NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published January 6, 1998
ABC's "Bad As I Wanna Be: The DENNIS RODMAN Story" has been given a February 1 airdate (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 12/31). ...Chiefs RB MARCUS ALLEN "has agreed to buy most" of Kansas City's Broadway Ford from Owner JERRY GREEN. The dealership will be renamed "Marcus Allen's Broadway Ford" (K.C. STAR, 1/3)....Akron Beacon Journal columnist TERRY PLUTO has written "When All The World Was Browns Town," published by Simon & Schuster (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 12/22)....HOWIE LONG was a guest on CBS' "Late Show" with DAVID LETTERMAN last night. Long, after Letterman suggested that all players should play both ways: "You obviously have never rushed Dan Marino down in Miami when it's 98 degrees." Letterman: "Don't be so quick to assume that! I may have!" Long: "Dave, you're a very talented man, obviously, but I just don't see you bringing the heat on third down" ("Late Show," 1/5)....The Sporting News' Senior VP/Editor JOHN RAWLINGS and ROBERT WUHL of "Arli$$" were guests on "Bloomberg Morning News" to discuss TSN's "100 Most Powerful" list. Rawlings, on how TSN compiles the list: "We're looking for people who get things done in the sports world. We do a lot of reporting, we talk to people who were on the list before, who want to be on the list. And the question is, 'Tell me who gets things done'" ("Bloomberg Morning News," PBS, 1/5).