Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Four More Years!....of Lobel!

Bob Lobel, WBZ's perennial sports anchor, who had been working without a contract, has re-upped with the CBS station.

Lobel, CBS4 Reach 5-year Deal

'Julio Marenghi, the station’s president and general manager, confirmed that a verbal agreement has been reached with Lobel and his agent, though it’s yet to be signed. “All parties have come to an agreement on a five-year deal, which has four years left in it,” Marenghi said.'

Also, in case you hadn't heard, it was reported at the end of last year that Bob Lobel had reached a settlement in his lawsuit against a cartoonist.

'The libel suit of Channel 4 sports anchor Bob Lobel against the creator, syndicator, and users of the ''Get Fuzzy" cartoon quietly ended in Norfolk Superior Court last Tuesday when a stipulation of dismissal was filed by Lobel's attorney, Harry Manion. A joint statement said, ''The parties have settled the matter to their mutual satisfaction. The defendants did not intend to suggest that Bob Lobel has ever been intoxicated while on the air, and apologize to him for any harm caused him by the publication of the 'Get Fuzzy' cartoon. The terms of the settlement are confidential." The amazing thing is that it took lawyers for the various parties more than six months to figure out how to say, ''I'm sorry."'

The New Bedford Standard Times, also issued an apology.

Our Apology to Sportscaster Bob Lobel

If you would like to see the cartoon, as it was originally printed, this Sports Law Blob has it posted.

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