Quote of the Day

"I can think of more exciting ways to spend the day. But the fans seem to be enjoying it very much. "
-- NFL Giants President & CEO John Mara, on the league selling 7,300 tickets to fans for Super Bowl Media Day. (N.Y. TIMES, 2/1)
Wednesday February 1, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 101 Print This Issue

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  • Wheels Of Fortune

    NBC’s telecast of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday “will have more than 14 car-related ads, which will take up nearly two dozen of the 70 30-second ad slots that carried an average sticker price of $3.5 million,” according to Petrecca & Horovitz of USA TODAY. Advertisers are “rolling out big-budget commercials to rival the splashiest of soft drink marketing.” Auto advertisers have “revealed high-octane commercials that feature celebrities such as Matthew Broderick and Jerry Seinfeld, as well as showing their autos doing extreme stunts -- including a Chevy Sonic skydiving and bungee jumping.” Hyundai, Lexus, General Motors, Audi and Volkswagen have released “full versions of ads online,&rdqu ...

  • Something To Talk About

    The NFL's first attempt to allow fans into Media Day is a success, with some tickets being scalped for $350.

  • Take It To The Bank

    NHL Panthers score county loan for arena renovations.

  • The Old Grey Whistle Test

    Sports media company the Whistle targeting kids 6-16.

  • Energy Efficient

    Kauffman Stadium debuts the largest in-ballpark solar panel system in MLB.

  • Getting Some Insight

    Insight terminated bowl game sponsorship with two years left in the deal.

  • Recruiting Trip

    Big 12 this week will begin its search for permanent commish.

  • Blast From The Past

    Mike & the Mad Dog reunite in Indy, if only for 20 minutes.

  • Highway To Hall

    Derrick Hall's influence on the D'Backs is being felt not just in Phoenix, but all throughout MLB.

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