October 2, 1991 |
When Jack Kent Cooke sold out in Los Angeles and began a new life here in 1979, he had about $50 million. In a dozen years, he has turned it into more than $1 billion. But what does Cooke know about football? More than people think, statisticians say. They rank him in the same class with two football specialists who have spent their adult lives in the game, Al Davis and Don Shula.
April 14, 1990
The NCAA finals have come to a close . . . the winning team scores twice as much as its opponent, their fifth NCAA championship since 1973. No, we're not talking basketball, we're talking hockey. NCAA hockey at its best--15,034 fans fill Joe Louis Arena in Detroit to watch Wisconsin defeat Colgate, 7-3. Wisconsin has seven seniors, six of them NHL draft choices, two of them Los Angeles kids, Robert Mendel and Chris Nelson. Come on, last page? These kids deserve better.
December 1, 1989
Jack Kent Cooke is suing a magazine and his former chauffeur, who claimed that the Washington Redskins' owner is a racist and implied that NFL games could be fixed. Cooke filed a $30-million libel and defamation lawsuit against Washingtonian magazine, Harry Turner and writer Rudy Maxa, saying the article was "replete with scurrilous lies." Washingtonian Executive Editor John Sansing said the magazine would stand by its story.
November 21, 1989 |
Marc B. Nathanson, chairman of Falcon Cable TV in Los Angeles, was recently having dinner at Madeo, a fashionable Italian restaurant in West Hollywood, when he saw his old friend Jack Kent Cooke. Nathanson worked for Cooke in the early 1970s, and now Nathanson's company is part of a consortium of six firms buying Cooke's cable TV business for $1.6 billion.
October 28, 1989 |
Jack Kent Cooke, the owner of the Washington Redskins, has proposed a broad restructuring of the National Football League, his son, John Cooke, said Friday. "This is the only worthwhile thing that's going to come out of this. We're going to redo the league," John Cooke said Friday after Washington lawyer Paul Tagliabue was elected commissioner Thursday even though the Cookes favored Jim Finks, the general manager of the New Orleans Saints.
July 23, 1989 |
It is uncharacteristic time at Redskin Park, so many people being shuffled. Charley Casserly has moved into Bobby Beathard's office, John Kent Cooke has moved into Beathard's territory and owner Jack Kent Cooke apparently has a van headed West. Up the road RFK Stadium may soon qualify as a romantic monument, as the senior Cooke appears resolute in his plans to construct a spacious replacement stadium by 1992 or 1993.