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Johnny Weir was the star of the Olympics for NBC: http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2014/02/johnny-weir-breakout-star-of-2014.html
1 week, 6 days ago on Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are moving to Access Hollywood
The Pac-12 is in its own worst enemy here. The ratings for the late-night games have been huge because there's no competition. Ridiculous that they're complaining about 730pm local starts - give me a break. They're the only conference that complains like this and they need the exposure the most. I also don't get their aversion to Fox Sports 1 - it would be in their best long-term interest to help beef up that network. Instead, they whine & complain and keep a top 15 matchup like Stanford/UCLA from the channel.
I wrote about this in October. If the Pac-12 wants anyone to blame for the East Coast bias, it should be in the mirror: http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2013/10/week-9-college-football-picks-why-pac.html
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Pac 12 wants better TV times for games, earlier bedtimes
You missed the TRUE brilliance: CBS was beating the NFL Network every Thursday night. They eliminated the competition! Why do you think CBS is paying only $250 million for 8 games, when ESPN pays that for 2 games? The package was made specifically for CBS to increase Thursday night ratings -- that package will eventually migrate to broadcast while the NFL Network will focus on another night (hello Tuesday!)The whole conspiracy theory is here: http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2014/02/conspiracy-theory-cbs-nfl-and-big-bang.html
1 month ago on NFL has its cake and eats it too with billion dollar revenue push
Fox had WAY more incentive to get people to watch New Girl than Fox Sports Live. I don't even think Menifee mentioned it as they were signing off, though there was a graphic on the screen.I'm pretty Fox doesn't care about that number. They got the biggest audience for a scripted show in 6 years with New Girl.Not everything has to do with cable sports guys...
1 month ago on Few people made the trip to Fox Sports 1 after the Super Bowl
Yikes, talk about missing the forest for the trees.
If the NFL wanted a real minor league, they could blow college football out of the water tomorrow. They don't because they have a minor league in college football that does it all at $0 cost for them. http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2014/01/roger-goodell-modern-day-american-tyrant.html
1 month ago on Why College Sports Prevail Over Minor Leagues: Brands Matter
Packers. The other 3 possibilities (SF/Denver/Cowboys) are guaranteed ratings on any Sunday. The opener doesn't need that much juice...and Aaron Rodgers/GB is more than enough star power.
SF will start at home anyway for the new stadium.
1 month ago on Ranking Seattle's potential opponents for the 2014 season opener
@PrimeNY711 He has been wearing gloves all year
1 month ago on Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast grades
Aikman was brutal. He's become the SNL version of Dan Fouts, as he just states the obvious. "Pete Carroll has to be awfully happy," was his insight going into halftime. Everyone else was fine, but Aikman stood out for being terrible.
At this point, it's worth asking the management of 1090 AM THE MIGHTY why exactly they endorse..."
1 month, 1 week ago on Dan Sileo has been hired by a San Diego sports talk station
@ChrisNH I like that he said he never wrote anything for page views, and then wrote a 2,000-word apology for page views.
1 month, 1 week ago on Why the narrative on Grantland's Dr. V story shifted, and what lessons that can teach us
I don't know why anyone thought it was a good piece in the first place. Writers just like when writers overwrite stuff these days. It was a hack piece.
"I wish I had immediately recognized the pain many felt about outing the subject in the piece"How hard was it to figure out that someone committing suicide is not a good thing? Deitsch is a moron.
Dude, did you read any of the articles about this? The NFL wants the games on BROADCAST television. There was never a chance of it going to NBCSN or FS1. Not a missed opportunity when it was never possible. Even Turner is highly unlikely:http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Closing-Bell/2014/01/16/TNF.aspx"Turner is considered a long shot since the NFL is looking to expand the Thursday night games onto a broadcast network."
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Losing out on NFL is a huge missed opportunity for NBCSN & FS1
As a UConn/Big East fan, I wrote about their smear campaign in 2012 when they were killing the conference. Still my most-read piece: http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2012/07/does-anyone-care-about-espn-smear.html
This is going to be a bigger problem since they know control the playoff, especially if the Big Ten leaves for Fox. Very troubling.
But here's my question - what Big Ten school in their right mind would leave that conference & the BTN cash cow for the ACC? So very, very strange.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Did ESPN try to help recruit Big Ten schools to the ACC?
Have you ever interviewed for a job?
I got a new job in September. I had been interviewing since July. When anyone at my current job asked if I was thinking about leaving, I would say, "Nope."
What he did is no different than what everyone else in the world does.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Charlie Strong Was Talking With Texas Before Louisville’s Season Was Over
I wrote about this in September and nothing has changed. They have nothing people want to watch and have JV talent. The only thing the have is UFC and college football, and the latter has gone away for 9 months. http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2013/09/is-fox-sports-1-already-failure.html
1 month, 4 weeks ago on It may be time for Fox Sports 1 to panic over this number
It's not going to work: http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2014/01/why-wwe-network-is-much-ado-about.html
1 month, 4 weeks ago on WWE Network launch could be a game changer
And none of that covers what is probably his most replayed call - "Sickest Man in America" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHylWmLDPcs
3 months ago on Verne Lundquist has a new co-favorite event of all-time
My projections are more fun: http://stholeary.blogspot.com/2013/11/better-bowl-projections-bowl-games-i.html
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/201314-Bowl-Projections-6679.html
The Big Bang Theory is over before the NFL starts.
The Voice on Thursday is a repeat.
FS1 drew 1.77 million for Oregon/Washington.
"which usually maxes out at around two million viewers" That's just plain wrong. Only 1 game has done UNDER 2 million on Thursday night. South Carolina on opening night did 3.6 million. http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college-football-tv-ratings/
Does no one at this site have access to Google anymore? The quality across the board has fallen off a cliff in the last month.
I used to complain when all this site did was link to other articles, but at least that's better than factually incorrect drivel.
4 months ago on Will something finally beat the NFL on Thursday?
How is NFL Redzone a great moment for the NFL Network? And who ever considered them "dominant" during the lockout??
These aren't even moments. You basically just listed every event or show they have.
Moments are things like the 2007 game between the Packers & Cowboys. Or the Pats going for 16-0 w/ a simulcast on broadcast tv. Or the Saints/Cowboys game on a Saturday night.
I just did that off of my head in 5 seconds. Do you guys even try on this site anymore? Or have you thrown in the towel on effort and just creating linkbait??
4 months ago on The 8 Biggest Moments in the 10 year history of NFL Network