Last night, after returning home from my once-every-five-years visit to a college basketball game (have you heard that some of the players are actually getting paid?), I opened a file I had received last August with an official list of all NFL quarterbacks entering the 2017 season, ranked by average annual contract value. Combining that [more]
Edward “Robbie” Robinson was booked on three felony charges Friday night.
Deaf-blind football fan at Barcelona vs Girona Amazing video was shared on social media on Saturday night during the Barcelona vs Girona match. Colombian football fan Jose Richard, who is both deaf and blind, was in attendance at the Camp Nou. With the help of his aide, Cesar Daza, Jose Richard is able to enjoy the match […]
? Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger Thursday Night Football schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday – Feb. 20 Fox Sports is reportedly looking to make a change to Thursday Night Football, as the network may move Sunday games to boost Thursday as they aim to strengthen their schedule. Show More Summary
ESPN surprised many by putting Kirk Herbstreit in Jon Gruden’s seat for the first night of the draft. Could ESPN’s next surprise be to put Herbstreit in Gruden’s other seat? No, not QB Camp (although that would be another clue). Herbstreit’s sudden, prominent role in ESPN’s biggest offseason NFL show could lead to a prominent [more]
The podcast crew is back with another sports media roundtable. Subscribe on iTunes! This week, Ben Heisler is joined by Andrew Bucholtz, Joe Lucia, and Matt Yoder to discuss some of the biggest headlines in sports media. 1:48 – Are we...Show More Summary
With Jon Gruden returning to the Oakland Raiders, most of the attention regarding ESPN replacing him on its NFL coverage has focused on the Monday Night Football broadcast. (We’ve also wondered if the network might keep Gruden’s QB Camp...Show More Summary
Sunday will see the return of TV's No. 1 show among adults 18-49, and no, we're not talking about Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, This Is Us or Sunday Night Football. Once again, the top series in TV remains The Walking Dead, which averaged a 7.0 demo rating last year in live-plus-7, putting...
Thursday Night Football is here to stay, for at least the next five years. With FOX paying $550 million per year (maybe more, depending on which reports are to be believed) for the privilege of televising 11 of the games on a broadcast network, the series continues to justify its existence by generating big revenue. [more]
Before Sunday Night Football moved from NBC, one man served as the play-by-play announcer for the full 18 years that the games were played on ESPN. That man, Mike Patrick, will end his 36-year run at ESPN on Thursday night. “It’s wonderful to reflect on how I’ve done exactly what I wanted to do with [more]
Change sport Neymar may be one of the biggest names in world football, but the award of best player belongs to Lionel Messi, who broke yet another record by scoring against Chelsea last night in the Champions League – albeit a personal one that many people have focused on too much. Now, according to Thierry […]
Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lotShow More Summary
The NFL now knows who its TV partner will be for the next five years of Thursday Night Football after agreeing to a deal with FOX worth more than $3 billion. But the league will make a little more money when it finds a streaming partner. Four giants in the space — Amazon, YouTube, Twitter [more]
Going year-by-year for Thursday Night Football streaming rights has worked out well for the NFL so far, with Twitter paying $10 million for those rights in 2016 and Amazon boosting that to $50 million for 2017. Recode’s Kurt Wagner reports...Show More Summary
Two of the marquee NFL color commentary jobs are available, and Peyton Manning has his choice of either one of them. ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth hasn’t found its replacement for Jon Gruden, and FOX hasn’t said who will call its new Thursday Night Football package. But Manning would be the top choice for both [more]
Digital giants YouTube, Amazon, and Twitter may reportedly tender bids worth hundreds of millions of dollars for streaming rights to the NFL's Thursday Night Football broadcasts in a deal that could ultimately last up to five years. The...Show More Summary
Big changes coming?
With Jon Gruden now in Oakland, ESPN needs a new Monday Night Football color commentator. And with the ink dry on a new Thursday Night Football package, Fox could use a game analyst of its own. Well, it sounds like the two networks have their eye on the same guy. Show More Summary
The draft is coming to FOX. For at least five years, according to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal. The duration hardly is coincidental; FOX recently secured the rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years. Per Ourand, the price for televising the draft is built into the overall price paid by FOX for [more]
Thierry Henry on Marcus Rashford On Sky Sports’s Monday Night Football show, Marcus Rashford was the focus of attention for Thierry Henry. Man United were beaten 1-0 at Newcastle last weekend. Matt Ritchie was the hero for the Magpies. Rashford missed the game at St James’ Park with a thigh injury picked up in the Huddersfield match. […]