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TV Timeout: Picture Perfect
July 8, 2014 03:47 PM
New Nets coach Lionel Hollins: “I'm very low-maintenance. I'm actually embarrassed when I drove up and saw the big billboard with my picture on it" ("Brooklyn Nets Press Conference," YES Network, 7/7).
COLT OF PERSONALITY: Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, on the treatment of Browns WR Josh Gordon compared to Colts Owner Jim Irsay for their drug related offenses: “I really get irritated about some of the double-standards I see, the reaction to him from fans, people I see on Twitter and other people in the media versus Jim Irsay” (“Rome,” CBSSN, 7/7).
SELF EVALUATION: Dallas Morning News’ Tim Cowlishaw said of Sporting KC F Dom Dwyer taking a selfie after a goal, "I think selfies are either the death of America or society, I'm not sure which. For a soccer player to go do that in the middle of a game, it’s the worst thing I've ever seen" ("Around The Horn," ESPN, 7/7).
TOP DRAFT PICK: CBSSN’s Doug Gottlieb said of the DraftServ machines at Target Field, “It’s a great idea to get more beer in ballparks because it’s the only thing that makes baseball entertaining” (“Lead Off,” CBSSN, 7/7).
BODY OF WORK: ESPN The Magazine Editor-in-Chief Chad Millman said of the “Body Issue”, "We're not going out there just trying to be titillating, we're trying to prove a point about the athletic form" ("Nightline," ABC, 7/7).
KNOW WHEN TO SAY WHEN: FS1's Petros Papadakis, on the Donald Sterling trial: "Everything's a play, everything's a lie. We've reached critical mass with this stuff. I've had enough of it" ("Fox Sports Live," FS1, 7/8).
ALL FOR ONE: MWR co-Owner Rob Kauffman said of the formation of Race Team Alliance, “The key word is collaboration. No one is looking to do any kind of big fight or controversy, this is really about everyone trying to work to together to just promote and enhance the sport" ("NASCAR Race Hub," FS1, 7/7).
FIRST-NAME BASIS: Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, on the Lakers and the potential acquisition of free agent Carmelo Anthony: “We are talking about a first name guy. You say Carmelo, you do not have to give the last name. There is something about that for the Lakers. They feel that is extremely valuable. As they try to bounce back and maintain their global brand with Carmelo and Kobe, that’s powerful stuff" (“NBA GameTime,” NBATV, 7/7).
SMILE: Starwood Capital Group CEO Barry Sternlicht, on the U.S. fans of the World Cup: "We're such a happy nation and we want to have heroes and we want to have things to root for and it's such a shame that the politicians are so hell-bent on ripping us to shreds" ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 7/8).
KEEPING SCORE: Bloomberg TV's Jon Erlichman said of ESPN, “They win when the ratings are great because they're able to satisfy the advertisers … and they're able to say to the cable companies who sometimes wonder about these high fees that they're paying for sports channels to say, 'Listen, this is what people want to watch'" ("In The Loop," Bloomberg TV, 7/7).NEW FRONTIER? Golf Channel’s Tom Abbott, on the state of the LPGA Tour: “Eugenie Bouchard, who was sort of the darling of Wimbledon, was on the front page of some of the newspapers here at the end of last week. That would be unheard of for a lady golfer” (“Golf Central,” Golf Channel, 7/7).