TV Timeout: Remember The Alamo

The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan said of the historical significance of the Spurs five NBA Championships in the last 15 years, "You go every other year to win three (titles) and then suddenly there's a gap of seven (years) and now they show up again with the same core group. I would have to say that's unprecedented. It testifies to their resilience and longevity and also the front office” (“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio, 6/16).

ALL ROADS LEAD HOME: ESPN’s Rusty Wallace, on this past weekend's NASCAR races at Michigan Int'l Speedway: "This is really important for Chevrolet and Ford. In my opinion, this is the second most important race in the whole year, Daytona being number one. The manufacturers don’t want to lose in their backyard, they want to win." ESPN’s Ricky Craven added, "For the guys that are paying the bills, the car owners, it is very important. Take Jack Roush for example, he has 4,500 employees at Roush Industries here in Michigan" (“NASCAR Countdown,” ESPN, 6/14).

BRAZIL'S BLACK EYE? CBS' Charlie Rose said yesterday featured "some of the worst violence" of the World Cup as protesters "fought with police near the stadium in Rio de Janeiro." CBS' Elaine Quijano: "Soccer's shining moment continues to be overshadowed by violent protests across Brazil" ("CBS This Morning," CBS, 6/16).
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