Quote of the Day

"It's not an act. It’s not a character. It’s the real me. I’m not a shock jock. I never ambush anybody. I just speak my mind and my heart and my soul."
-- ESPN2 "First Take" commentator Skip Bayless, on his image ((N.Y. OBSERVER, 3/21 issue))
Thursday March 22, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 137 Print This Issue

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  • Ripple Effect

    Goodell's actions have received mostly approval from various corners of industry

    The NFL yesterday "slammed the Saints with penalties" for a bounty program the team ran from '09-11 that "paid bonuses for hits that knocked opponents out for all or part of a game," according to Michael DeMocker of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that Saints head coach Sean Payton has been "suspended for a full season without pay, beginning April 1, and general manager Mickey Loomis faces an 8-game suspension" when the '12 season begins. In addition, assistant head coach Joe Vitt "was suspended for 6 games without pay." Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the Rams, "faces what Goodell labeled an 'indefinite suspension,' but it will last at least one full year because ...

  • Player Pool

    Goodell likely keeping NFLPA in loop on player Bountygate punishments.

  • Open Happiness

    Coke looks to capitalize on Linsanity with Mandarin signage at MSG.

  • Two-Term Chief

    NFLPA votes to re-elect Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith.

  • Border Patrol

    UFC adds three Canadian cards to '12 fight calendar.

  • Chasing The Spotlight

    Is Jets' acquisition of Tebow just a cry for attention?

  • Suite Life

    SMI to build pit road suites at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Loud Speaker

    Bayless having a positive impact on "First Take" ratings.

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