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TV Timeout: The Bear Necessities
October 17, 2013 03:21 PM
The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay, on the Dodgers Rally Bear fan: “I can’t believe that in Los Angeles, a show-biz town, that no one in the Dodgers front office was like, ‘We won the game this guy did this at. Let’s bring him back for Game Five’” (“Crowd Goes Wild,” FS1, 10/16).
SNACK TIME: FS1’s Georgie Thompson, on Thunder F Kevin Durant’s new Nike peanut butter and jelly themed shoe: “Can you imagine the meeting where the executives all sat around and that was the best idea they came up with?” (“Crowd Goes Wild,” FS1, 10/16).
NO SURPRISE: ESPN's Marcellus Wiley said of a potential $180M shoe deal for Kansas F Andrew Wiggins once he turns pro: "It's all about a business decision making money. He's going to make millions regardless of the adidas deal, so guess what? He's already going to be motivated" ("SportsNation," ESPN2, 10/16).
THURSDAY NIGHT DISCORD: The Chicago Tribune's Steve Rosenbloom said of the NFL potentially adding a second Thursday night game: "NFL players are figuring out the kind of frauds they're working for” ("Deal With It!," CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 10/16).
LADIES FIRST: UFC President Dana White, on the current “The Ultimate Fighter” season: “If you look at the ratings when the women fight, the ratings are up here. This whole women’s fighting thing has worked out” (“Fox Sports Live,” FS1, 10/16).
GLOBE TROTTING: Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer said, “I know a lot of people are going to freak out because the PGA is going to Asia or the Open Championship is going to Asia, but it’s something that make sense and it is going to happen” (“Morning Drive,” Golf Channel, 10/17).