Quote of the Day

"This is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen and if you stare at it long enough you’ll start to like it."
-- ESPN's Michael Smith, on the home run sculpture at Marlins Park. ("Numbers Never Lie," ESPN2, 4/16)
Tuesday April 17, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 154 Print This Issue

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  • Mothers' Day

    Procter & Gamble today announced it is launching its biggest ad campaign ever, as "Thank You, Mom" will focus on "thanking mothers of Olympians and would-be Olympians around the world,” according to Tanzina Vega of the N.Y. TIMES. The campaign is a “broader extension of the mothers campaign” created by Wieden & Kennedy for the ’10 Vancouver Games. The campaign includes “digital media, print and television ads and a mobile application.” The cornerstone of the campaign is an 80-second TV spot "showing the mothers of young athletes preparing them for their day.” The spots feature “mothers and children (played by actors) in four Olympic cities past, present and future: Los Ang ...

  • House Of Cards

    Can Vikings stadium proposal survive Minn. House panel's decisive rejection?

  • Corporate Raiders

    AEG likely to win operations contract for O.co, Oracle Arena.

  • Dis-armed

    Nationals draw their lowest home crowd for a Stephen Strasburg start.

  • The Dr Is In

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Bears ink seven-year soft drink contract.

  • My Blue Heaven

    Nike and Boise State agree to an exclusive deal worth more than $6M over six years.

  • Battling The Elements

    Boston Marathon officials praised for getting warnings out early about record heat.

  • Written In The Stars

    MLB All-Star Game tickets in K.C. already in short supply.

  • Greener Pastures

    Aaron Rodgers signs with marketing agent Andrew Jeter.

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