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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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03/05/96
FOOTBALL STUDIO HOT STOVE: KING HAS MONDAY NIGHTS FREE

NBC''s Cris Collinsworth will move from the booth into the "NFL on NBC" studio seat held by Joe Montana next year, according to Rudy Martzke. Sam Wyche is likely to replace Collinsworth as Marv Albert

Tags: ABC, HBO, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/05/96
GLUED TO THE TUBE: WEEKEND SPORTS RATINGS

ABC''s telecast of the Miami Grand Prix on Sunday drew a 2.7 rating and a 7 share in Nielsen overnights. The highest rated of the 33 cross-markets was Milwaukee with a 5.1/13. CBS''s Saturday telecast

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBC, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Phoenix Suns, Southwest Sports Group, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/05/96
MEDIA NOTES

Cal Ripken will host Fox''s premiere of the movie "Rookie of the Year" tomorrow, during which Fox will premier their first "Baseball on Fox" promos. Ripken is currently filming another promo to run as

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, LPGA, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom

03/05/96
PACKER'S "EXPLANATION" FUELS ANOTHER DAY OF "MONKEY" STORY

CBS college basketball analyst Billy Packer said last night he did not apologize for what he said about Georgetown guard Allen Iverson during Saturday''s game because, as Packer put it, "what I said h

Tags: CBS, ESPN, HBO, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, WUSA

03/05/96
TENNIS MAGAZINE INKS DEAL WITH GRAND SLAM MARKETING

TENNIS magazine will join Grand Slam Sports Marketing to form Tennis Events. The new alliance allows Tennis advertisers to tie-in with Grand Slam Sports Marketing, including customized events featurin

Tags: Media

03/04/96
COMPUSERVE TO OFFER "SI FOR KIDS" ON NEW ONLINE SERVICE

CompuServe has signed a deal with SI For Kids to place the magazine''s content on its service, "winning a major media brand" from Prodigy. According to the WALL STREET JOURNAL, CompuServe''s new consu

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media

03/04/96
MEDIA NOTES

CBS reportedly asked Masters officials if analyst Gary McCord could return this spring after being "barred" last year. Masters officials denied the request (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/3)....NBC Sports is looking

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, R J Reynolds, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/04/96
ANOTHER CBS ANALYST IN THE NEWS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL REMARK

CBS Sports said they will not take any disciplinary action against college basketball analyst Billy Packer after he described Georgetown guard Allen Iverson as a "tough monkey" during their nationally

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom

03/01/96
RADIO WAVES: RAIDERS TO CHANGE STATIONS; TUCSON'S ALL-SPORT

The Vikings'' change in radio partners from KFAN to WCCO is examined by Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. KFAN GM Dan Seeman said the team has not given him a reason for the switch. Seema

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Media

03/01/96
CBS SEES ULTERIOR MOTIVE BEHIND NBC EXPOSE ON BEN

"Dateline NBC" is doing background for a story on the Ben Wright controversy, and "some folks inside CBS are seeing a none- too hidden agenda," according to J. Max Robins of VARIETY. One CBS insider s

Tags: CBS, NBC, Media, Viacom

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