Last night’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, was the highest-rated program of the season, topping the debut of American Idol. The game (which the Colts won 38-34), featured the biggest comeback of all time in a championship game, led by the Colts’ Peyton Manning. The Bears won earlier in the day in the […]
Chicago’s Simeon is in the national spotlight tonight as Chicago’s top high school basketball team plays Oak Hill (Va.) at 8pm on ESPN. Whatever the outcome, we’re pretty much guaranteed that Simeon will draw bigger ratings than last Tuesday night’s Blackhawks-Blue Jackets Crap-O-Rama on Versus.
I don’t mean for this blog to be an obituary page, but it starting to look that way: Another death of a high-profile person who contributed a lot to the medium. This time, it’s Lamar Hunt, one of the founders of the American Football League, and owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, passes at the age of 74. The AFL […]
This is what I posted yesterday in the Comments section of a story about the Chicago Blackhawks firing their head coach:“Everything about this team SUCKS, including the management. Now I can see why the NHL is behind NASCAR, Golf, and “Deal or No Deal” in popularity in this country. I would rather watch a Britney Spears video than this poor […]
With declining audiences for sporting events (particularly baseball) on broadcast TV, a move to cable was bound to happen: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6382167.html?display=Breaking+News This is on top of a deal that gives Turner exclusive rights to the divisional playoff series beginning next year and Sunday afternoon games in 2008.
It was not a good weekend for sports analysts: http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman/publish/cat_index_31.asp http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2628184 Fox fired Steve Lyons for insensitive comments regarding fellow analyst (now Cubs manager) Lou Pinella and his use of Spanish during Game 3 of the ALCS Friday night, while Comcast SportsSouth (not related to Comcast SportsNet) canned former Cane Lamar Thomas for thoughtless comments during that big brawl in […]