And it wasn’t long before those crews knew they had a problem.On March 23, a British Tornado fighter jet with two men aboard took off from Kuwait. It was the third day of the war, and there was no Iraqi opposition flying.Their flight should have gone off without a hitch, according to retired Air Vice Marshall Tony Mason, who is advising a British Parliamentary inquiry into what happened next: “They had fulfilled their mission and they were returning without weapons back to base.”Mason says the aircraft was in friendly airspace when it was destroyed by a Patriot missile.The explosion lit up the sky over Kuwait and killed the two airmen aboard the Tornado. The next morning, soldiers recovered their bodies, and what was left of their plane.
If you’ve watched the show, you’ll know that Abdul has a tendency to ignore common rules of grammar, punctuation and syntax when she delivers critical comments. Here, some of her choice rambles have been transformed into abstract poetry. It’s worth checking out if you have a couple minutes to spare.
So let say this number is a representative sample. It works out to 1 evader per minute. Since this is in the busiest part of the day, let assume this goes on for 12 hours/day. “I could see him keeping the lead among baseball players for maybe five years.”Related: Jeter launches his own line of booksNike (NKE) is likely to keep some kind of business relationship with Jeter even if it’s not using him in ads very much going forward said Delzell.Baseball, with an older fan base, less popularity than football and less global appeal than basketball or golf, does not produce many big endorsement deals for its players.Related: The Fortunate 50 The richest athletesMany of the best players in the game, such as the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, bring in well less than $1 million a year in endorsements. Jeter badly trails the $39 million that NBA star LeBron James receives annually, or the $33 million that Tiger Woods still gets despite his troubles both on and off the golf course in recent years.But Jeter’s popularity and his very clean image will continue to make him very attractive to advertisers.Related: LeBron will never be an endorsement star like JordanStill, he might lose some of his deals, like Pepsico’s (PEP) Gatorade.”Gatorade is about performance,” said Bob Dorfman, editor of the Sports Marketers Scouting Report. “If he’s not out performing you’re not going to see Gatorade using him.”Manning’s Millions: On and off the fieldBut he could pick up some new endorsement deals in retirement, according to David Carter, executive director of USC’s Sports Business Institute.”He’s one of the personal brands that will maintain over time.