Jim Nantz to Golf Magazine about the coverage of his divorce:
“I feel like the whole thing was so misrepresented. It’s really hard to believe what came out publicly and how salacious it sounded. It left me feeling really distrustful of everything I read or hear.
“I heard people I’m close to speculating on the radio about the divorce and ridiculing and laughing about some things that were written that just weren’t true. I thought, ‘Gosh, you know me better than that. I would never do that. How could you do this? Where is the sensitivity?’”
Where is the sensitivity? I wonder if Nantz’s wife was thinking that when she found out about his 20-something mistress. Read more…
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES sports media critic Tom Jones reports this week on the astonishing conflict of interest involving CBS announcer Jim Nantz for this Sunday’s AFC Championship game telecast:
(Not the commercial. I think. Wait, maybe it is. Help!)
How in the world can CBS let NFL announcer Jim Nantz do a television commercial with Colts quarterback Peyton Manning? The two are in an ad for Sony televisions. Nantz calls games in which Manning plays and will call next weekend’s AFC Championship Game in which Manning will play.
Why should we trust anything Nantz has to say about Manning ever again? Even if Nantz has every right to defend Manning after a play, why should we believe him after assuming the two hung out together and socialized during a commercial shoot? It’s a blatant conflict that CBS shouldn’t have allowed and Nantz shouldn’t have agreed to do.
Delusional fans are already conspiratorial enough when it comes to announcers without CBS allowing Nantz to yuk it up with the best player on the field during the telecast.
Richard Deitsch of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED followed up on Jones’ piece by getting reax from Nantz.
The CONNECTICUT POST breaks down the divorce settlement of Jim and Lorrie Nantz, which the presiding judge claims was not impacted by Nantz cheating on his ex-wife with a 29-year-old woman.
The total alimony and support award of $916,000 a year is somewhat less than the more than $1.5 million Lorrie Nantz had been seeking in alimony and child support.
In addition, the judge required Nantz to turn over the couple’s six-bedroom home on Imperial Avenue in Westport to his ex-wife along with all the furnishings. She also will get the condominium on Terra Nova Circle in Westport occupied by her mother.
He retains the contract on a $1 million condo in Deer Valley, Utah.
Nantz must also pay $70,000 toward the country club membership of his wife’s choice.
Nantz still has the option of fighting the judge’s decision, so now the question is, will he?
The STAMFORD ADVOCATE has the painful details of Jim Nantz’s divorce proceeding last week, Daniel Tepfer’s lede:
Watching the Jim Nantz divorce trial was like seeing a car crash — you just couldn’t look away. Clutching a pair of reading glasses in his hands, the 50-year-old Nantz teared up at times as he described his wife’s foibles that he claims led up to the breakdown of their marriage
(Lorrie, Jim Nantz divorcing after 26 years of marriage)
Nantz had been married 26 years to wife Lorrie before asking for a divorce last year. The sportscaster cried as a he told Superior Court Judge Howard Owens that his wife’s “excessive spending and lack of support” was the reason for the split.
That lack of support apparently led the 50-year-old Nantz to take up with a 29-year-old girlfriend. Read more…