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Volume 27 No. 86

Monday, September 14, 2020

Volume 27 No. 1

NFL's First Weekend Amid Pandemic Called Strange, Eerie

Some coaches complained that the artificial crowd noise pumped into the stadiums still did not provide enough energy for players.

SoFi Stadium's Debut Overshadowed By Absence Of Fans

The Cowboys-Rams "SNF" matchup "didn’t feel big time, but the stadium did." Its "vastness suits the size and ego" of the NFL and L.A.

Fox Experiments With Virtual Fans On Bears-Lions Broadcast

One downside to the virtual fan experience was that there "wasn't much rhythm involved in the incorporation."

Biden Campaign To Air Ads During Each National NFL Broadcast

Tracking firm Advertising Analytics indicates that Biden's ad prebookings, which go through Week 8 of the NFL season, “add up to $25 million.”

Sources: Big Ten Leaders Expected To Vote To Start Fall Football Season

Sources said that "reliable, rapid testing has played a critical role and helped turn the tide in favor of trying to play this year."

Naomi Osaka's Japanese Sponsors Cautious About Her Activism

Osaka's Japanese sponsors have been "muted in backing -- or understanding -- her campaign against racial injustice in the United States."

Notre Dame Welcomes Reduced Crowd Of Majority Students

Total attendance for Notre Dame's ACC opener against Duke was only "about 62% of the 16,000 that Notre Dame would have allowed."