Our inaugural post!
For the first post in the history of sporlitics, we bring you a story not even Michael Crichton could make up: bigtime networks, world-reknowned stars, cutthroat trading, and...cartoons?
I'll give you Al, but only if you give me...the bunny
Whoever said you couldn't put a price on great broadcast talent? Yesterday, as part of their deal to free Al Michaels from his contract with ABC and allow him to reunite with John "Turducken" Madden, NBC traded away the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald was Walt Disney's first creation, before even Mickey Mouse.
Throw-ins to complete the trade (presumably the equivalent of salary-trades in the NBA) were NBC's rights to the Ryder Cup.
Oswald was not immediately available for comment, but there were reports of 'rolling sounds' near Mr. Disney's gravesite.