Quote of the Day

"There is a stench with the Giants right now. Someone with instant credibility needs to command that organization. I think he's the right fit."
-- ESPN’s Doug Kezirian, on the Giants hiring Dave Gettleman as GM. ("Golic & Wingo," ESPN Radio, 12/29)
Friday December 29, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 78 Print This Issue

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  • Playing The Numbers

    "MNF" hit record-low viewership figures this year and was down 6% from '16

    The NFL’s three primetime game packages saw another round of declines during the ’17 regular season, including a multiyear low for "Thursday Night Football," a record-low audience for "Monday Night Football" and the lowest figure for "Sunday Night Football" in a decade. These results were a surprise to both network and league execs, both of whom expected better viewership coming off of the over-heated presidential race last year. NBC averaged 18.2 million viewers for its “SNF” games, marking the package's lowest figure since ’08, when it averaged 16.6 million viewers. This year also is down 11% from '16, and down 19% from two seasons ago. But while “SNF” was down again, it has actually inc ...

  • Welcome Back

    The Giants reach out to an old friend, naming Dave Gettleman as their new GM.

  • Tapped Out

    Coors Light done as NASCAR's official beer sponsor after 10 years.

  • Party Down South

    The South dominates this year's CFP -- is that actually a good thing for college football?

  • Crossing Into Foul Territory

    MLB to investigate allegations Twins' Miguel Sano sexually assaulted a photographer.

  • Rebel Yell

    UNLV reaps benefits in latest Raiders stadium draft agreement.

  • Follow The Leader

    Panthers' minority owners set to sell along with Jerry Richardson.

  • Behind The Curtain

    Christopher Johnson makes day-to-day impact on Jets despite maintaining a low profile.

  • Weathering The Storm

    New documentary looks at the '67 Ice Bowl from the perspective of the losing Cowboys.

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