February 5, 2013 |
There has been no outcry against CBS from viewers angry with the network's unintentional airing of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco swearing while celebrating the team's Super Bowl win, according to a senior executive at the network. "We've gotten a handful of complaints [but] there are more people asking questions about the blackout," said Martin Franks, executive vice president of planning, policy and government affairs for CBS. In an interview, Franks said the only way the network could have avoided picking up Flacco's swearing would have been to put the entire game on a tape delay.
February 4, 2013 |
Joe Flacco's life changed forever Sunday night. He's now a Super Bowl champion -- and a Super Bowl MVP on top of that -- after leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Not only has he silenced his seemingly ever-present critics, he almost certainly will become one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL after a performance that included three first-half touchdowns. But there's more, something that has nothing to do with football. At his private post-game party for family and friends, Flacco and his wife, Dana, announced that they are expecting their second child -- news they had kept to themselves until that point.
February 5, 2013 |
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco just led the Ravens through the playoffs and to a Super Bowl victory, throwing for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions along the way. The Super Bowl MVP is set to be a free agent this off-season, and many are speculating that he might receive a salary in the $18-20 million range. Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether Flacco deserves to be paid like an elite NFL quarterback and whether he ultimately will start receiving such paychecks.
January 31, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS -- Joe Flacco will play his last game under his rookie contract against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII, but owner Steve Bisciotti made it clear that he intends to keep the quarterback in a Ravens uniform for a long time. Bisciotti said Thursday that the two sides were “real close” to a deal when the talks were tabled just before the start of this season, and he's “very comfortable” that an agreement on a long-term contract extension for Flacco will be reached in the coming months.
March 5, 2013 |
In the days before Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed his $120-million six-year NFL contract , speculation mounted about how he might celebrate (go back to Vegas? Disneyland? family pizza party?). And the first thing he does after filing the biggest contract in NFL history? He headed to McDonald's in Aberdeen, Md., on the way to his house in New Jersey and ordered a 10-piece Chicken McNugget meal with fries and unsweetened tea for $6.99, according to the McDonald's employee at the drive-through window who snapped his picture.
April 8, 2013 |
John Unitas Jr. is not happy with his half-brother's choice of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to play their father, Baltimore Colts legend Johnny Unitas, in the football scenes of the upcoming biopic "Unitas We Stand. " In an interview with USA Today, John Unitas Jr. called Flacco "a goofball" and said a better choice to play his late father would be a modern-day legend who played many years for the Indianapolis Colts. "If you want a quarterback, go with Peyton Manning," said John Unitas Jr., one of five children from Johnny Unitas' first marriage.