Jimmy Cayne Just Wishes Everyone Would Chill Out Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne has sent out a company-wide e-mail, defending his conduct personally and professionally against yesterday’s Wall Street Journal profile that portrayed him as a stoner and kind of a dick (But in an awesome way.) DealBook got ahold of the e-mail: “I remain, as I have been for many years, intensely focused on our business,” Cayne wrote. “Don’t be distracted by the noise. I am certainly not.” Soon after the memo was sent, Bear Stearns employees heard strains of Pink Floyd’s “Hey You” emanating from the corner office.
Are You Ready for Some Football?• Madden NFL ’08 launch party. ESPN Zone, 1472 Broadway, nr. 43rd St., 11 p.m. This year’s version of the beloved game officially goes on sale at midnight; expected guests tonight include football notables Marshall Faulk and Eric Dickerson in addition to Lil’ Jon, Nick Cannon, and the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders. Incidentally, the Eagles may have America’s most homonymic cheerleading team: Members include “Janipher,” “Jennifer,” “Victoria,” “Vittoria,” “Kristie,” and “Kjerski.” These are really their names.