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By RAY FRAGER | November 28, 2008
As delicious as those leftovers are, you could enjoy them even more. Rather than just scarfing them down whenever the spirit moves you, why not try making a game of it? In the fashion of drinking games tied to television shows, you could link your eating to your sports TV viewing. Have a slice of turkey, a forkful of mashed potatoes or a piece of pecan pie each time: * Brent Musburger over-enthuses about the game he is calling. * Chris Berman makes a pop-culture reference at least 30 years old. * Jim Palmer mentions how he never gave up a grand slam.
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By RAY FRAGER | November 28, 2008
As delicious as those leftovers are, you could enjoy them even more. Rather than just scarfing them down whenever the spirit moves you, why not try making a game of it? In the fashion of drinking games tied to television shows, you could link your eating to your sports TV viewing. Have a slice of turkey, a forkful of mashed potatoes or a piece of pecan pie each time: * Brent Musburger over-enthuses about the game he is calling. * Chris Berman makes a pop-culture reference at least 30 years old. * Jim Palmer mentions how he never gave up a grand slam.
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By Bill Glauber | December 30, 1990
* Jim Valvano: In the midst of point-shaving and payoff allegations, North Carolina State ended its 10-year association with basketball coach Jim Valvano by buying out his contract for $212,000 April 7. On June 4, ABC-TV, whose news reports led to Valvano's ouster, hired the coach as a broadcast analyst for $900,000.* John McEnroe: The tortured artist of men's tennis became the first player in the 85-year history of the Australian Open to get tossed from the tournament for a tirade that led to $6,500 in fines.
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By RAY FRAGER | August 18, 2006
Sharing some thoughts as visions of footballs dance in my head (which might explain that headache): It would seem a little early to judge the Great Tony Kornheiser Experiment on Monday Night Football a success or failure. He drew some praise in various publications after his debut on ESPN's first preseason game this week. He also got slammed in his own newspaper, The Washington Post. However, let's remember this was just a preseason game - as well as his first live game telecast. We'll get a truer reading once the regular season begins, because then the announcers really need to talk about the game.
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By RAY FRAGER | August 18, 2006
Sharing some thoughts as visions of footballs dance in my head (which might explain that headache): It would seem a little early to judge the Great Tony Kornheiser Experiment on Monday Night Football a success or failure. He drew some praise in various publications after his debut on ESPN's first preseason game this week. He also got slammed in his own newspaper, The Washington Post. However, let's remember this was just a preseason game - as well as his first live game telecast. We'll get a truer reading once the regular season begins, because then the announcers really need to talk about the game.
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By Phil Jackman | March 22, 1991
The TV Repairman:After the World League of American Football (WLAF) has its inaugural game on the USA Network tomorrow (8 p.m., Montreal at Birmingham), the big boys (ABC) move in Sunday to, in effect, decree the latest spring football experiment officially under way.Never has a fledgling operation had so much going for it from the git-go, the main pluses being the blessing and full backing of the NFL and, in the announcing booth, Brent Musburger.When, come 1 p.m., the familiar voice of CBS past intones, "You are looking live at Barcelona Stadium," the league will have come at least twice as far as many thought possible as late as 20 minutes ago.Brent, who can stoke the fires as well as anyone, has been the very picture of neutrality so far, stating, "I'm not sure what we can expect on the field.
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By Phil Jackman | July 6, 1992
Have you noticed marked boredom beginning to creep into telecasts of "Dream Team" games? We speak not of the ennui rampant in living rooms across the land as the NBA juggernaut steamrolled past another bewildered cast, but of the demeanor of the U.S. players. The Tournament of the Americas, so proudly heralded by NBC for so long, might better have been advertised as the best of "garbage time."It was expected the likes of Magic, Michael, Mr. Robinson, Sir Charles, Mailman et al would do pretty much as they wanted, but any semblance of competitiveness flew out the window when teams from the Caribbean and South America didn't even bother to feign playing defense.
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June 19, 1991
Paternity suit brought against WingateA 23-year-old woman who says San Antonio Spurs guard David Wingate fathered a girl born last Aug. 8, has refiled a paternity suit against him.Mary Salmon said she dropped an earlier suit after the Spurs suspended Wingate during an investigation of two separate rape charges leveled against him."When the rape charges were dropped and David was reinstated with the team, I came back from my home in Illinois," Salmon said. She decided to refile the paternity lawsuit after Wingate failed to respond to her requests for support of the child, she said.
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By RAY FRAGER | December 18, 1992
CBS' move to Greg Gumbel shows how less means more at 0) OlympicsRemember those evenings during the Albertville Olympics? You'd gather the family around the television set for a few hours of entertaining sport.Pop would be in his favorite easy chair, handcuffed by Mom to prevent him from flipping the remote control. Mom would be on the couch, knitting sweaters for television reporters from developing nations without access to the Lands End catalog. Brother would be comfortably balanced with his head on the coffee table, his feet over back of the couch, popping Fiddle-Faddle into his mouth and waiting for the sugar high to kick in. Sister would have brought her homework in, hoping to finish the last 25 pages of her report on Kafka as soon as she read the dust jacket of "Metamorphosis."
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January 13, 2009
1 How the mighty ...: Indiana and Ohio State (7 p.m., ESPN) still have the brand names, so Brent Musburger is certain to make it sound like a big game. 2 State rivals: Kansas and Kansas State meet for the 264th time, and you can see it on MASN (8 p.m.). That guy doing the analysis? Reid Gettys, the member of Houston's Phi Slamma Jamma teams who wasn't always dunking. 3 Get a grip: Two big wrestling matchups: No. 1 River Hill at No. 5 Old Mill (7 p.m.) and No. 2 Mount St. Joseph at No. 6 Loyola (5:30 p.m.)
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By RAY FRAGER | December 18, 1992
CBS' move to Greg Gumbel shows how less means more at 0) OlympicsRemember those evenings during the Albertville Olympics? You'd gather the family around the television set for a few hours of entertaining sport.Pop would be in his favorite easy chair, handcuffed by Mom to prevent him from flipping the remote control. Mom would be on the couch, knitting sweaters for television reporters from developing nations without access to the Lands End catalog. Brother would be comfortably balanced with his head on the coffee table, his feet over back of the couch, popping Fiddle-Faddle into his mouth and waiting for the sugar high to kick in. Sister would have brought her homework in, hoping to finish the last 25 pages of her report on Kafka as soon as she read the dust jacket of "Metamorphosis."
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By Phil Jackman | July 6, 1992
Have you noticed marked boredom beginning to creep into telecasts of "Dream Team" games? We speak not of the ennui rampant in living rooms across the land as the NBA juggernaut steamrolled past another bewildered cast, but of the demeanor of the U.S. players. The Tournament of the Americas, so proudly heralded by NBC for so long, might better have been advertised as the best of "garbage time."It was expected the likes of Magic, Michael, Mr. Robinson, Sir Charles, Mailman et al would do pretty much as they wanted, but any semblance of competitiveness flew out the window when teams from the Caribbean and South America didn't even bother to feign playing defense.
SPORTS
June 19, 1991
Paternity suit brought against WingateA 23-year-old woman who says San Antonio Spurs guard David Wingate fathered a girl born last Aug. 8, has refiled a paternity suit against him.Mary Salmon said she dropped an earlier suit after the Spurs suspended Wingate during an investigation of two separate rape charges leveled against him."When the rape charges were dropped and David was reinstated with the team, I came back from my home in Illinois," Salmon said. She decided to refile the paternity lawsuit after Wingate failed to respond to her requests for support of the child, she said.
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By Phil Jackman | March 22, 1991
The TV Repairman:After the World League of American Football (WLAF) has its inaugural game on the USA Network tomorrow (8 p.m., Montreal at Birmingham), the big boys (ABC) move in Sunday to, in effect, decree the latest spring football experiment officially under way.Never has a fledgling operation had so much going for it from the git-go, the main pluses being the blessing and full backing of the NFL and, in the announcing booth, Brent Musburger.When, come 1 p.m., the familiar voice of CBS past intones, "You are looking live at Barcelona Stadium," the league will have come at least twice as far as many thought possible as late as 20 minutes ago.Brent, who can stoke the fires as well as anyone, has been the very picture of neutrality so far, stating, "I'm not sure what we can expect on the field.
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By Bill Glauber | December 30, 1990
* Jim Valvano: In the midst of point-shaving and payoff allegations, North Carolina State ended its 10-year association with basketball coach Jim Valvano by buying out his contract for $212,000 April 7. On June 4, ABC-TV, whose news reports led to Valvano's ouster, hired the coach as a broadcast analyst for $900,000.* John McEnroe: The tortured artist of men's tennis became the first player in the 85-year history of the Australian Open to get tossed from the tournament for a tirade that led to $6,500 in fines.
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By RAY FRAGER | January 23, 2006
Don't expect Bill Walton and Steve "Snapper" Jones to go easy on anyone when they're calling NBA games. Toward the end of yesterday's dreadful first half in the Timberwolves-Sixers telecast on ABC, Walton took note of one Philadelphia player's non-effort and said: "Chris Webber, please, the game started at noon." Walton soon added sarcastically: "Put this first half in a time capsule." To which play-by-play man Brent Musburger tacked on: "And bury it forever." During a discussion about the possible trade of Pacers malcontent Ron Artest, Jones said: "Ron Artest is not at an All-Star level.
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January 6, 1993
Auto racingInternational Motor Sports Association -- Named Daniel D. Greenwood president and CEO.NASCAR -- Announced that Tim Brewer, who has led Winston Cup teams to 53 victories and two championships, has been named crew chief for the cars driven by rookie Bobby Labonte.BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Designated P Dennis Burlingame for assignment.Boston Red Sox -- Named Ray Fagnant full-time scout.Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with P Scott Ruskin on a one-year contract.Detroit Tigers -- Agreed to terms with SS Travis Fryman on a one-year contract.
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