Quote of the Day

"We’re way behind what other cities with NFL teams and major sports complexes are doing."
-- Jacksonville Sports Council President & CEO Rick Catlett, on the city looking to add an entertainment district near EverBank Field. (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 12/26)
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 75 Print This Issue

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  • Stocking Stuffers

    Yesterday's marquee matchup, Cavs-Warriors, saw a 7% drop from '16

    The NBA saw the average overnight rating for its five Christmas Day games jump 21% compared to '16. The games averaged a 3.4 overnight, which included three games on ABC and one each on ESPN and TNT. Last year, there were two games on ABC and three on ESPN. The gains come despite a 7% drop for yesterday's marquee matchup in the 3:00pm ET window on ABC -- Cavaliers-Warriors. That game drew a 5.5 overnight, which is down from a 5.9 for the same game in the same window last year. At 12:00pm, 76ers-Knicks drew a 2.4 overnight, which was ESPN's best figure in that window since Christmas in '12. The extra ABC window yesterday was Thunder-Rockets in primetime, which at a 4.1 overnight was the best NBA Christmas primetime figure since '03. The late ...

  • Wasting No Time

    Panthers expected to be sold by start of next season, though $2.5B price may be ambitious.

  • Dallas Sellers Club

    Seahawks-Cowboys leads NFL games over Christmas weekend.

  • Lasting Impact

    Ravens admit empty seats directly stem from the team's one-time protest during the anthem.

  • Just A Bit Outside

    MLB calls ESPN to gripe about Le Batard-Manfred interview.

  • The Promised Land

    Jazz show off new Nike uniforms inspired by Utah's landscape.

  • Flat Earth Society

    Kryie Irving's new Nike ad includes Gronk, orchestra.

  • The Wrath Of Grapes

    Don Cherry's newfound social media presence has entrenched his status among NHL fans.

  • Oh The Humanity!

    The popular Cards Against Humanity game has fun with independent Illinois baseball team.

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