Quote of the Day

"Between the electronic ticketing system and the president it’s just devastating."
-- CFP title game attendee Adam Cohen, on standing in line for more than two hours to enter Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 1/9)
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Vol. 24 — No. 84 Print This Issue

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  • Rising Tide

    Alabama-Georgia is up 9% from a 15.3 last year for Clemson's win over Alabama

    Alabama's 26-23 OT win over Georgia in the CFP title game last night delivered a 16.7 overnight rating across ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU, marking the second-best figure for any ESPN telecast on record. The only telecast to earn a higher figure was the inaugural CFP title game in '15, when ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPNews combined for an 18.8 rating for Ohio State-Oregon. Alabama-Georgia is up 9% from a 15.3 last year for Clemson's last-second win over Alabama, and up from a 16.0 for Alabama-Clemson two years ago. ESPN by itself drew a 16.0 for the game, up from a 15.3 last year and a 15.8 two years ago. The final BCS title game -- Florida State-Auburn on ESPN in '14 -- drew a 15.3 overnight. Last night's game peaked at an 18.4 rating from 9:45-10:00pm ET. It ...

  • Presidential Treatment

    Trump's CFP cameo left some fans waiting more than an hour to get into stadium.

  • I Can't Stand The Rain

    Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof issues persist as water leaks from ceiling before title game.

  • Come Together

    Pyongyang poised to send athletes to Olympics after meeting with South Korean officials.

  • Playing Hard Ball

    Van Gundy, Kerr latest coaches ripping ESPN for quoting LaVar.

  • Father Knows Best?

    Latest incident may force Lakers to deal with LaVar Ball more forcefully than in the past.

  • Clash With Reality

    Intel will provide VR content during the Pyeongchang Games for 30 events.

  • Show Me What You Got

    Overwatch League, Twitch sign two-year streaming rights deal.

  • Play The Action

    Indiana lawmakers says MLB, NBA want in on sports betting.

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