TV Timeout: The Importance Of Being Peyton

Indianapolis Star’s Bob Kravitz, on Broncos QB Peyton Manning’s impact on the city of Indianapolis: “We wouldn’t have Lucas Oil Stadium without Peyton Manning, we wouldn’t have had the Super Bowl which was such a rousing success here in Indianapolis and quite honestly, I don’t know that we would still have this franchise in Indianapolis” (“OTL,” ESPN2, 1/19).

GOING NUTS? ESPN’s Jemele Hill said of Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw‘s new contract, “If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result than it's official, the Dodgers are nuts” (“Sports Reporters,” ESPN2, 1/19).

BANNER YEAR: CBS Sports Net’s Jason  La Canfora, on who makes the final decision for the Browns’ head coaching hire: “Its (CEO) Joe Banner’s team, he was given the keys to that kingdom. Mind, body, spirit, soul, it’s yours” (“That Other Pregame Show,” CBSSN, 1/19).

GLOBAL INFLUENCE: ESPN’s Darren Cahill said of Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori, “He’s also one of the wealthiest young men in tennis. He has 11 key sponsorships, ranging from Uniqlo, the company that he is wearing with his clothes, to adidas shoes, to Wilson tennis rackets, to Delta Airlines. I think he’s No. 3 or 4 behind Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in money earned off the court in tennis” (“Australian Open,” ESPN2, 1/19).

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