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TV Timeout: After Midnight
October 7, 2013 02:20 PM
NOT IN GOOD COMPANY: N.Y. Daily News’ Mike Lupica said Alex Rodriguez is becoming the "Lance Armstrong of baseball, professional litigant just without the denials about drug use because the one thing you never see or hear from Rodriguez in all his filings and all his public pronouncements is this, ‘I never did it’” (“The Sports Reporters,” ESPN, 10/6). N.Y. Daily News' Bob Raissman said of the timing of A-Rod's lawsuit, filed in the midst of his ongoing arbitration hearings: "They take a hand grenade in the form of the suit and throw it in there to blow the whole thing up and change the direction of the publicity" ("Daily News Live," SNY, 10/4).
CONDOLEEZZA AND ME: ESPN’s Lee Corso said if he could place anyone on the selection committee for the College Football Playoff it would be Vince Dooley because "he’s got unquestioned integrity and knowledge.” Desmond Howard responded, “I would put coach Corso on that list” (“College GameDay,” ESPN, 10/6).
MILITARY APPRECIATION: CBS’ Spero Dedes, on Saturday's Air Force-Navy game: “Three days ago this cherished service academy rivalry game between Air Force and Navy was in serious doubt. Today, they will play in front of a record-setting crowd in Annapolis” (“Air Force-Navy,” CBS, 10/5).
ROOT OF THE ISSUE: ESPN’s Bob Ley, on the PBS documentary “League of Denial:” “The central question here, what did the NFL know and when did it know about concussion research and the long-term brain damage done by the violence common to football? There is a powerful body of evidence showing a long campaign of denial by the NFL, that there was simply no linkage between concussion and later health issues” (“Sunday NFL Countdown,” ESPN, 10/6).