Ratings increase on billion-dollar NCAA TV contract has stars of College Football Championship hopeful to earn millions of high-fives
From networks to sponsors to the NCAA, everyone has been cashing in on the success of the new playoff structure, including the players themselves.
“Looking back on it, we see now how a coin flip wouldn’t be fair to either team," said Stern. "After debating a wide range of solutions, the league has decided that, in the event of the Bulls and Spurs sharing the same regular season record, home court advantage throughout this year’s playoffs will be determined by the winner of a muay thai cage match between Brian Scalabrine and Matt Bonner."
While elite quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady dominate the postseason headlines, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is baffled that his lifetime playoff exploits have been ignored. After a rout of the Seahawks Sunday, the surly QB hasn't lost a playoff game since prior to his Indiana high school Class 3A championship in 2000.
While Jonathan Toews' Wolverine-style sideburns grabbed the attention last season and Patrick Kane's mullet has turned plenty of heads this year, there is a new development in the playoff hair arena as coach Joel Quenneville's usually meticulously trimmed mustache is sporting some new tresses.