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Published March 24, 2009
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BUCKING BRONCOS: In Denver, Jim Armstrong reports the Broncos "haven't taken an economic hit" from the public fight between coach Josh McDaniels and QB Jay Cutler. The team is “wrapping up their season-ticket drive and feeling no effects from hard times among their fan base or hard feelings between their coach and quarterback.” Broncos Exec Dir of Ticket Operations Kirk Dyer indicated that the team has seen a 90% renewal rate for season tickets. Meanwhile, Armstrong notes Broncos players "have been told by Josh McDaniels not to talk about Cutler" (DENVER POST, 3/24).
STADIUM QUEST: Vikings VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley said that the team's stadium situation is "'rising on the agenda' of the NFL after the team provided league officials with an update on their quest to get public funding." In Minneapolis, Chip Scoggins notes Vikings and NFL officials yesterday at the owners meetings met to "discuss the stadium situation" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 3/24).
PERSONAL TOUCH: In Cincinnati, Joe Reedy reported with the Bengals ticket renewal deadline "drawing close," season-ticket holders are "getting an audio message from [QB] Carson Palmer either thanking them for renewing or reminding them to call the ticket office where [representatives] would work with them on payment plans" (CINCINNATI.com, 3/20).