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The NFL is praying for a ratings turnaround [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-09-21 14:34:30 by nolu chan
The NFL is praying for a ratings turnaround By Richard Morgan New York Post September 20, 2017 | 10:29pm | Updated s the NFL kicks off Week 3 with Thursday Night Football, team owners, TV networks and Madison Avenue are hoping it can turn around an early-season ratings dip. Ratings in Weeks 1 and 2 were down 12 and 15 percent, respectively, according to Nielsen. To be sure, saturation TV coverage of Hurricane Irma sapped some eyeballs from football during the first week of play. Still, nine of the 13 NFL windows in the season-to-date posted viewership declines, Sports Media Watch reported. Week 2 might have still been disrupted by carryover impacts from the ...
NFL Ratings Down Big on Opening Night Amid Renewed Anthem Protests
Post Date: 2017-09-09 22:09:40 by Tooconservative
The NFL opened its 2017 season Thursday night, in much the same way that it played out the 2016 season. The game featured the team that won the final game of the year last season, the game was high-scoring with plenty of offense, the game featured an anthem protest, and the leagues ratings went down. The game between the Chiefs and the Patriots drew a 14.6 overnight rating on NBC. That rating is down nearly two full points from last years 16.5 number for the Panthers-Broncos opener, and more than three points down from the Steelers-Patriots opener in 2015. Why, the steep decline? While the ratings have clearly trended down for a number of seasons, last nights game ...
Tim Tebow’s unlikely quest moves to the next level
Post Date: 2017-07-01 13:45:26 by Tooconservative
This is a holiday weekend update on Tim Tebows quest. Full disclosure: Never met him. Hate the Denver Broncos (Sorry, Kevin) even when Tebow starred there and took them to the playoffs. But I love the mans quest and the way the devout Christian quietly but consistently lives it. Most especially, I admire the way Tim Tebow infects other peoples lives positively with his. Im blessed because of my faith, he says, that I dont have to worry about the future because I know who holds my future. After being dropped by Denver and other NFL teams, the athletic young man set out to re-try baseball after too many years to have the best chance. ...
Area Man Tells ESPN to Eff Off
Post Date: 2017-04-19 14:44:08 by Tooconservative
Quick point before I get to the humorous content: The "prestige" media has prestige only because people confer that prestige on it. Stop conceding that prestige, and they're not prestigious any longer. A lot of people take pics and videos and post them. The major networks then ask -- for free -- for rights to republish the photos or videos. Most say yes, just because it's "prestigious" to have a media company use your work (for free!) so long as they give you some kind of minor credit at the bottom of the page. Maybe people should start saying "No," or "Yes, if you pay me a lot of money, assholes." Enter Abdul, who took this amusing photo of ...
NBL player whose eye popped out during a game reveals he could STILL SEE through the dangling orb… and it has been returned to its socket with no lasting damage
Post Date: 2017-01-28 22:01:50 by cranky
New Zealand Breakers forward Akil Mitchell suffered a horrific eye injury His left eyeball popped out of its socket as he challenged for a reboundPlayers, referees and courtside fans were visibly upset by the awful sightMitchell tweeted that he was doing fine and was able to see after the match WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT New Zealand Breakers forward Akil Mitchell has revealed he could still see out of his eye after it popped out of his socket during an NBL game. The American import collapsed on the court in the final quarter on Thursday after contesting a rebound with Taipans centre Nnanna Egwu resulted in his left eyeball coming out of its socket. Mitchell told the Herald he could still ...
HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS!
Post Date: 2016-11-25 14:22:36 by redleghunter
Dak Prescott accounted for two touchdowns, his fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott ran for two more, and the Dallas Cowboys extended their franchise regular- season record with a 10th straight victory, beating the Washington Redskins, 31-26, on Thursday. Click for Full Text!Poster Comment:
Cubs World Series Champions!!!!!!!
Post Date: 2016-11-03 01:29:33 by redleghunter
CLEVELAND -- After a 108-year wait for a World Series championship, the Cubs had to wait just a little longer. Ben Zobrist smacked a one-out tiebreaking RBI double in a two-run 10th inning that lifted the Cubs to an 8-7 rain-delayed victory over the Indians Wednesday night in Game 7. Zobrist was named World Series MVP. Click for Full Text!Poster Comment:Congratulations Chicago Cubs!
Kaepernick Anger Intense in NFL Front Offices
Post Date: 2016-08-31 15:00:00 by ConservingFreedom
[...] "I don't want him anywhere near my team," one front office executive said. "He's a traitor." A traitor? He wasn't alone in the anger directed toward Kaepernick. In interviews with seven team executives, each said he didn't want Kaepernick on his team. This is far from scientific, but I believe this is likely the feeling among many front office executives. Not all. But many. All seven estimated 90 to 95 percent of NFL front offices felt the same way they did. One executive said he hasn't seen this much collective dislike among front office members regarding a player since Rae Carruth. Remember Rae Carruth? He's still in prison for the plot ...
Who Was Ty Cobb? The History We Know That’s Wrong
Post Date: 2016-08-15 12:11:31 by redleghunter
The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on March 7, 2016, during a program on Sports and Character sponsored by the Colleges Center for Constructive Alternatives. Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leaguesmostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athleticsfrom 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful persona racist and a low-down cheat who thought ...
Ken Starr Resigns As Baylor Chancellor Amid Football Rape Scandal
Post Date: 2016-06-01 20:49:15 by Willie Green
Starr, the universitys president until last week, is stepping down as a matter of conscience. ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Baylor University President Kenneth Starr, who last week was demoted to chancellor amid a sexual assault scandal involving the schools football program, has resigned that post. Starrs resignation is effective immediately, according to ESPNs Outside The Lines. Starr said he left his new post as a matter of conscience, according to the outlet. I have to and I willingly do accept responsibility, Starr exclusively told ESPN in an interview that aired Wednesday. The captain goes ...
Baylor Has A Secret Cache Of Baptist Gold That They Use To Pay Recruits
Post Date: 2016-02-26 09:59:57 by Willie Green
VTM's stellar investigative reporters have unearthed this groundbreaking scheme to pay recruits Well, well, well, Bears. In the words of the immortal Johnny Cash, who is lounging on a beach in Bora Bora being definitely not dead, "What has been done in the dark will be brought to the light". We all knew that there was something sketchy going on with your winning ways that came out of nowhere and that thing going on has nothing to do with alleged Navy Seal Art Briles. The vat of Baylor Gold has long been rumored to be true, but our investigative reporter who shall remain unnamed for physical safety has confirmed the existence of the Baylor Gold Vault.You see? Photo. Proof.The ...
What ... USA beat --- the ALL Blacks?
Post Date: 2015-12-04 22:44:28 by BorisY
To: naturalman1975 What? USA beat the ALL Blacks? Admit I do not follow rugby very closely, but know enough about NZ's All Blacks to think they are damn near unbeatable. 7 posted on 12/4/2015 5:29:38 PM by doorgunner69 Poster Comment:The South Africans have beat the ... all blacks - maori --- the Australians suffer endlessly !
The Kansas City Royals Are the Future of Baseball
Post Date: 2015-11-02 15:46:27 by redleghunter
In baseball, power is out. Speed and defense are in. And the Royals play small-ball best Updated on Oct. 15, 7:18 p.m. Sure, the Kansas City Royals are an intriguing tale for the typical rags-to-riches reasons. A team that hasnt made a post-season appearance in 29 years becomes the first team in baseball history to win its first eight games in the playoffs. On Wednesday afternoon, the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, completing a sweep and sending the team to the World Series. But the Royals are more than just an enchanting small-market success story. They represent the changing game of baseball. In the post-steroid era, ...
Lenny Dykstra: I Spied On Umpires, Used Secret Gay Sex [and affairs and gambling] Against Them
Post Date: 2015-10-28 08:03:45 by Tooconservative
Ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra says he spent $500,000 to hire private investigators to spy on MLB umpires and used their secrets -- including affairs and gay sex -- as leverage to get calls during games. Dykstra just spilled his guts on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd on FS1 ... saying he would essentially threaten the umpires to go public with the information unless he got favorable calls. "Their blood's just as red as ours," Dykstra said ... "Some of them like women, some of them like men, some of them gamble ... some of them do whatever." Dykstra says the strategy was effective -- with umpires often shrinking the strike zone for him when he ...
2016 Texas Rangers off season thread [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-10-14 20:03:32 by redleghunter
Some FA pitching decisions to make. Poster Comment:Thought I would get it going.
2015-2016 NHL Season
Post Date: 2015-10-09 06:26:39 by CZ82
2015-2016 NHL Season, anybody want to talk/discuss/brag about their team/s this is the place to do it...
MLB Playoffs 2015 [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-09-30 11:15:11 by redleghunter
Setting up this thread to expand the 2015 MLB playoff discussions beyond the Rangers, Yankees and NY Mets (2015 NL Division Champions) That's right GarySpFc you can posit your Royals stuff here now:) Poster Comment:Open for discussion. I set up a general baseball ping list. Please join it so we don't leave anyone out of the discussion. CZ82 is the co-owner.
Yogi remembered for kindness, wisdom
Post Date: 2015-09-23 09:19:24 by redleghunter
He hoped Yogi Berra would make him a better catcher. That ended up being the least of it. "He made me a better man," Craig Biggio remembered. This is the kind of story you will hear again and again as baseball mourns the passing of one of its greatest players and finest gentlemen. Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90 In the beginning, Yankee fans loved Yogi because he was one of the greatest players ever. He understood the game from every angle. Later, he would become almost as famous for his funny stories and cryptic wisdom. But the people who knew him best always pointed to other things. That he was a kind man with a huge heart. Yes, he had amazing insight ...
The Great Disco Demolition Riot (1979)
Post Date: 2015-09-19 11:52:23 by Deckard
Disco Demolition Night In the late 1970s, disco had a sizable number of vocal and venomous detractors. One notable critic of the genre was Chicago rock radio DJ Steve Dahl, who became popular for his Disco Sucks stance. Knowing that Dahl was popular and people genuinely didnt like disco, the son of the owner of the Chicago White Sox, Mike Veeck, thought that it would be a good promotional idea to host a Disco Sucks night. On July 12, 1979, Dahls listeners could get into the doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers for 98 cents. They were also required to bring a disco record with them because Dahl was going to blow up a pile of disco records. Veeck didnt think ...
(black) Linden football player rips helmet from (white) opponent and bashes his head with it
Post Date: 2015-09-17 08:15:34 by Deckard
A Linden football player was involved in what one website called "one of the dirtiest football plays you'll ever see."During a Friday night game on Sept. 11, a Linden defensive lineman pulled the helmet off of an Immaculata offensive lineman while taking him to the ground during the course of the play. The Linden defender then proceeded to swing the helmet, hitting the Immaculata player in the top of the head before releasing the helmet and letting it fly several yards across the field.UPDATE: Linden football player removed from team following helmet bashingThe identity of the Linden player has not be confirmed.Immaculata Athletic Director Tom Gambino said the two schools ...
Two John Jay football players who appear to have deliberately hit a referee have been suspended
Post Date: 2015-09-07 10:22:47 by cranky
Two John Jay High School football players who appear to have deliberately tackled a referee during a game Friday night, have been suspended from school as well as the team, officials said Sunday. The district released a statement Sunday morning about the event. "This is disturbing," Northside ISD spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said as part of the district's official statement. "It is not the sportsmanlike behavior that we teach our students. We are cooperating fully with the University Interscholastic League with this investigation." Late in Jays 15-9 loss at Marble Falls, one defensive back ran from 7 yards away into the back of an official watching a run play ...
The Gracie Family Jiu Jitsu and the MMA
Post Date: 2015-08-27 07:07:07 by CZ82
Gracies Versus Everybody Many years later, as he stood amid a haze of dry ice in a half-full arena in Portland, Oregon, Roger Gracie imagined the afternoon on the Amazon River when his grandfather Carlos Gracie was introduced to Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese judo master who would instruct Carlos and his brothers in the art of throwing a man to the ground, then using leverage to render him helpless and senseless. Roger had heard the story dozens, if not hundreds, of times, told over and over by members of his formidable bloodline: In that encounter, which took place shortly before World War I in the Brazilian rubber boomtown of Belém, the most powerful and influential fighting style in ...
Charles Haley told 49ers rookies to 'act like the white guys'
Post Date: 2015-07-25 10:22:52 by Justified
Say this for Charles Haley: the man doesn't hold back in conversation any more than he did on the football field. The five-time Super Bowl winner and impending Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee recently spoke to the rookies at 49ers training camp, and delivered some blunt advice. "I know they probably got mad," he said, according to the San Jose Mercury-News, "but I said, Why dont you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people. Why dont you act like that? They all looked at me crazy. Haley acknowledged that he made the statement "for the shock value," regardless of whether it was ...
An eyewitness account of the only death to occur on an NFL gridiron
Post Date: 2015-07-18 11:09:19 by no gnu taxes
Ive never been one for bobblehead toys. I have just one, a Detroit Lions nodder that dates back to the Nixon administration. Its stashed away in some box in the attic, a cheesy, crumbling souvenir that I normally wouldve pitched a long time ago but which I feel an obligation to hold onto. At some point during the afternoon of October 24, 1971, I bought it for my high-school girlfriend (today my wife) at the first sporting event we ever attended together: a game between the Lions and Chicago Bears at Tiger Stadium. However, its a bittersweet token of remembrance. That day Lions end Chuck Hughes died on the field the greatest single tragedy ever to occur at the ...
For Cheat’s Sake
Post Date: 2015-06-05 05:38:56 by Orwellian Nightmare
photo credit: ShutterstockGisele Bundchen and Tom Brady It was, using Edward De Veres words, much ado about nothing. The media didnt think so, called it Deflategate, and one of Americas great sporting heroes, Tom Brady, was pilloried as if he had inflated the beautiful model Gisele Bundchen, his wife, against her wishes. If any of you Takimag readers missed it while on holiday in Albania, Brady and the New England Patriots supposedly deflated the footballs used in the championship game against the Colts so Tom could better find his receivers. The NFL, needless to say, was shocked, shocked that anyone playing professional football in America might bend the ...
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