I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism.
The wonderful thing about television is the immediate impact of pictures of current events.
Muhammad Ali is a combination of personality and athlete who is probably better known around the world than any other. He became a great hero.
Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport. He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.
The ability of players to jump teams when their contracts are up has hurt fan loyalty.
I received $100 per week when I started working at the Globe after graduation.
One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer.
I don't think we use television the way we should or the way the inventors intended.
The one good thing about television is the money; you can make a lot more money than in newspapers.
I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown. He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse. He played professional football for the Browns.
Pete Rozelle used television to get the game to the American public by creating the Super Bowl and making it the biggest sporting event in the world.
The future is electronic. It's radio, television and the Internet; it's not really newspapers anymore.
I don't think there is enough educational programming, but unfortunately, television is built around advertising and those shows don't get the big ratings.
I don't think the players play with the same desire they once did.
There aren't enough good journalists. There are too many who really weren't groomed to be reporters and, as a result, some of the reporting is shallow.
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