May 1, 1996 |
Group W Starts Wisconsin Cable Network: Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Group W Satellite Communications said the network will carry games of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team and Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. Group W, whose parent company bought CBS Inc. last year for $5.4 billion, has the rights to the Brewers' games for five years and to the Bucks' games for several years, a spokeswoman said.
October 23, 1991 |
Would you believe tractor pulls are more popular in this country than NHL hockey? How about roller derby over World Cup soccer? Or high school football over NBA basketball? Says who? Says the Sports Marketing Group of Dallas. Using a private research company, SMG has come out with its version of the most popular 114 sports in America.
October 6, 2003 |
Pro football is this country's most popular sport. But what about the most hated? According to a poll conducted by Sports Marketing Group in Atlanta, dogfighting is No. 1, followed by pro wrestling and bullfighting. Boxing is No. 4. Wonder why? Could it be the lack of integrity, or just the people involved in the sport? Trivia time: Who set a National League record in 2001 when he pitched 72 1/3 innings without a base on balls?
October 31, 2003 |
Karl Malone is living in Newport Beach and dazzling the front-row Hollywood set at Staples Center these days, but he's likely to have a strong connection to Salt Lake City for some time. Malone still has a house -- OK, mansion -- to sell and it's going to take a big spender to move in to the 17,230-square-foot hunting-lodge style home built in the hills above the city. It's listed at $6.1 million and the annual property taxes are almost $28,500.
October 9, 1994 |
Along with the success Drew Pearson has enjoyed in life, he's had to put up with plenty of ribbing. That was true 20 years ago on the football field, and it's true today in business. Take the 1975 National Football Conference title game, when the Dallas Cowboys trailed Minnesota by four points with less than a minute left. Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach launched a 50-yard desperation pass to Pearson, who outleaped the Vikings' Nate Wright.
September 26, 1990 |
As a 6-foot-4, 250-pound lineman with a 3.7 grade-point average at Trabuco Hills High School, Jim Farbaniec appeared to be a likely candidate for a football scholarship. Farbaniec wanted to play Division I football. During his junior year, to help spread the word, he hired a service to blanket the country with resumes touting his athletic and academic achievements. Letters poured into the Farbaniec household, enough to fill two dresser drawers.