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TV Timeout: Legacy Planning
August 20, 2013 02:36 PM
SI’s Elizabeth Newman on the legacy of MLB Commissioner Bud Selig: “Go out on the street and mention his name to anyone, they're not going to think about all the good that he did for baseball, about how he increased the revenue by 400 percent, about interleague play, about the Wild Card. First and foremost they're going to say performance enhancing drugs, steroids, he turned a blind eye and now he’s trying to get back into everyone’s good graces” ("SI Now," SI.com, 8/16).
CULTURE CLUB: FS1’s "Fox Sports Live" co-host Jay Onrait opened yesterday’s show by saying, "We're Jay and Dan and we're full of probiotics thanks to our new friend, Erin Andrews." Andrews is an endorser for TruBiotics yogurt (THE DAILY).
BACK AND FORTH: ESPN’s Colin Cowherd said that the Raiders’ stadium situation is “such a mess in Northern California that it appears the Raiders move to Los Angeles is inevitable.” Cowherd added, “We’ve been hearing for years that L.A. is going to get another NFL team, they're going to. The NFL is a franchise business. … You don’t own a franchise business and have business in Jacksonville and Buffalo and not Los Angeles” (“The Herd,” ESPN Radio, 8/19).
THIS KISS: The AFL last week partnered with rock band Kiss and former AFL team owner Brett Bouchy to bring an expansion team to Southern California for the '14 season, with Kiss bassist Gene Simmons appearing on CNBC to discuss the partnership. Simmons said, "The most important thing to note for Los Angeles and the surrounding area is Los Angeles didn't have a football team. How insane was that?" ("Squawk on the Street," CNBC, 8/20).