Tuesday, January 14, 2003

IMAGE PROBLEM: The National Football League prohibits the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority from purchasing ads during the Super Bowl. Seems the league doesn't want to promote gambling. Mayor Oscar Goodman's reaction was priceless. Citing a several recent incidents involving current and former pro football players convicted of committing violent crimes, Goodman said:

"As far as I'm concerned, (Commissioner Paul) Tagliabue has the most deviant athletes in professional sports."

Goodman also noted that NFL has no qualms about selling time to beer companies that produce ads featuring women who are much more scantily clad than any in LV's ads. The city's ad campaign, produced by the same crew that has done the "This is SportsCenter" series for ESPN, debuts today. Can't wait to see 'em.

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