In Baltimore, Jill Rosen noted the NFL has "introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr" that allows people to plug into their computer and "revel in 45 minutes" of photos, interviews and stats of some NFL legends. The NFL has Keeprs for Johnny Unitas, Mike Ditka, Sonny Jurgensen, Howie Long, Joe Montana, Walter Payton, Deion Sanders, Phil Simms, Roger Staubach and Franco Harris. They cost $59.95 each, and some proceeds "will benefit the NFL Player Care Foundation and other non-profits that help retired NFL players through medical and financial hardships" (BALTIMORESUN.com, 12/24).
TWITTER WARS: AWFUL ANNOUNCING's Matt Yoder reported ESPN's Michael Smith and NFL Network's Dave Dameshek "became involved in a holiday slugfest over Dameshek's insinuation that 'Numbers Never Lie' stole the animations bits of the 'N if L.'" Yoder wrote it was "one of the better waged Twitter fights we've seen" (AWFULANNOUNCING.com, 12/24).
NEW ADDITION: In Charlotte, Mark Washburn notes CBS Radio's WBCN-AM next Wednesday will "drop its talk-show format and carry the lineup of the new CBS Sports Radio." It will "be a sister station" to WFNZ-AM. Operations Manager D.J. Stout said that the new station "will complement rather than compete with WFNZ" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 12/28).
PUT ON HOLD: CABLEFAX DAILY reported Common Sense Media "called for a moratorium on violent video game ads during professional and college sports broadcasts." ESPN said that it has "worked with advertisers" since last Friday to "respond appropriately." Fox Sports "declined to comment, and other nets didn't respond by deadline" (CABLEFAX DAILY, 12/26).