Sorry, but you really should be Physically Present at an event - unless you’re covering a lunar landing or something.
If NBC is concerned about costs, well, it just had a $550,000 fine struck down by a federal appeals court - the penalty it was assessed by the FCC after Janet Jackson’s right breast was exposed during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. Maybe that money could be used for a few more air fares to Beijing.
If so, the affected employees should have luggage stickers made up that say, “Olympics or Bust.”
Never been quite certain how the FCC came up with the $550,000 figure. Is that how much Janet’s plastic surgery cost?
Three reasons why “Marshalls” is on the short list of possible names for the NBA’s Oklahoma City team (the erstwhile Seattle SuperSonics):
1. The L key got stuck when they were typing the word Marshals in the press release.
2. They’re going to sell their naming rights to a discount clothing chain.
3. They’ve already got one Marshall - Donyell - and they’re planning to sign more.
Actually, there are five other names being considered - the Barons, Bison, Energy, Thunder and Wind. I’d definitely stay away from that last one. Too many opportunities for clever headlines such as: “Big Fourth Quarter by Bryant Breaks Wind,” or “Wind Blow 20-Point Lead in Loss to Blazers.”
Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of “The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at email@example.com.
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