Quote of the Day

"One of the grave dangers stemming from our love of sports is that the sports themselves can become too big to fail. Indeed, even too big to challenge. The result can be erosion of academic values that are replaced by the value of hero worship and winning at all costs. All involved in intercollegiate athletics must be watchful that programs and individuals do not overwhelm the values of higher education."
-- NCAA President Mark Emmert, in describing the sanctions put on the Penn State football program. (ESPN, 7/23)
Monday July 23, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 223 Print This Issue

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  • You've Got To Ern It

    British Open final round overnight up 27% over last year and '10

    ESPN earned a 3.3 overnight Nielsen rating for the 9:00am-2:30pm ET window of the final round of the British Open yesterday, marking the net’s best figure since the event’s weekend rounds moved to cable TV in ’10. The telecast, which saw Ernie Els capture his first major victory since ’02 with a one stroke win over Adam Scott, is up 27% from a 2.6 overnight for the same window last year, when Darren Clarke won by three strokes over Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, and also a 27% gain compared to Louis Oosthuizen’s win by seven strokes over Lee Westwood in ’10. The final round in ’09, when it aired on ABC, earned a 3.9 overnight for Stewart Cink’s playoff win over Tom Watson. Meanwhile, ESPN ...

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