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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, June 18, 2007

NASCAR sues AT&T for $100 million over sponsorship deal

ATLANTA (ESPN.com) -- NASCAR filed a $100 million counter claim against AT&T Inc. on Sunday, accusing the wireless provider of interfering with its exclusive sponsorship agreement with rival wireless company Nextel.

The suit also asks that NASCAR be granted the right to kick AT&T -- and all telecommunications companies other than Nextel -- out of its top series in 2008.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a waste of time and money.

This is nothing but an attorney party. To be honest, I mostly agree with NASCAR on this one. Cingular and Alltel did agree to abide by the exclusivity rules. However, From AT&T's point of view, Cingular and Alltel had no say in NASCAR's agreement with Nextel. RJR bailed out and Nextel picked up the slack.

I think they should just let all the lawyers get into a big mud hole and wrestle it out. It would save a lot of money and ESPN could televise it.

Monday, June 18, 2007 10:07:00 AM  

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