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  1. NBC is putting lots of $$$ into Junior. http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2017/07/24/dale-earnhardt-jr-to-join-nbc-sports-groups-nascar-coverage-in-2018/
  2. The Miz is on year 12 being on the main roster. Outside of his original wrestling training, he has basically only worked Vince (or a Vince approved developmental) and is likely to only work for Vince. I can only think of Mark Henry is a Day 1 WWF/E Guy and nowhere else. He's in, especially when it's the company's own thing.
  3. 1- Any initial income strategy should not be charging for tryouts. These seem to be the only way these leagues generate the small revenue they do. They traffic on hope from the prospective "players" and you. 2- This league is on record stating that their (old) revenue model needed 12-15,000 fans paying an average ticket of $50. 50 f'n dollars for sh!tty football. The academy calling itself "The Spring League" cannot get 250 people charing $39 and a handful of indoor teams folded in the last two weeks due to poor quality and even poorer attendance.
  4. Ramona, Windhorst and McMenamin combine on a new article. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20127818/nba-weeks-dysfunction-surrounding-kyrie-irving-trade-demand Excerpt:
  5. Both of you, this is not a start, but rather just another lead investor/owner in an ongoing process EIGHT years old. They are publicly held, so if you researched it, they've not reported revenues for years, were evicted from their HQ near Sarasota for not paying rent (as well as failing to create promised jobs and hotel nights for a tax break) and still owe the state of Delaware back taxes. So why be positive? In February 2016, they announced a letter of intent from a seemingly fictional "Asian Global Capital, Ltd." for $100M in capital which never occurred. Prior to that in September 2015, they announced a $15M investment from a "Clairemont Private Investment Group, LLC", which was just a dude with a home business in a Houston suburb, and that dude was supposed to also get a franchise. Guess what? That fell through and MLFB had the gall to sue even though they couldn't afford an attorney. From their March 2017 filing:
  6. There's gonna be a newness factor at play, but the team still must field a competent squad from the jump. It'll help those far north of Carson, on the 405, but there's now a basic "dividing line" which could be muddled up more for the Galaxy if San Diego receives a franchise themselves.
  7. So Uncle Drew is really a "snowflake"? Wow.
  8. Their stock is 4 cents/share. If one invested $1,000, you're likely able to commit a hostile takeover of a $hitshow. Note they are a bit late on their latest filings. Plus, THEY'VE NEVER MET THEIR OWN DEADLINES!!!
  9. Goodbye Vice Sports. http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/vice-media-layoffs-global-video-1202502249/
  10. Mallory went to Newhouse and spent time at SI as the NCAA football editor there before Grantland and The Ringer. She really seems she would rather be in entertainment than sport as she was more interested in talking about "Lost" years ago in the SI college football podcast when Stuart Mandel was at SI.
  11. Because The Grove is borderline overrated and you don't $hit where you eat.
  12. We're less than 100 days away from the Week 0 games and might as well start it now with the news that Bob Stoops is retiring from Oklahoma effective immediately with OC Lincoln Riley, age 33, taking over. http://m.newsok.com/source-ou-coach-bob-stoops-retiring/article/5551964?rotator=true
  13. Y'alls problem is that FOX Sports GO and the app are embarrassing bad yet y'all are just not that web savvy (not calling y'all dumb).
  14. Cheating? He spent nine years in the bing. Yea, that's a cheater. Whatever you think of the 1994-95 trial (if you were actually alive), he didn't "cheat" any American when a main prosecution witness purgers himself and a jury thought the prosecution failed to do their job. Are you equally concerned (tongue in cheek, cause you're likely not) with Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman?
  15. But for the last 50 years, they can only be good (8+ wins) if... A. The QB is a member of the Manning Family. B. They overtly cheat.
  16. https://sports.yahoo.com/hugh-freeze-resigns-ole-miss-school-discovered-call-escort-service-234821463.html
  17. And the Ole Miss chancellor is Jeffrey Vitter, whose brother, former Louisiana U.S. Senator, David Vitter also used hookers and was part of the DC Madam scandal! http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/elections/article_e0860489-1ffa-593d-ba67-bf46e287c02f.html
  18. The new TV and apparel money has kicked in. Windhorst is correct in that there isn't a new revenue stream coming in but for them partnering up with a sports gambling company and there's no real time frame for that to become legal.
  19. Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss. https://mobile.twitter.com/OleMissFB/status/888182930476081152
  20. The Buccaneers did the same thing for Raymond James Stadium, but you got your money back after10 years. For most STHs, year 11 and getting the refund coincided with the recession in '07-10.
  21. PSLs for new Warriors arena announced. http://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/article/Warriors-new-offer-Season-tickets-for-30-years-11300137.php#photo-13266154
  22. Fox Business is in 30M more households than FS2.
  23. The Eldora ratings have fallen over 50% since the 2013 debut on SPEED. USMNT will easily get 40% more viewers.
  24. Gannett has made a similar banner change to the digital versions of The Tennessean in Nashville, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and AzCentral, digital home of The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic to the "USA Today" font.
  25. A CNBC analyst heard Simmons' podcast last week with James Andrew Miller and Bryan Curtis regarding ESPN and responded to his allegations of John Skipper and the Disney management. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/14/bill-simmons-wrong-about-how-espn-blew-it-in-digital-commentary.html