July 11, 1994 |
Here's a tip: Trying to figure out which team sponsors offer which services? Tipstjanst is the major sponsor of the Swedish World Cup team, but what is it? Tipstjanst is Sweden's leading wagering company, with operations dating back to 1934. The company's advertising enjoys a prominent place in the team's media guide, along with this note: "Tipstjanst enjoys close cooperation with the Swedish Football Assn." Bet on it.
September 19, 1996
Melody Eckmier's favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Jane Ahn, Janete Chun and Tamara Lee love to sleep. Peggy Hongthong likes Van Nuys High volleyball because "everybody is really nice to one another." And Angela Eckmier likes to put things together--so she collected tidbits and produced a 28-page media guide for the Van Nuys girls' volleyball team.
May 15, 2003 |
Thirty years after what is widely considered the greatest of the Triple Crown sweeps, Secretariat still holds the record for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. In the eyes of many, he also shares the Preakness record with Louis Quatorze, who won the second leg of the Triple Crown in 1996, and Tank's Prospect, the 1985 winner. Pimlico, the site of the Preakness, and the Maryland Racing Commission say not so.
January 11, 2006 |
In its first day without censors, "The Howard Stern Show" aired 740 instances of profanity, sexual terms, scatological references, verbal threats of bodily harm and sexual activities implied by sounds. That number is not an estimate; it's an exact accounting of Stern's inaugural show Monday on Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., according to the Family Media Guide, a free Web service that tracks media content and its suitability for children (at www.familymediaguide.com). The L.A.
March 18, 2000
Chris Dufresne's March 13 NCAA tournament profiles contained the interesting "Tidbit" that Gonzaga University was "founded in 1887 by Jesuit Saint Aloysius Gonzaga . . . " This is indeed a rather startling observation in view of the fact that the boy Saint Aloysius Gonzaga died in 1591. Perhaps the university's founding was by way of some remarkable apparition. But, as many know, the truth is that Gonzaga was founded in 1887 by Bing Crosby. CARLO WEBER Camarillo Editor's note: According to the school's media guide: "Gonzaga University was founded in 1887 upon urging from Spokane's city leaders who sought a major university in their town."
December 19, 1990 |
Cincinnati cornerback Rod Jones, who dragged Bo Jackson down from behind after an 88-yard run Sunday, did not win the NCAA 400-meter title in 1984, but you wouldn't know it reading his biographical information in the 1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' media guide, which states Jones " . . . also won individual NCAA championship rings for first-place finish in the 1984 400-meter race (44.94) and as a member of the 1986 NCAA champion 1600-meter relay team. . . ."
November 27, 1989 |
As the days dwindle down to a precious few . . . ? The Raiders drew the smallest crowd of their smallest attendance season here, 38,747, Sunday at the Coliseum., They distributed 41,349 tickets. The Raider media guide lists only tickets distributed for games in past seasons. On that basis, Sunday's was the second smallest Raider total in their eight seasons here, exclusive of strike games, larger only than their 43,086 in the season opener against the Chargers.
September 2, 2005 |
Cutdown day had a different meaning for college football programs this season, especially at the schools of the BCS, which in terms of media-guide production had long stood for "Bigger, Costlier, Super-Sized." A new NCAA ruling has set a 208-page limit on football media guides, which to the casual observer doesn't sound too stringent.
February 14, 1997 |
What in the world is a Hoya? Well, at one time, all students attending Georgetown were required to take courses in Greek and Latin. At that time, the sports teams from Georgetown were nicknamed "Stonewalls." A student whose name has been lost to history, using Greek and Latin terms, started cheering for the teams by yelling "Hoya Saxa," which translates into "What Rocks!" The cheer proved popular, was shortened to Hoyas and adopted as the official nickname for all Georgetown teams.