Quote of the Day

"Earlier in the year when I wasn’t signing what they wanted me to sign, he said, ‘Listen, when the time comes you can come and beat on my desk.’ I said, 'Alright, I’ll take you up on that,’ and I think the time has come."
-– Ravens QB Joe Flacco, on contract negotiations with team Owner Steve Bisciotti. ("Late Show," CBS, 2/4)
Tuesday February 5, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 102 Print This Issue

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  • Joe Somebody

    Flacco (r) says he doesn't know if he will "ever be comfortable" with fame

    Ravens QB and Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco was, for a day at least, "America's 'it' guy," and he seems "destined for a big payday in the NFL and in endorsements," according to a front-page piece by George & Wilson of the Baltimore SUN. JL Sports VP Tom Kleine, Flacco's marketing agent, said that six endorsement proposals "had flooded in before noon" yesterday, as well as "invitations to attend award ceremonies and appear on magazine covers." But the national spotlight "doesn't mean Flacco is guaranteed a lifetime of endorsement checks." He has made some recent "ill-advised public comments," and some say that he "needs to shake the perception that he is dull as he competes for endorsements with many charismatic NFL quarterbacks." ...

  • Power Struggle

    Did December upgrades to Superdome's electrical system play role in power outage?

  • Down By The Bay

    S.F. comes in at 28th for local TV rating during Super Bowl.

  • Full Court Press

    Columnist says NBPA needs "fresh start" at the top; Derek Fisher "not the answer."

  • Rolling The Dice

    Mets owners propose building casino next to Citi Field.

  • Come Fly With Me

    Emirates inks a five-year branding partnership with Formula One, adding to the airline's robust sports marketing portfolio.

  • Trading Paint

    Jeff Gordon's iconic No. 24 Sprint Cup car will see a sponsorship facelift after DuPont's rebranding to Axalta Coating Systems.

  • Fresh Face

    Angels' Mike Trout finds "perfect fit" with Subway deal.

  • American Idols

    Chrysler continues to garner praise for a pair of two-minute Super Bowl ads that strike critics as "thoroughly un-Super Bowl."

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