Thursday, February 09, 2006

What The Hell Part II

It took a little work, but NBC managed to acquire superstar sportscaster Al Michaels in a blockbuster trade from ESPN that will shake up the Monday Night Football broadcast booth and see Michaels reteamed with John Madden on Sunday nights.

Michaels didn't come cheaply. The Peacock had to come up with a package deal that included making expanded highlight clips available to ESPN of such events as the Olympics and Notre Dame football, selling ESPN Friday coverage of the next four Ryder Cup golf tournaments and, the coup de grace, giving ESPN parent Disney complete rights to the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series. The short 'toons were created by Walt Disney in 1927, and Oswald is considered a precursor to Mickey Mouse.
So now broadcasters are being traded? I've truly seen it all.

Full story.


At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exchange link?

Title: TML 1967


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