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TV Timeout: Signature Moment
January 9, 2014 03:15 PM
ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, on whether he would have signed his Baseball HOF ballot if the result of the Deadspin readers’ vote was not realistic: “I don’t think I would have gone that route. But I’m not sure, I can’t say for sure. I would have been forced to make a decision there between what I had promised them” (“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio, 1/9).
BAD REPUTATION: Former NFLer Lawrence Jackson, on former Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland: “I don’t like him at all. He was one of the guys at that Combine that immediately struck me as a pompous, arrogant, meathead-type of guy who thought that he was better than what he was” (“Rome,” CBSSN, 1/8).
FACE OF THE FRANCHISE? ESPN’s Ed Werder said of Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel in the NFL, “Jerry Jones, the great marketer, can just imagine how many Cowboys' jerseys he would sell with this guy on the big stage in 'Jerryworld'” (“NFL Insiders,” ESPN, 1/8).
POSTSEASON DRAG: FS1’s Trevor Pryce said of the NFL possibly expanding the playoffs, “If you start expanding the playoffs, now some of the bad rosters are now making into the playoffs. Why would anybody want that?” (“Crowd Goes Wild,” FS1, 1/8).