Quote of the Day

"The fact is, huge home HDTVs and the second screens of the NFL Network ‘RedZone’ or the DirecTV package, leaves the current in-stadium experience a distant second, and we’ve not even gotten to PSLs, $100 nosebleeds, $30 parking, $8 beers and the loutish behavior of nearby seatmates."
– ESPN’s Bob Ley, on why NFL teams are struggling to sell tickets. ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 1/5)
Monday January 6, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 78 Print This Issue

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  • A Different Kind Of Lambeau Leap

    Each of the four NFL Wild Card windows saw increases in overnight ratings over the weekend. Fox led the way with a 27.7 overnight for the 49ers’ last-second 23-20 win over the Packers in the late window yesterday, marking a record Wild Card overnight rating for the net. The 27.7 rating is up 17% from Seahawks-Redskins in the same window last year. CBS earned a 20.3 overnight for the Chargers’ 27-10 win over the Bengals in the early window yesterday, up 3% from Ravens-Colts in the same window in ’13. Chargers-Bengals also marks the best figure for an AFC Wild Card in the early Sunday window since NBC earned a 21.9 overnight for Patriots-Browns in ’95. Meanwhile, NBC saw the second-best Wild Card Saturday since the c ...

  • Where To Go From Here?

    What do the struggles to sell Wild Card playoff tickets mean for long-term future of NFL?

  • Change Of Pace

    How will Charlie Strong fill a Texas head coaching role that comes with a need for PR savvy?

  • Mother Russia

    P&G once again launches its "Thank You Mom" campaign for the Sochi Games.

  • Reputation Repairs

    Putin eases ban on public protests around Sochi Games.

  • Standing On Principle

    Sources: Munchak declined Titans' conditional contract offer.

  • Choosing Sides

    ESPN criticized for conflict of interest in Tebow feature.

  • Farewell My Friend

    Baseball world mourns loss of broadcaster Jerry Coleman.

  • Top Of The Heap

    SBJ taps a diverse six-person group for its '14 Champions class.

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