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TV Timeout: Knight Vision
October 14, 2013 03:24 PM
CBSSN’s Tony Luftman, on Oregon cheerleaders wearing custom Oregon contact lenses: “I think it’s awesome and Oregon is always at the cutting edge. Maybe it’s Phil Knight and the Nike partnership and they’ve got 73 million uniform combinations, but I don’t know of another cheerleading group that has contact lenses that accentuate their school colors” (“Lead Off,” CBSSN, 10/11).
JHONNY ON THE SPOT: N.Y. Daily News columnist Mike Lupica: “Isn’t (Tigers SS) Jhonny Peralta, a Biogenesis All-Star, a guy getting big hits in October, that’s just the damn feel-good story of the year” (“The Sports Reporters,” ESPN, 10/13).
ON TRACK: CBSSN’s Doug Gottlieb, on the proposed Tennessee-Virginia Tech football game at Bristol Motor Speedway: “I think it’s a cool idea but I think it’s a cool idea if you don’t have a great on-campus stadium. If you play in a dump and the other team plays in a dump, you're like, ‘You know what? We both play in a dump. Let’s go play in a cool place and fill it up.’ Lane Stadium, Neyland Stadium, are two incredible atmospheres” (“Lead Off,” CBSSN, 10/11).
PRE-SALE: CBSSN’s Amy Trask said of “trying to fill a stadium and sell merchandise with a team like the Jaguars, there is an adage in sports, ‘That you want to sell as much as you can before that first snap of the regular season’” (“That Other Pregame Show,” CBSSN, 10/13).
FANS WANTED: CBSSN’s Brandon Tierney, on empty seats at Bills games: “People are going to Detroit, where at one point the unemployment rate was 20%. Buffalo is not doing as poorly as Detroit and they pack Ford Field every week” (“That Other Pregame Show,” CBSSN, 10/13).