While the Clippers are looking to leave Staples Center when their lease is up in 2024, I fully expect them to raise their first banner in the arena before they leave. I’m not sure if they’re going to win a championship, but longtime announcer Ralph Lawler deserves to have a banner with a microphone hanging in the rafters, similar to the ones for Chick Hearn and Bob Miller, after he calls his final game. … [Read more...] about Chargers owner Dean Spanos could’ve had the most popular NFL team in L.A.
As for Brown, it appears the Steelers are close to officially parting ways with the seven-time Pro Bowler, who requested to be traded after having a falling out with the team late in the season. A sixth-round pick by the Steelers in 2010, Brown led the league in receiving yards in 2014 and 2015. He was Pittsburgh’s leading wide receiver from 2013 to 2017, but he finished behind second-year receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s 1,426 yards last year. … [Read more...] about Antonio Brown trade talks between Bills and Steelers fall through
Avenatti used some of the money for personal expenses such as $14,236 in rent for his Century City apartment, a $3,640 payment on his Ferrari, $16,000 to Passport 420, an Avenatti company that owns a Honda jet, and tens of thousands of dollars in bills for his troubled coffee company, Global Baristas, the records show. … [Read more...] about Michael Avenatti accused of hiding millions of dollars from bankruptcy court
► CBS spent part of Sunday’s Super Bowl telecast promoting its coverage of new The Alliance of American Football, starting Saturday (Channel 2, 5:30 p.m., with regional coverage of the San Diego Fleet at San Antonio Commanders, using Spero Dedes, Trent Green, Tiki Barber and Jamie Erdahl on the call). Don’t expect it to do much going head-to-head with ABC’s Oklahoma City-Houston NBA game or even ESPN’s prelims of UFC 234 from Australia. CBSSN, TNT, B/R Live and the NFL Network are also media platforms for the eight-team league started by TV producer Charlie Ebersol, son of former NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol. … [Read more...] about Commentary: CBS put Tracy Wolfson in post-Super Bowl peril pursuing the obvious
For starters, the advertising staple of scantily clad women was utterly absent from 2019’s round of ads. Victoria’s Secret didn’t advertise, which is perhaps the reason Bob Dylan shilled for Budweiser this time around. “The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind,” he sang as a Clydesdale team pulled the beer wagon through a field of wind turbines because, as we learn, Bud is “now brewed with wind power.” It’s good for the planet. … [Read more...] about The best, worst and funniest ads of Super Bowl 2019 and the national mood for social change