Bob Raissman of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that the suits at CBS are restless about renewing Billy Packer for next season because of comments he made during the Final Four KU-UNC game:
(Warning: Despite docile appearance, Leatherback Sea Turtles can still snap your finger right off)
The smoke has not fully cleared from the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Some Black Rock residents are still ticked over Packer cavalierly declaring Kansas a winner over North Carolina with 7:32 left in the first half (and the Jayhawks ahead 38-12) of their Final Four matchup on April 5. … telling viewers to turn off the TV is not a great idea, especially in a soft advertising market.
So why would CBS consider firing Packer now? If you haven’t figured it out, let us help you.
It’s called moolah. If the network executives were to jettison Packer now, it would make clear what really matters to them.
So it’s OK to slur Iverson and Rose on-air, but if the folks making ad buys for Flomax aren’t happy with the pockmarked, spider-veined one, then it’s time to pull the ripcord.