|Joe Flacco tells David Letterman ‘the time has come’ for Ravens to pay him his worth||02.05.13 at 9:15 am ET|
Joe Flacco appeared on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday night, a day after the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII. Flacco, who earned Super Bowl MVP honors, talked with Letterman about his upcoming free agency.
Letterman asked Flacco if he had talked with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti about a new contract.
“Well, you know, actually, I only talked to him a little bit before this game, but before the New England game, you know, he just came came up to me and said, ‘Listen, this is our time, and go get ‘em. We have all the faith in you, and this is going to be your team for a long time,’ ” Flacco said.
Flacco has led the Ravens to the postseason in all five of his NFL seasons. This was by far his best postseason, setting career highs in completions (73), passing yards (1,140), touchdown passes (11), and quarterback rating (117.2). He threw 11 touchdown passes with no interceptions.
Flacco said he turned down an extension offer from the team last July.
“Well … when I wasn’t signing what they wanted me to sign, [Bisciotti] said, ‘Listen, when the time comes, I mean, you come and beat on my desk,’ and I said, ‘All right, I’ll take you up on that,’ and I think the time has come.”
|Monday’s Morning Mashup: Mets embarrassed by own station||04.04.11 at 7:43 am ET|
WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY MONDAY:
NHL: Bruins at Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (Versus)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ The Mets continue to suffer embarrassments, and the season has only just begun. Toward the end of Friday night’s season-opening loss to the Marlins, Mets cable station SNY broadcast a clip from the adult cartoon show “Family Guy” in which a character says, “It’s Opening Day, and here’s the first pitch … and the season’s over.” The clip was cut off before the “season’s over” comment, but it still generated some interest.
Said Mets PR boss Jay Horwitz: “It gets to the point where you’re almost immune to it all. I’m sure that what happened was accidental, not malicious, and I’m sure the person who did it felt terrible.”
This came on the heels of comedian Chris Rock tearing into the Mets as during an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
♦ The Giants fan who was assaulted by two Dodgers fans after Thursday’s season-opener in Los Angeles was placed into a medically induced coma. At FoxSports.com, Jon Paul Morosi looks at the problem of fan violence.
♦ Penguins star Sidney Crosby continues to work his way back into shape in hopes of returning from postconcussion syndrome. In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ron Cook writes that Crosby must return as soon as he’s cleared by doctors and is ready, and he explains why reasons for holding him out longer don’t make sense.
♦ With electronic tickets becoming more commonplace, Darren Rovell at CNBC.com writes about the trend by organizations to personalize the tickets so the purchaser cannot resell them.
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