Quote of the Day
"I'm corporate America's dream, and then at the same time, a fan base's ... nemesis of that."
-- NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, on his public image ("24/7 Jimmie Johnson," HBO, 1/26).
On Second Thought
NFL decides against holding news conference next week on labor updates due to "little progress toward reaching an agreement."
Cut To The Basket
NBA team owner admits plans to "chop the money down" for players in next CBA.
The Horse Whisperers
A-B benching iconic Clydesdales during Super Bowl for more humorous tone in its nine ads.
Ad Age's Bob Garfield says he is "stunned" by CBS' decision to risk one of "last great franchises" on potentially polarizing Focus on the Family ad.
Nolan Ryan admits MLB has overseen Rangers' finances since July, but expects restrictions to end after sale.
Their Civic Duty
L.A. Marathon inks three-year deal with Honda to become first title sponsor in 25-year history.
USOC reaches out to Subway, Verizon regarding ad campaigns it considers ambush marketing.
The Naked Truth
Greg Oden gets out in front of nude photo flap, apologizes for embarrassing Trail Blazers.