors", ones he'd probably rather do without.

  • Nets Record Losing Streak Attracting More Eyeballs? Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 2:03 PM ET

    The New Jersey Nets made history last night by opening the season with their 18th straight loss. The funny thing is that I’ve been catching myself watching Nets games more than I ever have. Why? Because a team that wins every once in a while is much less appealing than a team that never wins.

  • Saints Hit Top 10 In Sales For First Time Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    The New Orleans Saints are 11-0 and it's starting to show on the racks. With the team undefeated, coming off beating the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, sales of Saints gear are up 60 percent year over year on NFLShop.com.

  • Insider Responds To Tiger's New Statement Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 12:37 PM ET
    Tiger Woods

    There are hundreds of crisis managers and sports marketers giving their take on Tiger Woods. Instead of talking to whoever comes into my e-mail box, I got in touch with the biggest insider I could find who could freely talk about Tiger.

  • High Tech Gone Bad, Low Tech Gone Good Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 12:28 PM ET
    Tiger Woods

    A Chinese TV news station has used CG animation to "re-create" both the official police version of what happened at Tiger Woods' home last week, and the unofficial tabloid version.

  • An Open Letter to Tiger Woods Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:55 PM ET

    Fess up, Tiger. If you don’t, the tabloids are gonna kill ya...Stonewalling, when even whispers of marital infidelity are involved, just doesn’t pay.

  • Darren Rovell: Sports Biz Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 11:59 AM ET

    Team owners will continue to cut down on luxury suites at their stadiums, broadcasters will go big on 3-D and more foreign investors will buy into professional sports.

  • ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue: A Financial Success Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
    Serena Williams on the cover of ESPN The Magazine, The Body Issue.

    ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, which featured athletes in various stages of dress, certainly attracted plenty of buzz. But it’s the money earned from the issue that will bring it back for at least another year.

  • Tiger Ads Continue To Run Today Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 10:21 AM ET
    TAG Heuer "What are you made of?" ad featuring Tiger Woods

    In what could be read as a sign that Tiger Woods is unaffected in the endorsement world by his accident this weekend, two of Woods’ sponsors have ads in two different national papers today.

  • Tiger Woods Wants to Protect Family Privacy: Agent Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 3:09 AM ET

    "Although Tiger realizes that there is a great deal of public curiosity, it has been conveyed to FHP that he simply has nothing more to add and wishes to protect the privacy of his family," Mark Steinberg, senior vice president and global managing director of golf for IMG, told CNBC.

  • Is Super Bowl Halftime Act Too Old? Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Yesterday, when the NFL and CBS announced that "The Who" would be the halftime act for Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7 in Miami, a news story describing the announcement referred the group as an "ancient band."

  • Will TCU See The "Flutie Effect?" Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 2:22 PM ET

    TCU is 11-0 heading into its final regular season game this weekend against New Mexico. A win will give the school an automatic bid into a BCS bowl. We sat down with the school’s chancellor, Dr. Victor Boschini Jr., to discuss what effect the football team’s success has had on the school.

  • NBA D-League On The Rise Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 2:33 PM ET

    The NBA D-League tips off its ninth season this Friday and it looks nothing like the league looked when it started.

  • Weis' Deal Likely Won't Change Big Money Contracts Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 3:40 PM ET
    Charlie Weis

    At a news conference yesterday, Notre Dame head football coach Charlie Weis said that he would “have a tough time arguing” with school officials if they fired him. What he wouldn’t do is resign. The difference between the two? It’s a lot of money.

  • Time Lapse World Series Is A Great Play Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 4:23 PM ET

    If you want a good look at the future of sports journalism, take less than four minutes and watch this incredible World Series time lapse through the lenses of 26-year-old photographer Robert Caplin.

  • Boise State Stock Plan: An Early Success Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 12:32 PM ET

    Last week, we applauded Boise State’s idea of selling stock to its fans. Like the Packers have done, the shares have no value, but the certificate makes a nice collectors item. We loved this because it’s a great way of raising money without having to give up anything. Yesterday, I checked in on how sales were after a week.

  • Dollar Signs Seen In Young "Buck" Jennings Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Brandon Jennings' rookie card

    Brandon Jennings got too good too fast. The Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard, who avoided college by playing a year in Italy to satisfy the NBA age requirement, is all-of-a-sudden the talk of the league. Through nine games, the overall 10th pick in this year's draft is averaging 24.8 points a game, thanks in part to scoring 55 against the Golden State Warriors last Saturday.

  • Iverson Wasn't A Popular "Answer" Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 2:06 PM ET
    Iverson's Grizzlies Jersey

    Allen Iverson, the man nicknamed "The Answer," has always had one of the league’s most popular jerseys, but a late signing and a smaller market might have saved retailers and jersey maker Adidas from having to deal with a huge jersey glut.

  • My Top 10 Marketing Ideas For Winless Nets Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 12:33 PM ET

    It can be argued that no team has had it harder than the New Jersey Nets. They haven’t won a game in 12 tries this year. They don’t have many marketable players. There’s a lack of public transportation to their arena. They’ve fully committed to leaving the market for Brooklyn and they are waiting for a new owner to take power.

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