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TV Timeout: Trump Card
April 16, 2014 02:52 PM
ESPN Radio’s Mike Greenberg said of Donald Trump potentially owning the Bills: “Trump buying the Bills would be the most interesting thing that’s happened to them, probably since those Super Bowl teams, so I’m all in favor of it and I’d really like to it happen” (“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio, 4/16). ESPN's Tony Reali said, “Thirty years ago he owned the New Jersey Generals of the USFL and his plan to go head-to-head with the NFL went over about as well as the bubonic plague.” ESPN's Israel Gutierrez said, "You know he wants to one-up somebody like (Cowboys Owner) Jerry Jones. He would probably build an even bigger stadium in Buffalo and how fun would it be when it's about time for him to fire a coach" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 4/15).
PLAY IT AGAIN: MLB Network’s Dan Plesac, on MLB instant replay: “For the managers it has been difficult. For the players it has been difficult. Change is always difficult. I think over time they will get this ironed out” (“MLB Tonight,” MLB Network, 4/15). ESPN's J.A. Adande said it is "too soon to be upset about replay and to render a verdict. It's fine to criticize it, but you can't render a final verdict” ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 4/15).
SHOOTING STARS: PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said of Tiger Woods not competing due to injury, "I'd much rather have Tiger playing, don't misunderstand me. But there is that benefit to creating stars and creating stars is our future" ("Morning Drive," Golf Channel, 4/16).
HELPING HAND: UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie, on the efforts by college athletes to form a union: "I just think they need a voice, wherever that voice is somebody needs to be talking in their behalf. The NCAA can use your likeness for a lifetime. We have to do something for our student-athletes. We have to change” ("CBS This Morning," CBS, 4/16).
EAT FRESH: ESPN's Dan Le Batard said U.S. Gold Medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps wants to renew his endorsement deal with Subway, and he "can't renew it from retirement. That's right, you've got to keep winning that gold if you want to keep getting those Subway gold cards" ("Highly Questionable," ESPN2, 4/15).