Quote of the Day

"We saw somebody who would be smart enough and tough enough and principled enough to handle the sometimes very challenging business that the NFL commissioner has to deal with. And we got exactly what we expected."
-- Giants President & CEO John Mara, on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 2/1)
Friday February 1, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 100 Print This Issue

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  • Put A Ring On It

    CBS will televise Super Bowl XLVII Sunday night from New Orleans, but it will be "difficult" for the network to "surpass the current record (held by NBC) of 111.3 million average viewers," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Both conference championship games this year had "down viewership" from '11 and neither the 49ers (No. 6 television market) nor Ravens (No. 27) "possess pre-made star power at the skill positions that draws the ultra-casual NFL fan." CBS Sports Group Chair Sean McManus said, "The rating is very important from a pride and a stature standpoint. Financially, it does not affect us because we are not selling the Super Bowl next year. But from a pride standpoint, you want to outdo the year before, so of course I woul ...

  • Disappear

    NBPA places Exec Dir Billy Hunter on indefinite leave.

  • Love On Top

    AEG sale reportedly down to three bidders, could have deal finalized by March.

  • Ring The Alarm

    NFLPA's Smith calls for player safety amendments to CBA.

  • Crazy In Love

    N.Y./N.J. cold-weather Super Bowl a hot topic in New Orleans.

  • Irreplaceable

    X Games will go through a thorough review after Caleb Moore becomes the event's first fatality.

  • Check On It

    The Red Sox' sellout streak appears in jeopardy as season-ticket renewals are down 10%.

  • Best Thing I Never Had

    Jamison misses Glendale's deadline to finalize Coyotes deal.

  • Me, Myself & I

    Chris Nilan centerpiece of new documentary on NHL enforcers.

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