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  • CNBC.com's "As Seen On TV" Bracket — Elite Eight Voting Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    We've received more than 200,000 votes on this "As Seen On TV" bracket and we're down to the final eight now, so cast your vote to send your favorite products/infomercials to the Final Four.

  • "As Seen On TV" Sweet 16 Results Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 8:24 AM ET

    There's so much "chalk" entering the Elite Eight this morning that it almost feels like I'm looking at the women's basketball tournament. All four No. 1 seeds are still left, three No. 2 seeds and, accompanied by the shocker, the No. 14 seed Bowflex.

  • So we're pushing hard on the "As Seen On TV" bracket front and that's why we're proud to announce we got our first response from a "As Seen On TV" magnate.

  • Winning Bet On Obama's Speech Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 2:13 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    As previously mentioned, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power had odds on what phrase President Obama would say first in his speech. Turns out it wasn't "Change has come." Instead, the first sentence out of his mouth included the phrase "As I stand here today", which was tied for third at 12-1 odds.

  • What Are The Odds? Fan Wins $1 Million Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 11:51 AM ET

    A promotion from the Illinois Lottery says that if a Blackhawks player scored exactly at the 10:00 mark in the second period, a lucky fan would win $1 million - and that's just what happened last night.

  • Where to begin on this auspicious day! First, the oddsmakers are out with what they expect to hear in Barack Obama's inaugural speech.

  • Retired Players Get Their Due Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    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.

  • Another Inaccurate Sports Commercial? Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 9:42 AM ET

    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.

  • NY Town Needs This Boston Star Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 3:33 PM ET
    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.

  • Outdoor Hockey: My Interview with NHL Chief Bettman Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Tomorrow afternoon will be the one day of the year I will be watching hockey as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings play outside at Wrigley Field. The Bridgestone Winter Classic is the talk of the town and hockey outdoors has actually managed to get some big-time buzz. This morning, I spoke with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about the game.

  • NY Jets Failure: What Would YOU Do? Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    Every once in a while, I like to pose a question to my readers. Today, we're doing a little choose-your-own-adventure with the New York Jets, who fired their head coach Eric Mangini this morning, after the team failed to make the playoffs following yesterday's loss.

  • The Honus Wagner Card: A Buyer's Lifetime Obsession Friday, 26 Dec 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    In August, Arkansas businessman John Rogers bought one of the famous Honus Wagner cards for $1.62 million. It was only months ago and the economy certainly hasn't made things better. So we were confused when Rogers put it up for sale on eBay...

  • Sports Merchandise: Prices Getting Lower And Lower Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    At a Modell’s I visited this morning, they had a special that advertised NFL replica jerseys– regularly $79.99– at $29.99 and $39.99. It was on select jerseys, but the special was supposed to be on Fridays and Saturdays. It, of course, was a Thursday.

  • Big Brown

    One of the greatest sports business stories of the year was Big Brown and the horse’s quest to win the Triple Crown. It was the perfect story for me. Owners in the financial world, hoping to start a hedge fund, have a horse that’s one race away from history.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The Future Of The Sports Fantasy Market Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    With a rising consumer interest in the fantasy sports marketplace (7% over the past five years in the United States and Canada), I wanted to focus on some of the key trends that will serve as discussion points over the next 1-3 years.

  • Over the past couple weeks, I've been on many radio shows and the hosts naturally ask me about the economy and sports. One area that I didn't think I was strong as I could be in was the baseball free agent question.

  • Those of you who like to collect athletes that gamble should be looking forward to the 2008 Americana Sports Legends set from Donruss, that hits stores in mid-December.

  • NY Jets Seat Auction: Prices Still Dropping Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    Update II: After yesterday, I wasn't so sure that my prediction that the Jets would not get the $25,000 average for Coaches Club personal seat licenses would hold up. But things haven't been in the Jets' favor on Day 2 of the auction on eBay's StubHub.

  • Turning Fantasy Sports Games Into A Living Reality Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Jeff and Diane Suber live in a house that fantasy built. Their house in Frisco, Texas, was funded in part by Jeff taking home first place and $100,000 in Rotohog.com’s fantasy baseball contest last year.