Quote of the Day

"I shake my head and wonder why we‘re even at this point."
-– Penguins C Sidney Crosby, on stalled negotiations in the NHL lockout. (TRIBLIVE.com, 12/18)
Wednesday December 19, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 73 Print This Issue

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  • Needing Some Assistance

    Paul's first State Farm TV commercial will debut during Christmas Day NBA games

    State Farm on Christmas Day is "introducing an advertising campaign" featuring Clippers G Chris Paul called "Born to Assist," according to Andrew Adam Newman of the N.Y. TIMES. Paul led the NBA in assists in the '07-08 and '08-09 seasons, and State Farm's campaign "promotes its agents as being willing to assist, too.” A new commercial “takes a separated-at-birth approach, opening with a scene from 1985 of Chris Paul in a crib beside his fictional identical twin brother, ‘Cliff.’” A voice-over says, “Despite their dissimilar upbringings, they shared one invaluable trait. They were both born to assist.” The boys are then “played at different ages by a series of actors.” Contemporary f ...

  • That's Entertainment

    Report: Dodgers, Fox partnering on new RSN possibly managed by Dick Clark Productions.

  • Top Dawg

    Browns announce hiring of Alec Scheiner as team President.

  • Taking A Left Turn

    Phil Mickelson says he will not buy a share of the Padres.

  • Glued To The Tube

    NFL Net sets audience record for fourth consecutive year.

  • To The Clubhouse

    Dottie Pepper leaves NBC's golf team after eight years.

  • Nippert/Tuck

    The Univ. of Cincinnati is planning a renovation of Nippert Stadium.

  • Fault Lines

    Rift grows between USTA, players over changes to men's U.S. Open event.

  • Make Time For Play

    OYO Sportstoys releases line of NFL building-block figures.

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