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Published September 8, 2013
"Welcome aboard, Time magazine. So glad you decided to join our little bandwagon!" – N.Y. Times' Joe Nocera, on Time joining the call for NCAA athletes to be paid (N.Y. TIMES, 9/7).
"I’ve been increasingly bothered by using the word, and I don’t want to be a part of using a name that a cross-section of our society feels is insulting" – The MMQB's Peter King, on why he no longer will use the Redskins' name in print (SI.MMQB.com, 9/6).
"See what NFL players can do when they're not in handcuffs? They can do good work" – NBC's Jay Leno, on Broncos QB Peyton Manning's performance during the team's win on Thursday against the Ravens ("The Tonight Show," NBC, 9/6).
"I was always annoyed by every time we tried to pass something in the competition committee, all we could hear from the back was, 'Abstain, abstain'" – CBS' Bill Cowher, on giving good-natured ribbing in greeting new CBS NFL studio analyst and former Raiders Chief Exec and CBS analyst Amy Trask, who once was a member of the NFL Competition Committee (“That Other Pregame Show,” CBS Sports Network, 9/8).