Every year, the folks at the Sports Business Daily and SportsBusinessDaily put together a holiday song about sports business. In most years, they rely on you to sing it to the tune they provide, but this year, they actually provided the song.
Sports Business 2008 Song (MP3)
We thought it was good enough to link up here for your listening enjoyment. The song is sung by Preston Bounds and mixed by Tim Fenwick. Here are the words to follow along.
Sports Business 2008, what a year of changes,
From Obama's victory to tumbling stock exchanges.
IRL & Champ Car Merge. Zell to sell the Cubbies.
Ari Fleischer, IMG form a PR company.
Knicks get Walsh as President. Adios, Isiah.
NFL attempts to curb rowdy fan behavior.
Roski plans a football field on the L.A. outskirts.
Danica wins in Japan. Blackhawks prosper under Wirtz.
Rogers Centre venue for Bills Toronto Series.
Horse racing in crisis mode. Eight Belles' death is eerie.
Sounders and a Philly team set to join MLS.
ESPN lands the rights to telecast the BCS.
Beijing Games preceded by torch relay protestors.
Joey Cheek and cyclists' masks: two PR disasters.
Phelps and Bolt emerge as stars, racking up the medals.
China athletes dominate when the smog has settled.
Sports are not recession proof unless your name is CC.
MLB Net makes a splash, hiring Petitti.
Pricey PSLs for sale by Cowboys, Jets and Giants.
Rescinding its language rules, women's golf is pliant.
Clemens' hearing on The Hill. Tilghman's careless comments.
Wayne Huizenga selling off his interest in the Dolphins.
MMA’s EliteXC collapses just like Kimbo.
Buick exits Tiger deal, can’t afford to give him dough.
So long Yankee Stadium. "Boots" financial blunders.
Sonic boom replaced with the sound of distant Thunder.
KHL's practices draw NHL's disfavor.
Gene Upshaw has left us all. Where does that leave labor?
Onward to a brand new year. What's in store for '09?
New venues aplenty due. What new deals will get signed?
Rest assured, we will be here to bring you all the latest.
Until then, here's hoping that your holiday's the greatest.
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