Quote of the Day

"The Final Four doesn't have one. The Masters doesn't. The Super Bowl. That's the kind of event we have."
-- BCS Exec Dir Bill Hancock, on not having a title sponsor for college football’s new championship. (ESPN.com, 3/12)
Wednesday March 13, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 129 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Spin Doctor

    Pepsi has unveiled a “video it shot at Troutman Motors and Philip Morris” in Concord, N.C. in February that promotes Pepsi Max and “features NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon in disguise taking a test drive of a new Camaro,” according to Mark Plemmons of the HICKORY RECORD. The video was “produced by Gifted You, a division of Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die company,” and about “75 people were employed during the shooting of the video” ( HICKORY RECORD, 3/13 ). The video will be “used in a Pepsi commercial” ( CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.com, 3/12 ). AD AGE's Michael Learmonth noted Pepsi Max previously set Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving "loose on a public basketball court disguised as an old ...

  • Reeling & Dealing

    The Dolphins' free agency moves mark a big commitment of funds in what the team hopes will be a "drastic change in direction."

  • Rough Diamond

    World Baseball Classic participants are on board, but will U.S. fans ever embrace the event aimed at growing the sport globally?

  • Speak No Evil

    NFL Net apologizes for on-air expletives during Patriots segment.

  • Keep An Open Mind

    IndyCar's season begins soon, but is a long offseason putting the series out of sight and out of mind among racing fans?

  • Ahead In The Count

    Mariners report $5.86M profit for '12 but continue to drop payroll.

  • No Muss, No Fuss

    New college football championship game will go without title sponsor.

  • Strip Search

    Pac-12 hoops tourney reaping benefits of move to Las Vegas.

  • Settling The Bill

    Sources: NHL, union agree to raise escrow rate to 20%.

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