Quote of the Day

"Taking domestic violence seriously is the right thing to do. But boy, does this feel like it’s awfully convenient."
-- ESPN's Mike Greenberg, on the NFL suspending free agent K Josh Brown for six games while the Ezekiel Elliott case remains unresolved. ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 9/8)
Friday September 8, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 258 Print This Issue

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  • Slow Out Of The Gate

    NBC drew a 14.6 overnight rating for the Chiefs' 42-27 win over the Patriots, marking the lowest-rated NFL Kickoff game since '09, when Titans-Steelers drew a 13.8 overnight. Chiefs-Patriots is down 12% from a 16.5 rating for Panthers-Broncos last season, and down 18% from a 17.7 for Steelers-Patriots two years ago. NBC did get a primetime win last night. Providence led all markets with a 35.6 local rating, followed by K.C. at a 35.5 and Boston at a 35.0. Denver (20.6) and New Orleans (20.4) rounded out the top five markets. On top of the Chiefs pulling away late in the game, coverage of Hurricane Irma on cable news networks and the Weather Channel also likely cut into the NFL figure. Fox Sports VP/Research, League Operations & Strategy ...

  • Facing The Music

    Roger Goodell unsurprisingly gets a less than warm welcome at Gillette Stadium.

  • Show Me What You Got

    New NFL ad campaign aims to remind viewers of the sport's entertainment value.

  • Cashing Out

    UFC valued at nearly $5B after Fertittas sell remaining stake.

  • Spirit Of The Games

    Sources: LA '28, USOC agree to joint marketing rights venture.

  • Soar Like A Eagle

    Stephens, Keys showing that the future is now for U.S. tennis.

  • Locked Out

    Chris Hansen's latest KeyArena idea deemed too late to consider.

  • Fish In A Barrel

    San Jose's SAP Center unveils a 2,000-gallon aquarium complete with real sharks.

  • Play Me A Country Song

    Titans GM Jon Robinson dishes on what he'll be doing Week 1.

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