SBD/Issue 88/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

LONG DRIVE: Fox Sports NFL analyst HOWIE LONG said that he is "seriously considering" investing in a NASCAR team. Long: "I need to feed my competitive drive and I love all the people I've met in NASCAR. Plus, if I get my own team, it would give me another opportunity to whip (TERRY) BRADSHAW." In Dallas, Terry Blount notes that Bradshaw co-owns the BGN team of driver KERRY EARNHARDT (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/23). Meanwhile, Long hosted last night a special program called “STORIES FROM THE HALL OF FAME: PRO FOOTBALL” on the History Channel (1/22).

NAMES: Pirates Managing General Partner KEVIN MCCLATCHY recently closed on a $520,000 home on 31.75 acres in Ligonier Township, PA (TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 1/23)

Andy Roddick
....SI's "Scorecard" notes that ANDY RODDICK will appear in May on an episode of the WB's “SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH.” In the episode, Roddick gives Sabrina tennis lessons. "Sabrina" star MELISSA JOAN HART, when asked to compare her tennis and Roddick's acting, said, "They're about the same. Equally awful" (SI, 1/28 issue). ...NEWSWEEK notes a survey showing 33% of those asked think MICHAEL JORDAN is "the sports figure who could lead the country." Yankees manager JOE TORRE was second, with 9% (NEWSWEEK, 1/28).

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