Not sure if I’ve seen a bigger bloodletting in a sports department.
The New York Daily News reportedly has fired 12 people from its sports staff, including columnist Mike Lupica, who couldn’t agree to terms on a new contract. In other words, he isn’t willing to take a big pay cut.
Not even sports editor Terri Thompson was spared. She’s gone.
Others include long-time baseball columnist Bill Madden, Filip Bondy, and Wayne Coffey.
Also, my good friend and noted golf and NFL writer Hank Gola is out after 22 years. Gola, though, looked at the bright side.
“Instead of writing my NFL picks column tomorrow, I have a tee time at 8:20,” Gola said.
Hit ’em straight.