TV Timeout: Ticket Punching

Speculation of the NFL selling the rights to its Sunday Ticket to Google continues to be a hot topic. optionMONSTER co-Founder and CNBC contributor Pete Najarian said, “I don't think you can dismiss how popular this would be with advertisers, the ability to target more directly through the Internet these folks that are watching the game … and it does open up the line for betting even more so online" ("Fast Money Halftime Report," CNBC, 8/21).

QUASI EVIL? ESPN's Max Kellerman, on Lakers G Kobe Bryant selling his mansion, which includes a theater room and shark tank for $8.6M: "Who is he, Dr. Evil?" ("SportsNation," ESPN2, 8/21).

NO, THANK YOU: When asked what it would take for him to leave the golf course and return to the retail business, former Reebok Int'l Chair & CEO and current Liberty National co-Owner Paul Fireman said, "Much greater incentive than anything you could offer me. I like where I am. I have no ambition to run anything except the private equity company I work with and I love coaching young people and new businesses and businesses that need help. I do not want to be at the head anymore" (“Squawk on the Street," CNBC, 8/21).

GOLDEN STATE: ESPN's Kellerman said of the Lakers wearing jerseys with sleeves: "I love the colors actually. Green. That's all it's about. It's not to show off or not show off their guns, their pipes. It's because the Lakers can now market these short-sleeve jerseys to make more money." Co-Host Marcellus Wiley added, "But as old as the Lakers are, shouldn't they wear long-sleeves or sweaters or something like that, whatever old people like to wear" ("SportsNation," ESPN2, 8/21).

BASEBRAWL: UFC President Dana White said of UFC events, "People always ask me, the people who have never been to a UFC fight, they're like, 'Can I bring my kids? Can I bring my wife? Can I bring my girlfriend?' I'm like, 'Are you serious?' Nothing happens at a UFC fight, everybody's cool. Go to a Yankees-Red Sox game! You want to see crazy, go to a Yankees-Red Sox game" ("Fox Sports Live," FS1, 8/21).

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