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By MILTON KENT | August 25, 1994
NEW YORK -- NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol took a few puffs on an expensive cigar the other day while greeting reporters, but he was hardly in a celebratory mood, at least not where baseball is concerned.Ebersol, whose network would be telecasting its first regular-season baseball game in five years tomorrow night if not for the strike, seemed resigned to the notion that the national pastime might be done for the year."I think there's a chance there'll be baseball this year, but I wouldn't be shocked if the next baseball game was next spring," said Ebersol.
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By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,ray.frager@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
Unloading more sports media notes while checking eBay to see whether someone is selling a large bus that has cruised from one NFL city to another: * Nobody does an impression of Cris Collinsworth. Nor do you hear anyone imitating Phil Simms or Troy Aikman. That doesn't mean they aren't good NFL analysts, but it does mean none of them is John Madden. With Thursday's announcement that Madden is retiring from broadcasting, sports television loses one of its few truly outsized personalities.
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By Milton Kent | September 29, 2000
Picture a composer who has labored over a masterwork for years, only to have it pilloried by the public when it is performed for the first time, and you can begin to understand what must be running through Dick Ebersol's mind as his Olympics telecasts are being picked apart from all corners. For Ebersol, the chairman of NBC Sports, who dropped out of college 32 years ago to become a researcher for ABC's telecasts of the 1968 Winter and Summer Games, the Olympics have been a magnificent obsession, a Holy Grail of television programming.
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By Ray Frager and Ray Frager,ray.frager@baltsun.com | December 6, 2008
As head of NBC Sports, Dick Ebersol has - as that motel commercial says - been everywhere, man. But he's spending this weekend in Baltimore, and it's a place as close to his heart as anywhere, thanks to two Maryland families that have touched him deeply in his professional and personal life. Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports and Olympics, who is in town to serve as executive producer for tomorrow night's Ravens-Washington Redskins telecast, said: "Baltimore has been the source of the high and low end of my emotions this year."
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By MILTON KENT | May 22, 1995
That was some nasty and undeserved swipe that NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol took last week at the media over its treatment of Michael Jordan.In case you missed it, Ebersol said during a teleconference last week to announce the signing of Joe Montana to its NFL broadcast crew that segments of the media -- read writers -- were spending "an inordinate amount of time hung-up and looking for blemishes," further adding that criticism of Jordan for changing his...
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By Milton Kent | November 1, 1995
There are only a few logical explanations for NBC's entry into the baseball television negotiations after chieftain Dick Ebersol declared it out of the game for the rest of the century.Among them:* A really big mind cloud.* Mass hypnosis.* Or perhaps we really have partied like it's 1999, and we just lost track of time.At any rate, it seems all that stuff Ebersol was saying in June was, well, just stuff. That's when he railed about how the owners had treated his network and ABC, equal partners in the Baseball Network debacle, as "scum" and said, "Neither of us will be involved in the bidding."
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By Ray Frager and Ray Frager,ray.frager@baltsun.com | December 6, 2008
As head of NBC Sports, Dick Ebersol has - as that motel commercial says - been everywhere, man. But he's spending this weekend in Baltimore, and it's a place as close to his heart as anywhere, thanks to two Maryland families that have touched him deeply in his professional and personal life. Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports and Olympics, who is in town to serve as executive producer for tomorrow night's Ravens-Washington Redskins telecast, said: "Baltimore has been the source of the high and low end of my emotions this year."
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By Milton Kent | November 28, 1995
Beyond just the normal seasonal temperature changes, you may have noticed a cooling trend in town, say around Halloween, and NBC Sports chieftain Dick Ebersol says his network's re-involvement with baseball had something to do with that."
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By MILTON KENT | January 8, 1999
While he thinks there's considerable work to be done in terms of rebuilding the NBA's tattered image, NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol said yesterday that the league is far better equipped to handle it than baseball was after its work stoppage three years ago.That's because, in Ebersol's view, NBA players appear far more amenable to doing what needs to be done to clean up the mess made by the lockout."
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By ED SHERMAN and ED SHERMAN,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 6, 2006
CHICAGO -- Dick Ebersol is back in his favorite chair. The NBC Sports chairman is huddled in Turin, Italy, getting ready for his network's marathon coverage of the Winter Olympics. This will be Ebersol's sixth Olympics at the controls for NBC and his ninth overall, dating to the days he served as a researcher for Roone Arledge at ABC. Ebersol, excited as always, can't wait. The Olympics are his passion. "They are the only reason why I still am doing this," Ebersol, 58, said during a December interview in Chicago.
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November 18, 2007
On November 14, 2007 Helen E. Friends may call at the Gonce Funeral Service P.A. 4001 Ritchie Hwy. on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Service will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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By ED SHERMAN and ED SHERMAN,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 6, 2006
CHICAGO -- Dick Ebersol is back in his favorite chair. The NBC Sports chairman is huddled in Turin, Italy, getting ready for his network's marathon coverage of the Winter Olympics. This will be Ebersol's sixth Olympics at the controls for NBC and his ninth overall, dating to the days he served as a researcher for Roone Arledge at ABC. Ebersol, excited as always, can't wait. The Olympics are his passion. "They are the only reason why I still am doing this," Ebersol, 58, said during a December interview in Chicago.
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By David Kelly and Alan Abrahamson and David Kelly and Alan Abrahamson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 29, 2004
DENVER - A charter jet crashed on takeoff yesterday morning from a small southwest Colorado airport, killing at least two people and injuring NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, his son Charles and an unidentified passenger. The pilot and co-pilot were killed. Another Ebersol son, Teddy, 14, was missing. Police used helicopters to search for him late last night. The seat he had occupied also had not been found. The CL-601 Challenger aircraft crashed at Montrose Regional Airport, just outside the ski resort of Telluride in southwest Colorado.
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January 15, 2004
Suddenly, on January 9, 2004; SHIRLEY DELAWDER EBERSOLE, mother of five and sister of Madge, Edward, Jeannie, Thelma and Roger. Friends may call at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City on Friday 5 to 7 PM. Memorial Service Monday 10 AM at the Funeral Home. Inurnment St. John's Cemetery.
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March 25, 2003
Raymond Charles Ebersole, a former shipyard worker who operated a home-improvement business for many years, died of pneumonia Saturday at Harbor Hospital. The longtime Brooklyn Park resident was 84. Mr. Ebersole was born in Strasburg, Va., and raised in Winchester, Va. He left school early to help support his family, working as a caddy and later master caddy at Winchester Country Club. In 1941, he moved to Baltimore and went to work as a shipfitter at Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Fairfield.
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March 23, 2003
On March 22, 2003, RAYMOND C. EBERSOLE; devoted husband of Helen E. Ebersole; loving father of Cecil Ray Ebersole, David G. Ebersole, Janet Kay Schmidt and Susan Fay Fitzsimmons; blessed with nine grandchildren, but two preceded him in death; three great-grandchildren. Funeral from the George J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway on Tuesday 11 A.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. Family requests friends call on Sunday and Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
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By David Kelly and Alan Abrahamson and David Kelly and Alan Abrahamson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 29, 2004
DENVER - A charter jet crashed on takeoff yesterday morning from a small southwest Colorado airport, killing at least two people and injuring NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, his son Charles and an unidentified passenger. The pilot and co-pilot were killed. Another Ebersol son, Teddy, 14, was missing. Police used helicopters to search for him late last night. The seat he had occupied also had not been found. The CL-601 Challenger aircraft crashed at Montrose Regional Airport, just outside the ski resort of Telluride in southwest Colorado.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 7, 2003
Westminster forward/center Emily Bollinger stood near her team's bench and tried to explain how it fell apart in the fourth quarter last night at South Carroll. The Owls couldn't find good shots, kept making turnovers and saw the game fall away from them. "It was a lot to deal with [today]," Bollinger said quietly. This was a long day for the Westminster girls. It began with coach Dick Ebersole's surprise resignation, and a few hours later, the Owls had to play South Carroll. Westminster hung in for a while but ran out of gas in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers pulled away for a 57-47 victory in a Carroll County game.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2002
No one could ever accuse Jim McKay of signing up for another Olympics because he's resume building. Or because he needs the paycheck. "It sounds like fun," says McKay of his handshake deal to cover his 12th Olympiad. "It's one more time around the block." ABC, McKay's home network for 40 years, last year agreed to lend him to NBC for the Winter Games. "I remember when NBC locked up the games for what seemed like forever, I looked at my wife and said, `Well, Margaret, that's it. It looks like our Olympic days are over,' " recalls McKay, 80, at his farm in Monkton.
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