Drew’s Morning Dish — Fri., April 19

April 19, 2013 | Drew Forrester

LOL at Dick Ebersol, the former chairman of NBC Sports who now pays for his various homes and country club memberships by “advising” the same company on sports and their Olympics coverage.

Last night, he had the nerve to blast the Orioles of all people with regard to the September 5th “issue” in Baltimore that kept the Ravens from hosting the season opener and sending them to Denver instead.

Ebersol knows the truth, but he can’t say it.

His buddy Roger Goodell and his pals at NBC are the only ones to blame.

Last season, NBC reached out to the NFL and said, “We need a favor…please talk to the Giants and Cowboys about moving the traditional Thursday night opener to Wednesday so we can cover the Democratic National Convention on Thursday” and the league quickly made that happen.

Now, when the roles are reversed and it’s the NFL who needs a one-time favor from NBC in allowing the Thursday opener to be moved to Wednesday so Baltimore can host the game on September 4, suddenly “Thursday is just too important to give up”.

These imposters like Ebersol crack me up.

And then they blame the Orioles instead of just speaking the truth.

“We don’t really care about the Ravens or Baltimore enough to take an extra step or two for either of them…”

Then again, the powers at NBC are the ones who removed the words “under God” from the Pledge a few years back when they were televising a U.S. Open golf special and had some Washington D.C. school children recite the Pledge at the beginning of the show.

If they can do something as reprehensible as that, they can do anything.


Take a sip of your morning coffee and then read this…


Mike Rice of Rutgers – the disgraced basketball coach who was finally outed AND ousted for his unprofessional and bizarre behavior – got $475,000 for getting canned two weeks ago.

Let me spell that out for you:  Mike Rice of Rutgers got a FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR going away present from Rutgers.

And you’re wondering what’s wrong with our country?

There you have it.

He didn’t get $47,500, which you and I would consider to be a whopping amount of money in a one-time payment of any kind.

He got ten times that much.



It would appear the career of Derek Jeter is just about over in New York.

That’s a shame.

Years from now when we start sifting through the names of athletes who rose to prominence in the mid 1990’s and later became superstars in their respective sports, Jeter will always be the one who represents major league baseball in that discussion.

You can have Tiger Woods.  And your friend can have Kobe Bryant.

I’ll take Derek Jeter over both of them in terms of his service to the game and his personal reputation.


I keep hearing Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot bellyaching about the events at Towson University.  On one local radio interview, he remarked, “Towson University continues to have their name sullied both locally and nationally over this issue regarding baseball and soccer.”

He’s right.

Because he’s the one who keeps bringing it up.

Except you haven’t heard him on WNST yet.

Perhaps that’s because he’s heard if he comes on with me, I won’t kowtow to him the way the guys on the FM dial did.  Or the way they did on WBAL Radio.

I’ve reached out to his “office” but their email must not work down there.

I’d love to have the Comptroller on my show to ask HIM questions, the way he has asked questions of Dr. Loeschke and Mike Waddell at Towson University.

My first question would be this:  Shouldn’t you be concerned with actually doing the job you’ve been hired by the state to do?


Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself for the next couple of days.