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Tebow Says No To CBS' Offer To Join "The NFL Today" Studio Show This Weekend
Published January 18, 2012
NO SPONSOR TIE-IN: CBS Exec Producer Harold Bryant yesterday said the net did not have Suh serve as a guest studio analyst last weekend because of his endorsement deal with Subway. The chain sponsors CBS' NFL postgame show. Bryant said, “We brought him in because he's a top NFL player” (USATODAY.com, 1/17). Suh said of his time on the show, “I loved it. I mean, it was something that I had a lot of fun with. I got to hang out with Dan Marino, James Brown, all those different, cool former players and analysts. It was a great time. I enjoyed it and looking forward to doing it many, many years down the road after we win some championships in Detroit.” Suh said he had not thought of becoming a commentator, but noted, “A lot of people told me I'm kind of a natural" ("Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," NBC, 1/17).
LIFTOFF IN HOUSTON: In Houston, David Barron noted the Ravens-Texans game Sunday "set another standard for the most-watched Texans game since the franchise debut in 2002 against the Cowboys." The playoff game earned a 37.0 local rating, which translated to "an average audience of 808,546 households in the Houston designated market area" (CHRON.com, 1/17).