Quote of the Day
“It's really on his timetable,
not on my timetable.”
-- Bobcats Owner Bob Johnson, on the possibility of selling the team to Bobcats Managing Member of Basketball Operations Michael Jordan (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/16).
Madden Retires After
30 Years In The Booth
NBC's John Madden today announced his retirement from broadcasting after 30 years in the booth, depriving the sports world of one of its most distinctive and legendary voices. Madden in a statement said simply it is time for the move, and NBC's Dick Ebersol stated there was "nothing more, nothing less" to the decision. Madden worked for all four broadcast networks during his distinguished announcing career, earning 16 Emmy Awards along the way, including another nomination this year. He is best known for his lively announcing style and concise analysis, and he goes out after calling the thrilling Super Bowl XLIII in February. The tributes already are pouring in, as NEWSDAY's Bob Glauber simply calls Madden "the best there ever was." Cris Collinsworth will replace Madden in the "SNF" booth next season.
No Stray Cats
Bob Johnson reiterates Bobcats will not leave Charlotte, discusses Jordan takeover.
Spreading The Floor
NBA signs multi-year pact with DirecTV that widens distribution of NBA TV.
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
NJSEA in talks to take over Prudential Center, presumably ending New Jersey arena war.
Joining The Rush
Gillett's motion to sell Habs reportedly enters stage two, and big-name bidders may team up.
As some nets struggle for profit with online streaming, CBS scores big with MMOD.
Down In The Meadow
Jets fans angered by NFL scheduling two home games in conflict with Jewish holidays.