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Judgment Calls
Edited by Richard Demak
June 29, 1992
[Thumb Down]To basketball great Bill Russell, who has refused to sign autographs for 28 years, for signing an agreement with a sports memorabilia company to autograph such items as 8x10 glossies, which will sell for $295. As part of the deal, Russell will continue to refuse to sign his name for free.
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June 29, 1992

Judgment Calls

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[Thumb Down]To basketball great Bill Russell, who has refused to sign autographs for 28 years, for signing an agreement with a sports memorabilia company to autograph such items as 8x10 glossies, which will sell for $295. As part of the deal, Russell will continue to refuse to sign his name for free.

[Thumb Down]To ABC Sports, for its disjointed coverage of the U.S. Open. It relied too much on taped shots, file footage of previous Opens at Pebble Beach—did Tom Watson or Tom Kite win this year?—and the ill-prepared Brent Musburger.

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