SBD/Issue 64/Hot Reads
Published December 14, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
MLB Network's Peter Gammons writes of his 21+ years with ESPN, "I didn't change the television journalistic world. [ESPN Exec VP & Exec Editor] John Walsh and ESPN changed it. I was to John Walsh and ESPN what Jerry Kramer was to Vince Lombardi and the Packers" (ESPN.com). Meanwhile, ESPN's baseball personalities write of their appreciation for Gammons as a colleague and mentor (ESPN.com).
WASHINGTON POST columnist George Will writes U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's (R-TX) bill regarding the BCS, "which should draw a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness to the idea of limited government, demonstrates how Congress' power to regulate interstate commerce has become an end run around that idea" (WASHINGTON POST).
On Tiger Woods:
- How did such a scrutinized athlete keep his affairs secret for so long?
- Next sex scandal in pop culture will make things easier for Woods.
- Controversy speaks volumes about the nature of modern celebrity.
- In only two weeks, the legend of Tiger Woods has been shattered.
- Tiger has joined the ranks of great athletes who fell from grace.