Quote of the Day

"Don't care if Musburger is nearing the end, or if he identified himself as Kirk Herbstreit. Game feels bigger with him."
– The Detroit News' Bob Wojnowski, on ESPN's Brent Musburger calling the Vizio BCS National Championship game. (TWITTER.com, 1/6)
Tuesday January 7, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 79 Print This Issue

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  • Seminole Wind

    Birmingham led all markets with a 55.8 local overnight rating for FSU-Auburn

    ESPN earned a 15.3 overnight rating for Florida State’s 34-31 win over Auburn in last night's Vizio BCS National Championship game, down 2.5% from the network’s 15.7 overnight for Alabama's blowout of Notre Dame last year. However, FSU-Auburn is up 11% from a 13.8 overnight for Alabama-LSU in ’12. Last night's game was down 5% from the '11 title game, which saw Auburn beat Oregon on a last-play game-winning field goal. Birmingham led all markets with a 55.8 local rating for FSU-Auburn, followed Jacksonville (31.1), Knoxville (26.6), Atlanta (25.8) and Orlando-Daytona Beach (24.9). When the game’s  “Megacast” coverage on ESPN2 and ESPNews is included, the game drew a 15.7 overnight ( Austin Kar ...

  • Coaches' Corner

    High praise for ESPN's "Film Room" portion of BCS Megacast.

  • Battle Of Wounded Knee

    Lindsey Vonn's withdrawal from Sochi could have a significant impact on her sponsors, Team USA.

  • The More The Merrier?

    Wild Card weekend is the most-viewed on record as NFL mulls expanded playoff bracket.

  • Taking The Next Step

    NFL retirees seek court approval of concussion settlement.

  • Youth Is Served

    NAPA signs on with budding star Chase Elliott for Nationwide Series sponsorship.

  • Green With Envy

    PGA of America to expand features with Samsung.

  • When Art Imitates Sports

    "Bronx Bombers" play targeting sports fans with extensive local ad campaign.

  • A Long December

    Average bowl attendance of 48,793 is lowest since '78-79.

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