Quote of the Day

"Say what you want about the NFL and their front-office policies; they recognized an issue and did what they had to do to get it done."
-- Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka, on the NFL reaching a CBA deal with the NFL Referees Association. (NEWSDAY, 9/28)
Friday September 28, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 13 Print This Issue

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  • Earning Their Stripes

    Refs returned to a standing ovation during the Browns-Ravens game Thursday

    NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew “were treated like conquering heroes” Thursday night during the Browns-Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore SUN. Steratore was “greeted by fans with a standing ovation prior” to the game, and he “tipped his cap to the crowd in recognition of the applause.” Ravens LB Ray Lewis, S Ed Reed, RB Ray Rice and coach John Harbaugh one by one “hugged Steratore before kickoff.” The game “seemed to flow better with fewer interruptions and more confidence from the players, coaches and fans in the officials' judgment.” Ravens QB Joe Flacco said, "The biggest thing is I think the game probably went a little b ...

  • Follow The Leaders

    Kraft, Mara seen as key figures getting NFL owners united in talks with refs.

  • Building Blocks

    Vikings sign HKS to design new $975M stadium.

  • Loving Cup

    The Ryder Cup is seeing a strong hospitality presence, the expectation of record merch sales.

  • Gathering Storm

    Cancellation of NHL reg-season games could come next week.

  • Run This Town

    Friday's opening event at Barclays Center will culmanate a "long, difficult 10 years."

  • Check Mate

    Nike sees Q1 profits fall compared to '11, though revenues are up.

  • Engine Problems

    IndyCar sees viewership on NBC Sports Net down 27%.

  • Tiger Tracks

    The ad campaign for the Univ. of Memphis' football team is the talk of the town.

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