Monday, July 02, 2007

Shame on NBC

This is a sad day for both the tennis world & my good friend/colleague. NBC fired 78-year-old tennis icon Bud Collins via voicemail after 35 years of employment. Tennis will never be the same! Bud is truly one of a kind!

Since the announcement, a photo of Bud & me "stolen" from my blog of has been popping up all over the internet.

Frank Deford wrote a good article for SI about the network's error.

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Charles Elmore writes, "What NBC would prefer to describe as a tribute-filled TV "retirement" for Bud Collins on the air Sunday sounds a little different coming from Collins."

Other good articles about Bud's contribution to the sport of tennis.
USA Today article
Sun-Sentinel article
On the Baseline article

Click on the link if you'd like to express your dismay to NBC.