Shaq signing with Celtics makes a winner out of David Stern
Who's the happiest pro sports commissioner today:
Bud Selig, who watched as Mark Cuban's bid at auction for the Texas Rangers fell short;
David Stern, who must be ecstatic over what has happened to the Celtics-Lakers rivalry with Boston's signing of Shaquille O'Neal:
or Roger Goodell, who spent Wednesday in
a pizza oven Ashburn, Va., aswering questions about Albert Haynesworth and conditioning tests and gets to follow it up today with questions about Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in Latrobe, Pa.?
While no one is upset that Nolan Ryan will be a baseball owner (although Bob Gibson would be better), you have to admit Cuban would have been far more entertaining, if only for the tweets.
Instead, shortly after 1 a.m., Selig missed out on a great opportunity to make a boatload of dough with owner fines and got Ryan, who said his "emotional roller coaster" ride ended. Sigh.
Goodell, a day after being asked about Super Bowls in Washington and conditioning tests and Santana Moss, faced questions about Roethlisberger, the guy he's suspended at the start of the season. At least it's cooler there.
The winner? Stern. If only for the possibilities this presents:
hello green town. ok what u got 4 nicknames? make um good
August 5, 2010; 12:03 PM ET
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