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TV Timeout: Google It
August 21, 2013 03:25 PM
CNBC's James Cramer discussed the report that Google is looking to acquire the rights to the NFL's Sunday ticket. He said, "I'd get rid of DirecTV tomorrow." Cramer: “This is remarkable if they'd be willing to do this because it would undercut everybody" ("Squawk on the Street," CNBC, 8/21).
ON THE RECORD: ESPN’s Jayson Stark, on Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig’s relationship with media members: “He doesn’t understand what we do. He comes from a totally different world and a totally different place.” Stark added of the Dodgers reporters’ relationship with Puig, “I do know that the people that cover that team are worn out by it already” (“Baseball Tonight,” ESPN Radio, 8/20).
THIS IS SPARTAN: Spartan Race Founder & CEO Joe DeSena, whose company has entered into partnerships with NBC and Reebok, said the brands "recognize that traditional sports are fun to watch.” DeSena: “But people are not doing that on the weekends to stay in shape. People are actually going out and doing races like this and so NBC and Reebok want to be part of it" ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 8/21).
FANTASY WORLD: Model Brooklyn Decker said of her husband, FS1 host and former tennis player Andy Roddick’s love of fantasy sports, "He's using this new job as an excuse to do all sorts of fun things” ("Real Sports," HBO, 8/20).