TV Timeout: Warren Peace

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett appeared on Dan Patrick's radio show today, saying he and Quicken Loans "had a few expenses" from their billion dollar bracket challenge, "but we came out okay." Buffett: "I would have preferred to see it go quite a bit longer, but not all the way." He added, "I'd love to do it again. It's up to Quicken whether they decide to do it next year and if they do it again, I'd like to be their insurer. I would hope we could get an arrangement that made it somewhat easier to enter and somewhat easier to win. I'd like to modify it a little bit so people had an even better shot than they had this year." Patrick noted, "I look at how much attention you got with this, I thought it was amazing." Buffet said, "Wait till next year. We're going to come up with something better next year even. We'll make it a lot easier to enter ... and we'll make it easier to win." He added, "We put this together sort of in a hurry this year and we'll have a little more time for next year" ("The Dan Patrick Show," 3/24).

I'LL FLY AWAY: ESPN's Jemele Hill said of San Diego St. men's basketball coach Steve Fisher expressing his displeasure with the NCAA over the losing team in the Tournament flying home immediately, "Here's a number that everybody should keep in mind: The NCAA recorded a $61 million surplus in 2013 and yet we have that (rule). Their year-end assets were $627 million. That's all I've got to say." ESPN's Michael Smith said Fisher "spoke for a lot of people who are sick and tired of the NCAA eating while these kids are being exploited" ("Numbers Never Lie," ESPN2, 3/21).

NEBRASKA BOUND: Broncos QB Peyton Manning sat down with Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer on Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Rymer asked, “Have you actually been to Omaha?” Manning: “I’m going to Omaha, believe it or not, this spring. Omaha has taken on a whole new life. ... They actually challenged their Chamber of Commerce to make a donation to my charity foundation every time I said ‘Omaha’ in a game. I’m going to Omaha in May and their presenting a check for $75,000 to my charity foundation” (“Morning Drive,” Golf Channel, 3/22).

READING ROLE MODELS: U.S. women's national soccer team F Alex Morgan appeared on ABC's "GMA" this morning to promote her third book in a three-book series aimed at middle-school girls, "Win or Lose." Morgan said the book revolves a "middle-school girls soccer team and how they juggle" with school, sports and life. Morgan: "There's so many books out there garnered towards boys and towards male sports, but nothing really just for female sports" ("GMA," ABC, 3/24).
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