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TV Timeout: Domestic Policy
October 23, 2013 02:42 PM
FS1's Jay Glazer said, "I'm going to suggest that the NFL forgets about these London games and you start playing a game in Los Angeles. How about we reap the benefits here in L.A. and America before we start giving out money to London? I get you want global expansion, but … people in Los Angeles love the NFL, a lot more than they love it in London" ("Fox Sports Live," FS1, 10/22).
MONDAY NIGHT MAYDAY? ESPN's Pablo Torre, on whether the NFL should be concerned about its "MNF" schedule after the poor play in the Vikings-Giants game: "They should be concerned zero percent because 12.2 million people watched the Pro Bowl this year and that was a bunch of dudes lightly jogging with no discernible real purpose, so this game at least had an edge on that" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 10/22).
MIAMI VICE: CBSSN’s Bruce Feldman, on where the NCAA stands following the Miami sanctions: “What I took away from this was the NCAA was afraid, they were already neck deep in lawsuits all over the place. (UM President) Donna Shalala went after them unlike any other administrator I have ever seen, they were afraid of a lawsuit from her and I think they backed down” (“Rome,” CBSSN, 10/22).
GARDEN PARTY: MSG President & CEO Hank Ratner said of the arena’s renovations, “We’re living in a very communal world and today, when you go see the Garden which is fully equipped with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi, a new scoreboard, you really get the best of the both worlds experience again with that sense of community, that passion" ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 10/23).
STANDING PROUD: NBC figure skating analyst Johnny Weir said of the idea to boycott the Sochi Games because of Russia’s anti-gay laws, “Our presence is needed and for all the Olympians that work so hard, a boycott is just the worst thing you can do to all these young people" ("Today," NBC, 10/23).