Media NotesPublished April 24, 2012
BEHIND ENEMY LINES: In N.Y., Bob Raissman cited sources as saying that the relationship between NFL Giants QB Eli Manning and ESPN Radio 1050 N.Y. "was over." ESPN Radio 1050 was informed Manning "would not be coming back as a regular on 'The Michael Kay Show,'" and he was "instead heading to" WFAN-AM, the Giants' flagship radio station. Raissman noted Manning "had no problem" with the fact that ESPN Radio 1050 is the NFL Jets' flagship station, and that during his tenure with the station, "no one at WFAN tried to lure him to the station." Raissman: "All paths lead to the increased flow of bad blood between the Jets and Giants. ... It finally occurred to Giants brass that having the face of their franchise as a featured voice on the radio home of the Jets was a terrible idea" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/22).
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: CHARLOTTE OBSERVER metro/lifestyle columnist Tommy Tomlinson is leaving the paper to write for the new joint venture between the USA Today Sports Media Group and MLBAM. Tomlinson writes, "I'll be writing about all sports -- in particular, I think, college football." Tomlinson adds more details are "coming next month, and the site should launch sometime this summer." Tomlinson writes he is "staying in Charlotte," adding he "is not running away from the Observer." Tomlinson: "I'm running toward this new thing, with the hope that one day it'll make me as proud as I've been to work 23 years for this great newspaper" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/24).
FIRING UP: TNT has sold five sponsorships for its coverage of NASCAR Wide Open Racing. The series kicks off July 7 with the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola from Daytona. TNT has signed Chrysler, Coke Zero, Sprint, Toyota and Goodyear to sponsorship deals. TNT says it has some sponsorship slots still open (John Ourand, THE DAILY).
Marketing and Sponsorship
Creating A Buzz: Charlotte Hornets Merchandise Grows In Popularity
Yankees Could End Relationship With StubHub After Season
Lotus Releases IndyCar's Bryan Herta Autosport, Dreyer & Reinbold From Contracts
Ruling In Mendenhall-Hanesbrands Suit Could Impact How Tweets Are Covered In Contracts
Reebok Enhances Testing Protocol, Tweaks Marketing Message For Toning-Shoe Business
Leagues and Governing Bodies
Saints Facing Another PR Storm With ESPN Allegations Against Loomis
Ireland Says Owner Not Pressuring Dolphins To Make Any Specific Draft Choices
Sellout Crowd In Newark Says Goodbye To Nets As Club Gets Set For Brooklyn
Nets' Yormark Discusses Time In Newark, Future For NBA At Prudential Center
Ticket Sales In Southern Ontario Indicate Area Has Become Bills' Secondary Market
MLB Hopes To Learn From McCourt Era, Approaches Guggenheim Baseball With Caution
MLS Sporting K.C. Enjoying Newfound Success On And Off The Pitch
Royal Mess: Hopes For '12 Turnaround On Hold As K.C. Winless At Home