Quote of the Day
"As a player, it's hard enough to get through 16. That's our number one concern
-- the safety factor.”
-- Giants C and player rep Shaun O'Hara, on not wanting the NFL to expand to 18 regular-season games(NEWSDAY, 6/18).
Lakers' Title Win Brings Huge Ratings For ABC
A Game Seven between the two most storied franchises in the NBA was asking for a monster rating, and that’s just what the Lakers and Celtics deliver. ABC earns an 18.2 overnight rating, the highest mark for an NBA Finals game since ’98, when Michael Jordan pushed off of Bryon Russell and won his final championship with the Bulls. The series concludes an up-and-down postseason for the league, which got out to a fast start ratings-wise only to need an epic Finals to bring up the total numbers. The NBA now heads into an offseason that at least initially will be dominated by talk of where some of the greatest players in the game will call home next fall.
Georgia No Longer On Their Mind?
Atlanta Spirit reportedly trying to package Hawks and Philips Arena in a sale, while Thrashers are on the market independently.
2-2 For The Money
Dramatic comeback tie by U.S. keeps ESPN's top World Cup drawing card in good standing.
Kick Them Out
USSF sues The Sports Authority over the retailer's World Cup-themed TV commercial.
Sunny Side Up
Larry Scott bullish on Pac-10 TV prospects after adding Denver and Salt Lake markets.
Pardon Me, Mr. President
Pittsburgh columnist calls Pirates' Frank Coonelly a "big-time fibber" for not disclosing extensions given to GM and manager.
You Scratch My Back ...
Roger Goodell offers changes to offseason training in exchange for 18-game regular season.
It's Real, And It's Spectacular
Fanatic Mets supporter Jerry Seinfeld reuniting with Keith Hernandez to call game on SNY.