“If there’s one guy I believe can handle it, Roger has always been committed to trying to really toughen up the whole sports landscape and I think he makes decisions that transcend the NFL” – CBS’ Jim Nantz, on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the issues he faces (“CBS This Morning,” CBS, 12/11).
"Every time a new professional soccer club opens in America, I have to rejoice and I have to be happy. Clearly there's enough space in New York for two or three teams" – MLS Red Bulls GM Jerome de Bontin, who earlier this year expressed doubts that N.Y. could sustain two top-tier soccer clubs (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 12/11).
“In a move that may show what the endorsement deals of the future will look like, Beyonce will also create content, like videos or perhaps live events for Pepsi, becoming more of an in-house artist for the No. 2 soft drink in the world” – NBC’s Natalie Morales, on singer Beyonce signing a $50M endorsement deal with Pepsi (“Today,” NBC, 12/11).