Quote of the Day

"What they need to understand is that the fans don't care which side wins. They just want their football."
-- Oakland Tribune columnist Monte Poole, on the NFL and the NFLPA. ("Chronicle Live," CSN Bay Area, 2/3)
Friday February 4, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 100 Print This Issue

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  • Stating His Case

    Smith responds to questions during an "often-combative" Q&A session

    NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith Thursday, in an "often-combative question-and-answer session," said that the union "had 'fundamental disagreements' with the league and that a proposal that players should make $1 billion in concessions made no sense while revenues were at record highs," according to Ken Belson of the N.Y. TIMES. Smith: "The business of football is probably the best economic business model in the country because that $9 billion was generated during the worst recession in our lives. At the height of the economic viability and success of the league, you're now asking the players to give back $1 billion for the next seven years. ... There has not been any indication that any team has lost a dime. No one has said that profits are ...

  • The Ad Game

    The commercials running during Super Bowl XLV will feature plenty of star power.

  • Looking Into The Crystal Ball

    Steelers-Packers likely to set another Super Bowl viewership record.

  • Leaving Office

    USOC COO Norm Bellingham resigning from post after four years.

  • Buffalo Soldier

    Pegula's deal for Sabres mandates franchise stays put.

  • Out In The Open

    John Walsh furthers ESPN's effort to improve transparency by hosting online chat.

  • Hold The Runners

    Giants players to discuss whether they want Showtime to continue reality show production.

  • Hunter & Gatherer

    Mahan sports Sun Life logo as part of multiyear deal.

  • Into The Lion's Den

    NeuLion to power digital video initiatives for UFC.

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