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TV Timeout: Age Of Enlightenment
October 24, 2013 03:13 PM
ESPN's Dan Le Batard said of an NBA team signing free agent Jason Collins: "It would be good for an enlightened league as a symbol but … how do you force an owner to open up a roster spot for a player he may not want?" ("Highly Questionable," ESPN2, 10/23).
ALMOST EXTINCT: CBSSN’s Jim Rome, on the NCAA's sanctions against Miami: “The story is not about then, what Miami did, it’s about what the NCAA did to itself: Mismanaged itself into obscurity. Time to blow it up or shut it down. I vote both” (“Rome,” CBSSN, 10/23).THE NEW NORMAL: Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino said of the state of college basketball, "Everybody has changed really because of football. Football has … dictated all our sports in the NCAA right now. I think when this thing settles down we can get back to normalcy" ("Closing Bell," CNBC, 10/23).
HERE TO STAY: Red Sox Chair Tom Werner said, "The cable industry is going to be here for ten and twenty years, and one of the ways I know that is they're investing more money in sports programming. You can see the rise in sports fees that good content has. Look at the deal the Dodgers just made with Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles" ("Squawk on the Street," CNBC, 10/24).