May 2, 1992
How can Bruce McNall consider building a larger arena when in two or three years the Kings will be at the bottom of the league because he mortgaged the future by trading youth for aging stars (a la Jack Kent Cooke)? The one Oiler he should have gotten is Glen Sather. If Sather is still unavailable I suggest Jerry West and Mike Dunleavy be hired to instill life into the organization. Lastly, as a cost-cutting measure, the Kings should refrain from printing playoff tickets beyond the second round.
October 27, 1991 |
One is a self-made billionaire who owns real estate, newspapers, television properties and race horses. He's a voracious reader, antique collector, wine connoisseur and owner of a stable of Tennessee Walking horses. He's tough and demanding, both of himself and those around him. The other is a football coach who admits to not reading much besides the Bible and the sports page, isn't much for movies or the theatre and might not know Oliver North from Oliver Stone.
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.