December 2009

Journal December 19, 2009

It was a blast for Dan Shulman, Doris Burke and I to do the first basketball game at the billion dollar Cowboys Stadium,

Texas #2 in the nation beat North Carolina in a battle of Goliath's.




Journal December 8-9, 2009

Once again I had a terrific time in New York City at Madison Square Garden which played host to the Jimmy V Classic. Jimmy V week on ESPN is truly a special time for us to remember the achievements of Jimmy and his legacy of finding a cure for cancer. 

Tuesday's matchups featured Georgetown vs Butler and Indiana vs. Pittsburgh. 6'11 Greg Monroe led the Hoyas to victory over Butler with 24 points and 15 rebounds. The Hoosiers were able to get the W over Pitt. But the big winners from the Classic are the people that will be helped from the dollars that were raised for cancer research. 

Thank you to all those that contributed - you are making a difference!

View more photos of the Madison Square Garden Jimmy V Classic.


Journal December 2, 2009

I had a blast in Atlanta doing a commercial shoot for Hooters. I have been aligned with Hooters since 2001. I can't thank Mike McNeil, Vice President of Marketing, and Keith Johnson and Matt Perez for organizing the day and ensuring everything ran smoothly. Hooters is one of the most charitable companies I have been associated with. 

Since 2001 they have given over $2,000,000 to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. WOW! Look for the commercials during hoop season!

View more photos from this photoshoot.


Journal December 1, 2009

It was a lot of fun to be at The Dean Dome for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge match-up of Michigan State/UNC. 

I always have fun talking and mingling with the Tar Heel fans before the game. The Heels were too srong for the Spartans and came away with a Big W!


Quote of the Week

“John Calipari is like a CEO of a major corporation and is a money machine for BBN. He earns everyone of those dollars he is receiving.”

-Dick Vitale