Found January 29, 2013 on
Down and Distance:
Joe Flacco got himself a very sweet endorsement deal. (Photo courtesy of Haribo)
It’s only fitting that the spotlight is shining a bit brighter on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Leading your team to the Super Bowl will have that effect. It also means Flacco can help his wallet by signing some shiny new endorsement deals.
Flacco’s list of endorsement deals now includes Nike, Marine Midland Bank…and Haribo Gold Bears. ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell reports that Flacco signed an endorsement deal with the German-based company who has been in the gummy bear business since 1922.
“He didn’t do a deal with a clothing company or a law firm,” said his agent, Joe Linta. “He did it for a company that makes gummy bears. But that’s Joe. He likes the product.”
The American headquarters of Haribo is located in Baltimore and has been since 1982, so it’s fitting that they picked a Baltimore icon to endorse their gummy bears. The fact that Flacco loves the Haribo gummy bears was a contributing factor in their decision as well. Rovell says that Flacco’s favorite flavor is pineapple.
Haribo is a great endorsement for Flacco to have on his record. Haribo is the world’s eighth-largest candy company, with reported annual revenues around $3 billion. And as fate would have it, Haribo loves Flacco just as much as the quarterback loves the gummy bears.
“It means more to us that Joe is not the kind of guy that lends his face to a lot of brands,” [Haribo president Christian] Jegen said. “You know that in order [for him] to associate with a product, he really has to like it.”
Follow us on Twitter - @DownandDistance
Down and Distance Columnist Joe Ray - @jpray_SK
The post Joe Flacco signs endorsement deal with Haribo Gold Bears appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Ravens QB Joe Flacco is glad he's in the Super Bowl this year and not the next when the game will be played in New Jersey. Flacco misspoke when saying at his news conference that a cold-weather Super Bowl was 'retarded'.
Who is ready for more Super Bowl 47 odds? Earlier we talked Super Bowl MVP odds. Now I want to concentrate on Joe Flacco specific prop bets. There are a ton of different bets that have to do with touchdowns, of course. Here are some of my favorites.
First, I want to talk about Joe Flacco.
Total TD Passes – Joe Flacco (BAL)
1 Touchdown (+175)
2 Touchdowns (+250)
3 Touchdowns (+450...
Joe Flacco might soon cash in on his Super Bowl run. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback hopes to negotiate a new contract that will pay him $20 million per season, according to multiple media reports. Such a deal would put him in the financial ballpark with two one-time Super Bowl winners: Peyton Manning, who has a five-year, $96 million deal; and Drew Brees, who has a five-year...
This post season Joe Flacco has been making great decisions on the field, but his comments off the field about next year’s Super Bowl might come back to bite him.
When asked, the Ravens’ quarterback proceeded to rip the idea of a cold-weather game as reported be the NY Post.
“I think it’s retarded,” Flacco said at yesterday’s press conference before catching himself...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, contract talks between the Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco’s reps will ramp up after the Super Bowl.
Flacco’s reps have told Rapoport that they believe he’s playing better than Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning who’s currently earning $8 million per season. He expects Flacco’s agents to shoot higher than Manning’s...
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized for his word selection in criticizing the NFL's decision to hold next year's Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium at a cold-weather site.
On Monday, Flacco was asked about the game being played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
''I think it's retarded. I probably shouldn't say that. I think it's stupid,...
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis suffered a torn triceps injury on Oct. 14, by December he was back on the field practicing. Sports Illustrated has published an in-depth report of Lewis's connection with a company called Sports with
We mentioned over this past weekend that ESPN’s John Clayton believes Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may get $20 million per season with his next contract.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen agrees with Clayton that Flacco getting $20 million per season ” is not unreachable.”
I think if the Ravens win Sunday’s Super Bowl, Flacco deserves to get paid $20 million per season...
One of the Super Bowl quarterbacks has had a ton of success, but has garnered little respect. The other has become an overnight sensation. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has one of the strongest arms in the league. They are still considered a running team, mainly because Ray Rice is just that dynamic. Baltimore finished the regular season ranked 11th in rushing offense...
Rapid Eye Media writers and staff give you their predictions on Super Bowl xlvi between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens dominate the women picks while most of the guys are picking the Niners. Will Joe Flacco be the worst quarterback to win a Super Bowl since fellow Raven Trent Dilfer? [...]