In brief: Companies vie for Super ad
Small businesses that produce dog treats, toys, eggs and compost are vying for a chance to have a commercial during the Super Bowl.
The four companies are finalists in a competition held by software maker Intuit, which will pay millions of dollars to give the winner a 30-second spot in the game Feb. 2. They were selected by Intuit’s 8,000 employees.
The winner will be chosen in a vote open to anyone who visits the competition website smallbusinessbiggame .com through Dec. 1.
The finalists are Barley Labs, of Durham, N.C., which makes dog treats out of barley; GoldieBlox, based in Oakland, Calif., maker of construction toys aimed at girls; Locally Laid Egg Co., a Duluth, Minn., egg producer and POOP – Natural Dairy Compost, a Nampa, Idaho, fertilizer maker.
Hurt Locker awaits tests
Titans quarterback Jake Locker says he was sick of leaving games with injuries, so he stuck around one play for one more play after hurting his right foot against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Now Locker has to wait and see if his season is over.
“You hope and pray that it’s not and just hope for the best,” Locker said.
Locker was hit in the second quarter Sunday and wasn’t sure if he caught his foot or someone landed on him. But he limped back to the huddle and turned the ball over on the next play when he was so hobbled he couldn’t hand off cleanly.
Locker will have more tests today to determine the extent of his injured foot that had him on crutches and wearing a walking boot. The Titans (4-5) host Indianapolis (6-3) on Thursday night.
“I can’t imagine in four days he’d able to play as sore as he was,” Munchak said of Locker.
|Seattle 33, Atlanta 10|
|Detroit 21, Chicago 19|
|Philadelphia 27, Green Bay 13|
|Jacksonville 29, Tennessee 27|
|Baltimore 20, Cincinnati 17, OT|
|St. Louis 38, Indianapolis 8|
|N.Y. Giants 24, Oakland 20|
|Pittsburgh 23, Buffalo 10|
|Carolina 10, San Francisco 9|
|Denver 28, San Diego 20|
|Arizona 27, Houston 24|
|New Orleans 49, Dallas 17|
NFL report, page B5