Wednesday, January 2, 2019
New Year's Six Rating Lower Despite Strong Rose Bowl Figure
The CFP semifinals saw a sharp drop in viewership this year, as both games saw lopsided scores early on and did not have the benefit of airing on New Year’s Day.
Teams' Distance From Santa Clara Hurts Market For CFP Title Game
TicketIQ's founder said, "It will be interesting to see if it’s completely sold through. ... There’s a pretty good chance it doesn’t sell out or there’s empty seats."
Fritz Pollard Alliance Has No Issue With NFL's Black Monday Firings
While the NFL "probably won't have eight minority head coaches again" in '19, there "should be at least four or five."
Dolphins' Organizational Changes Reflect New Direction For Team
Chris Grier is "either an inspired promotion" by Stephen Ross or a "symbol of why the more things change inside the Dolphins, the more they finish 7-9."
ESPN Keeping McFarland In Booth For Colts-Texans Wild Card
The net was said to be so pleased with the three-man booth for Broncos-Raiders, it decided to stick with it for its only playoff telecast.
Sources: Pac-12 Offering 10% Equity In Conference To Private Investors
Broadcast rights, sponsorship rights, merchandising and all other commercial assets "would be consolidated under the umbrella of 'Pac-12 NewCo.'"
Crew Officially Staying In Columbus With Haslam-Led Ownership
The city of Columbus and state of Ohio have "moved to dismiss a lawsuit against MLS and the team."