Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Buffalo Bills getting $78 million for eight games in Toronto

May 1, 2008

Bills fans in Toronto will be able to cheer on their team close to home, while the Bills double their take from the game. Team’s take is double what it grosses at home
From The Buffalo News By Mark Gaughan Updated: 04/30/08 8:29 AM >>read more. The Buffalo Bills will be paid an average of $9.75 million a game from their new Toronto business partners, financial statements released in Canada revealed Tuesday.     The Bills’ eight games in Canada over the next five years will earn the National Football League team a total of $78 million, Rogers Communications stated in its quarterly report. It was the first time the cost of the deal was made public.     The gross revenue is roughly double what the Bills garner in gross revenues for a home game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.     The Bills essentially are leasing the game to Rogers Communications. The team is being paid a flat fee for the games, and Rogers is handling virtually all of the game operations. Rogers is one of Canada’s largest communications companies, with revenues of about $10 billion a year. —Curious how much of the money will make it to the local economy.

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1982 Soccer Streaker identified

April 16, 2008

Streaking legend Helen d’Amico stays mumArticle  Posted on Herald Sun by Terry Brown April 17, 2008    FOOTY’S most famous interruption, Helen d’Amico, has been uncovered again, though not in the style that made her famous.    As a 17-year-old, d’Amico stopped the 1982 Grand Final — and 107,536 fans in their tracks — by streaking across the ground.     Wearing nothing but a Blues scarf, and perhaps her heart on her sleeve, she pursued Bruce Doull with undisguised enthusiasm.    The dour backman was stunned by the third-quarter dash, as were millions watching on TV.    Doull retreated from her crude tackle with a scared look that on-field opponents never saw.    And the US-born stripper, who was on a break from work at Adelaide’s Crazy Horse club, beat a similar retreat in the years that followed.    She has not made a media appearance since 2002, when she was tracked to outback Western Australia where she was studying to be a social worker. Read more.