| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank has aggressively marketed his company from the beginning, unabashedly challenging established titans like Nike, Adidas and Reebok. A man who often speaks in sports-centric slogans, it can appear at times that he...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose.
The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Months after Lil Wayne created a firestorm for lyrics that name-dropped slain civil rights figure Emmett Till along with a vulgar sexual reference, the rapper has formally apologized to Till’s family.
In a letter sent to the Till family, which...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne.
PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Movie directors can come across as all sorts of personalities — arrogant, collegial, mercurial, dictatorial. Filmmaker Henry-Alex Rubin arrived on the set of "Disconnect", his first narrative feature, striking an unusual pose: clueless.
"I have no...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Was it the public outcry that got to him, or Reebok's decision to drop him as a pitchman? In either case, rapper-mogul Rick Ross has issued an apology for lyrics contained in his guest appearance with rapper Rocko on the track "U.O.E.N.O" that seemed to...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Inside Lacrosse magazine has announced plans for the second annual Powerball Lacrosse Tournament for men’s and women’s adult club players, with major changes that will benefit a charity and open up competition for college players.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:04 AM
NFL players of size -- including some Ravens -- are saying that the new Nike jerseys are less than flattering to their figures.
In a word -- they make them feel fat.
A funny Wall Street Journal story says unlike the old Reebok jerseys, the new ones made...
| Oct 5, 2012
Jersey War on the Gridiron!
Forget about the Defensive Line, it's more like the Defensive Whine! Instead of worrying about the next play, some NFL players are wondering "Does this uniform make me look fat?!" The larger than life players are too large for...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody became national talk radio fodder Friday after he and a pair of teammates were quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Does this New Uniform Make Me Look Fat?”
In the article, Cody said he didn'...
| Jan 13, 2012
In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers' prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and carrying a large bag. He was accompanied...