August 20, 1993 |
Downey's California: --James Worthy just guest-starred on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as a 6-foot-9 Klingon alien. And you thought Charles Barkley was a poor role model. --I only hope nobody renames the ship the Great Western Enterprise.
July 25, 2000 |
Pat Summerall quit drinking in 1992, had knee replacement surgery earlier this year, does 1,000 sit-ups a day and says he feels great. But he still believes that it's time to step down as Fox's main NFL play-by-play announcer after he calls the 2002 Super Bowl in New Orleans with longtime partner John Madden. The move, reported Monday by The Times, was announced Monday afternoon by Fox at a news conference in Century City.
August 2, 2000 |
Apparently, the game counts for something. Dennis Miller's debut in the "Monday Night Football" booth for Monday's Hall of Fame exhibition game at Canton, Ohio, drew only a 7.3 rating with a 13 share--28% lower than the 10.1-18 for the 1999 Hall of Fame game, played Monday, Aug. 9. Factors for the drop: * Last year's game started at 5 p.m. Monday's started at 4 because of ABC's coverage of the Republican National Convention.
May 1, 1998 |
Chris Lincoln, the ESPN broadcaster who accepted the blame for the mix-up at the post-position draw for the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday night, was in a deep funk when he arrived at his Louisville hotel room a few hours later. There was a new format for the draw, and Lincoln's mistakes on the live national telecast had resulted in the first round being discounted. A second round had to be drawn as trainers were assigned an order of selection to pick their own post positions.
March 1, 1996 |
A week ago, the Angels, Prime Sports and new flagship station Channel 9 had a tentative agreement with Jeff Torborg. The former Dodger and Angel catcher who went on to a successful managerial career was lined up to work with new play-by-play man Steve Physioc as the commentator on Angel telecasts. But then this week, because of a matter involving his family, Torborg, who lives in Sarasota, Fla., turned down the job. So it's back to the drawing board, with Dave Winfield apparently the new No.
August 9, 2000 |
Lesley Visser is returning to CBS, the network she left seven years ago for ESPN and ABC. CBS announced Tuesday that Visser has been added to "The NFL Today" crew as a feature reporter and that she will cover U.S. Open tennis and college basketball as well. She also will do some work for CBS News. Visser served as a sideline reporter on "Monday Night Football" for the last three years.