Quote of the Day

"They’re smarter than we are."
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, on how the members of the President Oversight Committee could make a final decision on a football playoff in one day after commissioners took months to present a plan. (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 6/21)
Thursday June 21, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 201 Print This Issue

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  • Big Shoes To Fill

    UA's Spine shoe shows the company is taking a new crack at the running business

    Under Armour yesterday introduced its new Spine Shoe and President, Chair & CEO Kevin Plank said, "This will be our biggest marketing push ever," according to Monte Burke of FORBES. Plank "expects to spend somewhere north of" $10M marketing the new shoes. The line of shoes "will initially hit the running category," but Plank says that baseball, basketball and football shoes "are not far behind" ( FORBES.com, 6/20 ). MARKETING DAILY's Karl Greenberg noted UA's Spine Shoe campaign, titled "This is How We Run," was created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky and will debut July 9. The campaign will include "TV, print, digital, social media and in-store." A 30-second TV spot stars Patriots QB Tom Brady, Bobcats G Kemba Walker and Panthers QB Cam ...

  • Bye Bye BCS

    TV deals and revenue sharing still TBD if NCAA presidents approve football playoff.

  • And The Winner Is...

    SEC’s Slive seen as winner in proposal by sniffing out Big Ten, Pac-12 plus-one hopes.

  • Making Moves

    Jeremy Lin hires attorney Jim Tanner to handle all contractual business.

  • Deal Or No Deal?

    Turner nears deal to acquire Bleacher Report, per sources.

  • Timber, Ho!

    MLS this week debuted TV ads on ESPN and TSN as part of a "broader, more concerted brand campaign."

  • Sign Here

    Leonsis wants DC to OK new outdoor signs at Verizon Center.

  • Lightning Strike

    Lightning’s $5M single-hung board is the largest of its kind.

  • Erin Go Bragh!

    Dan Rooney wants to bring NFL regular season game to Ireland.

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