As Ajax crashed out of Europe on Thursday night, manager Frank de Boer gave a scathing review of the current state of Dutch football in what could be the biggest hint yet that the 43-year-old is ready to quit the Amsterdam giants inShow More Summary
The timing couldn’t have been better for the roaming 24-hour football news streams; Yevhen Konoplyanka’s fine performance against Tottenham in the Europa League on Thursday night setting off the Liverpool social media frenzy once again. It...Show More Summary
Most hashtags on Twitter can be disregarded. Most trends and memes can be ignored. But some do work and one that started late on Thursday night, # TweetAPictureYoullNeverDelete, was an absolute treat. Despite it not being a football-specific...Show More Summary
One of the shocks of the night in the Europa League on Thursday was Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-2 draw at FC Porto. Porto, the former Champions League winners, are one of the toughest teams to face in European football, however Eintracht defied the odds in Lisbon to rally from two goals down to draw 2-2. Porto took a [...]
By Matthew Levy: There are limited reasons to watch cable television now a days, and they only continue to shrink. With CBS (CBS) recently paying hundreds of Millions for 2014 Thursday Night Football, it is clear the sports is one of those key remaining attractions. Show More Summary
While all the talk lately is on The Big Bang Theory moving to a new night in the fall while CBS airs eight Thursday Night Football games, there are two other Thursday night comedies that are making some moves as early as this spring...
In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be moving out of the Nerdvana of Thursday night for a slot earlier in the week. Show More Summary
Riding high after clinching new program-licensing deals and winning the coveted NFL Thursday night football package, CBS Corp. topped Wall Street's profit estimates for the broadcasting company's fiscal fourth quarter.
Question: I read that CBS won the bidding for an exclusive Thursday night NFL game package starting next season. I'm wondering what that means for The Big Bang Theory. It would seem to be an odd choice to disrupt the most popular show on TV from its prime-time slot, even though there's no denying football's ratings, either. Show More Summary
The excellent Egyptian football blogger @King_Fut made a brilliant observation over the weekend noticing how Liverpool FC have managed to get a kit into the Egyptian top flight. Last Thursday night domestic powerhouse Al Ahly claimed a 1-0 win over Ghazl El Mehalla, and the kit worn by the visitors goalie demanded attention. In a strange circumstance, keeper El-Hany [...]
In this week’s podcast, Deadline’s executive editor David Lieberman and host David Bloom look at CBS’ new Thursday night football deal with the NFL; Twitter’s complexity issue with newbies, and Disney’s red-hot quarter fueled by Thor and new franchise Frozen. Show More Summary
CBS has acquired the rights to Thursday Night Football. But what does that mean for The Big Bang Theory? CBS Wins ‘Thursday Night Football’ Rights, ‘Big Bang Theory’ to Monday? first appeared on Rickey.org • The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
Mulligans are a rare commodity in the college football world. Luckily for Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Mark Beard, he was afforded just that. On Thursday night, the school announced that the soon-to-be senior would be transferring...Show More Summary
In securing the rights to the National Football League’s new Thursday night franchise, CBS effectively pulled the rug out from under its broadcast competition. While it’s no secret that NBC has been having a rough time of it on the crucial night, Fox isn’t faring all that well on fall Thursdays, either. Show More Summary
After CBS won the NFL package of Thursday night games, the other major networks will have to regroup as they try to counter a powerful new weapon in CBS's already powerful arsenal.
The National Football League has built Thursday Night Football into a $4 billion brand in just nine years. Or, looked at though the lens of of its 32 owners, a television package that is now conservatively worth $125 million to each team. That is the upshot of yesterday’s announcement that the network will pay $250 [...]
There were a lot of surprises coming out of the NFL's announcement that CBS had picked up half of the package for Thursday Night Football. That Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are suddenly, primarily moved to a primetime package without as much Sunday work. Show More Summary
CBS is ready for some more football.
CBS won the NFL sweepstakes yesterday for an expanded slate of games on Thursday nights. How will the new programming force the network to adjust its plans?
Thursday night NFL football is coming to network television. The NFL had put up for bid the rights of eight early-season Thursday games, and CBS landed the rights for the 2014 season, with an option to extend the agreement for one year...Show More Summary