March 5, 2013 |
Rory McIlroy's reputation took a big hit last week when he walked off the course and withdrew from the tournament during the second round of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. McIlroy was seven-over for the round when he hit his second shot into the water on the 18th and abruptly walked away without finishing the hole. On his way to the parking lot, he told reporters that his head was not in the right place. He later issued a statement that his wisdom tooth was causing pain. Many golf fans quickly labeled him as a quitter who folded when things weren't going his way. One key member of the PGA Tour agrees with that assessment: Rory McIlroy.
March 4, 2013 |
In what could be a sign of the coming apocalypse, it appears Keith Olbermann would like to return to ESPN. Olbermann recently had dinner with ESPN President John Skipper. Olbermann anchored the network's SportsCenter from 1992 to 1997. “Keith Olbermann, both personally and through a couple people I know, reached out to say, 'Gee, I would love to have dinner,' ” Skipper told the New York Times . “I agreed to dinner with Keith because I assumed he'd be provocative and witty and fun to have dinner with, and he was indeed lots of fun. We talked sports and politics, and we had a nice chat.
March 4, 2013 |
One of the most aniticipated episodes of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" each year is their "Old School" episode, where they go retro with old-style graphics and appearances from several retired wrestler. This year's episode, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. PT on USA, is no different. WWE legends Ric Flair, Mae Young, Honky Tonk Man, Sgt. Slaughter, Million Dollar Man, Dusty Rhodes, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, New Age Outlaws and Mean Gene Okerlund will return for the show, and there will probably be a few surprises along the way. But there's one guy everyone wants to see return tonight: The Undertaker.
January 3, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before figuring out if it's too late for law school. The Skinny: I worked last Sunday and I'll be working this Sunday. Doesn't the industry know it's football time? Some things should be sacred! Thursday's headlines include Al Jazeera's acquisition of Current TV and a look at why Dish Network may not be the funnest place in the world to work. Daily Dose: Several top women golfers on the LPGA tour are from South Korea, and pay-TV distributors are making it easier for Koreans in Southern California to get the Golf Channel.
January 2, 2013 |
Current TV, the struggling news/talk channel co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is in advanced talks to sell itself to Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based cable news company, a person close to the stituation confirmed. An announcement regarding a sale could come as early as Wednesday afternoon. The talks were first reported by the New York Times. Majority owned by Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt, Current has been on the block for several months. The cable channel, which originaly focused on short-form documentary programs, has in recent years tried to rebrand itself as a news outlet for liberal viewers.
August 9, 2012 |
Al Gore is riding to the rescue of his TV network -- just in time for the big political conventions. Earlier this year, Current, the upstart outlet the Nobel laureate and former vice president co-founded, got a black eye when it fired commentator Keith Olbermann, partly over disagreements about how the network was covering the primaries. Olbermann lashed back against his former bosses with a lawsuit that's still pending. This week, Current revealed that none other than Gore himself will host the network's coverage of the Republican National Convention later this month, when Mitt Romney is expected to be crowned the official GOP nominee.