Taking Entries For '17 Sports Business Awards Bucks' Edens Buying Into E-Sports NBC Wins Primetime With "TNF" Source: Fox Has Sold 90% Of Super Bowl Ad Space Justin Verlander Purchase $5.25 Beverly Hills Home Weekend Plans With NFL Giants VP Don Sperling Executive Transactions Names In The News Jets Critics Turn To Woody Johnson Going Off The Grid
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published October 28, 1996
TIGER WOODS was ABC's "Person of the Week" last week. ABC's Forrest Sawyer: "Once or twice in a generation along comes a young person who can do something so astounding everyone stops to pay attention. But it's never happened before in golf" ("World News Tonight," ABC, 10/25). Payne Stewart: "He's very good for my business. My business is golf" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 10/25)....NBC's MIKE DITKA, on the advice agent DREW ROSENHAUS gave Bucs RB ERRICT RHETT (who will wind up losing over $2M) to holdout for the first eight weeks of the regular season: "He's taken this kid down a blind alley. I think it really hurt this kid a lot ... it really hurt him with the National Football League" ("NFL on NBC," NBC, 10/27)...Spurs F CHARLES SMITH is an investor in the recently-released Spike Lee movie, "Get on the Bus" (San Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS, 10/27)....KEVIN COSTNER will star in "For the Love of the Game," a baseball movie about a washed up pitcher who hurls a perfect game (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/27).