Quote of the Day

"We’re even talking about shipping the gjallarhorn. I’m pretty sure it won’t quite fit in the overhead. But it’s all part of our effort to bring our brand over there."
-- Vikings VP/Sales & Marketing and CMO Steve LaCroix, on several team employees flying to London to promote the team’s Sept. 29 game against the Steelers. (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 3/21)
Thursday March 21, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 135 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Getting Back In The Game?

    Samsung is close to returning to the NFL as a league sponsor in a deal that would put the manufacturer's brand on NFL coaches' headsets in an agreement worth more than $60M a year. The deal would also pave the way for tablets to appear on NFL sidelines for the first time. Chargers Owner Dean Spanos, who chairs the league's business ventures committee, acknowledged that the NFL is in talks with Samsung, along with current league sponsor Bose and Microsoft. Another source suggested the sideline technology rights could be split among several brands, though that seems unlikely since the league’s TV rights deals restrict the number of brands visible on the sidelines. NFL owners at the league’s annual meeting in Arizona this week vote ...

  • Innovation Station

    The NCAA is trying to augment the in-game experience for fans at tourney games through enhanced technology.

  • Full Court Press

    Grantland to stream Bill Simmons commentary live via YouTube during March Madness.

  • Glued To The Tube

    ESPN records best college basketball audience yet.

  • He Bleeds Crimson

    Univ. of Alabama AD Mal Moore decides to step down after 14 years amid health concerns.

  • Island In The Sun

    Goodell says Pro Bowl will return to Hawaii; puts South Florida on hold as Super Bowl host.

  • Coming To A Head

    The NHLPA is scheduled to vote on mandatory visors for incoming players.

  • Like A Boss

    Islanders VP Mike Bossy excited for team's move to Brooklyn.

  • Class Of Their Own

    Meet the honorees in this year's SBJ "Forty Under 40" class.

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