A few weeks ago, I had a meeting with a high-ranking Canadian TV sports executive.
I've already been black-balled by Canadian network television for, in the words of another exec I once worked for, being "too opinionated" and "hurting our brand" by critiquing events such as the Olympics and teams like the Blue Jays and Leafs. ("What does that leave me?," I asked the big boss man," Ripping the high school girl's volleyball team down the street?")
Anyway, having nothing to lose, I offered up an opinion on the current state of the Canadian TV sports industry.
"I've got no respect for the business any more," I said, "because it's obvious TV sports executives don't have any respect for it."
In other words, there's a good bet my balls will continue to be painted black.
But the latest example of the lack of respect I referred to?
Word that George ...