Quote of the Day

"I’d like to think that they have to talk to me. I think that they would answer my phone calls, simply because, y’know, how could you not answer your ombudsman’s phone calls? That’s like a guilty plea."
-- Incoming ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte, on whether he thought ESPN staffers would talk to him on the record for articles. (NEWREPUBLIC.com, 4/23)
Wednesday April 24, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 159 Print This Issue

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  • Forever In Blue Jeans

    Wranger continues its foray into sports with the signing of Brees

    VF Corp.'s Wrangler brand yesterday announced that it has signed Saints QB Drew Brees as its latest celebrity endorser, and the former NFL MVP will be featured in upcoming marketing campaigns scheduled to launch in August. He will appear in national advertising, promos and in-store signage for the Wrangler Five Star Premium Denim line. Shooting for television ads will begin next month. He joins NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and former NFLer Brett Favre as endorsers of the brand. VF Jeanswear VP/Marketing Communications Craig Errington said the three athletes will be featured in the same campaign, but there are no plans to have all of them star together in the same commercial. He said, “That would certainly be an interesting an ...

  • Beach Party

    Dolphins, South Florida submit extravagant Super Bowl bid.

  • Stars Over Texas

    Newly branded College Football Playoff will debut in Arlington.

  • Setting The Table

    Lipsyte says his focus at ESPN will be on conflict of interest.

  • Landing Spot

    The Jaguars' new uniforms include a new logo, the NFL's first two-toned helmet.

  • Ball Reversal

    NBA television viewership down from record-setting '11-12 season, but remains strong.

  • High & Dry

    Wimbledon to have tennis' largest total purse money; plans call for second roof.

  • Here We Go Again

    Mike Dunlap becomes the latest coach fired by the Bobcats, leading to increased criticism of Jordan.

  • A Run For Your Money

    Increased security costs could mark end of Pitt Marathon.

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