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TV Timeout: More Than Meets The Eye
October 9, 2013 02:38 PM
ESPN's Tony Kornheiser called the new Nike Pro Bowl uniforms "transformerific" because they "look like robot things to me." Kornheiser added, "Years from now, people are going to look back on these uniforms and on the Pro Bowl itself and they're going to say, 'What were you people thinking?' They're doing everything to keep the Pro Bowl afloat" ("PTI," ESPN, 10/8).
FOREIGN POLICY: CBSSN’s Doug Gottlieb, on the NFL playing three games in London next season: “I think it’s awful for the fans. I think it’s getting away from your core audience, especially those local fans that pay” (“Lead Off,” CBSSN, 10/8). ESPN's Michael Wilbon said the NFL does want a team there "except London doesn’t want them" ("PTI," ESPN, 10/8).
ASK NICELY: ESPN Radio’s Mike Golic, on the NFL being able to choose a team to participate on HBO’s "Hard Knocks": “I’m not a fan of forcing that on someone. I love the show and I’d love someone to step forward and say we’ll do it but I’m not a fan of forcing” (“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio, 10/9).
STATE OF BEING: ESPN's Max Kellerman said of Auburn AD Pat Dye’s assertion former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice should not be the college football playoff committee because she never played the sport: "I've never been a television but I work on TV" ("SportsNation," ESPN2, 10/8).