Quote of the Day

align="center">“I liked hearing him say that he couldn’t breathe his first time out there. That’s how I feel tonight.”

— New ESPN “MNF” announcer Tony Kornheiser, echoing Raiders S Michael Huff’s comments about his first NFL game (“MNF,” ESPN, 8/14).

Tuesday August 15, 2006 Vol. 12 — No. 222 Print This Issue

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  • New "MNF" Team Of Kornheiser (l), Tirico (c)
    And Theismann Gets Mixed Reviews In Debut
    The ESPN debut of “MNF” is playing to mixed reviews today, which mainly focus on Tony Kornheiser’s new role. One critic calls Kornheiser “snarky, but not irritating,” while another writes it “sounded like he’d done enough prep work to reasonably comment” on the Raiders-Vikings preseason game. But Paul Farhi, Kornheiser’s colleague at the Washington Post, writes his performance “was enough to make one yearn for Dennis Miller,” and another pundit adds the broadcast “left us wondering why ESPN didn’t just stick” with its old Sunday night team.

  • Screen Capture
    NFL returns scaled-back version of sponsored vignettes to broadcasts.

    Credit Score
    Randy Lerner’s plans for Premier League club include full takeover.

    Breaking Away
    Phonak shuts down Floyd Landis’ former cycling team due to lack of buyer.

    Pet Project
    Study of San Diego’s finances uncovers question about Petco Park bonds.

    Asia Major
    Shaq’s Li-Ning deal will span China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

    Bank Shot
    FSN Ohio reportedly paying Cavaliers $25M in new TV deal.

    Sugar ‘Canes
    Season-ticket sales for Stanley Cup champion up 60%.

    Weight Watchers
    SportsBusiness Journal names Arn Tellem most influential sports agent.

    Congo Line
    Dikembe Mutombo rallies support around his $29M hospital in Africa.

    Sunshine Go Away Today
    Jillian Barberie out as weather correspondent on Fox’ NFL pregame show.

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