An amusing story in Sports Illustrated listed what several sports commentators said on air that got them suspended. Bill Simmons was suspended three weeks for criticizing Roger Goodell on the air. Max Bretos received 30 days suspension for the remark “chink in the armor” when he was referring to Jeremy Lin’s play in the NBA. Tony Kornheiser was suspended 2 weeks for his remarks on Hannah Storm’s wardrobe. Teddy Atlas was suspended 2 weeks for arguing with his program director. Keith Oldermann received 2 months for calling Bristol, Connecticut, a god-forsaken place, and Dan LeBatard had to sit out 2 days for renting a billboard mocking LeBron James.I once had to write a letter of apology for saying a certain basketball player took a bad shot in a game that I was broadcasting. I believe when a 6’5″ center shoots a 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds in the game with his team leading by two points was still a bad shot. However, I still wrote the letter of apology. My advice is, “watch what you say when you are on radio or TV”. You may not mean it exactly like it sounds.
The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are set to grow closer with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 am (local time) at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.CAF President, Issa Hayatou and UEFA President, Michel Platini, will sign the MoU of mutual co-operation on development of football in Africa and Europe between the two confederations. The two Presidents will be assisted by Hicham El Amrani, Secretary General of CAF and Gianni Infantino, General Secretary of the UEFA. Also in attedance will be members of the CAF Executive Committee.The MoU which will be valid till July 31, 2015 and open to renewal is meant to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and provide a framework for exchange and dialogue. This will be achieved through the sharing of information, experience and conducting joint technical development programs relating in various fields such as: Coaching, Refereeing, Youth football, Women’s football, Organization of competitions, Administration, Marketing, Media and Social Responsibilities.There will be a press conference to be addressed by the Presidents of CAF and UEFA after signing the MoU at 11h00 (local time).