Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Chief Medical Officer: NFL Remains Opposed To Postseason Bubble
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills "pointed out that since the start of training camp 12 weeks ago, the league has had just 100 positive cases."
NBA Playoff Viewership Decline In Line With Other Properties
The complete NBA postseason across ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV averaged 3.038 million viewers for 83 games, a 37% drop from last year.
Cuban, Megyn Kelly Debate NBA's Relationships With BLM, China
Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban said, “BLM the hashtag -- the founders -- is completely different than BLM the movement.”
New Orleans Mayor Has No Timeline For Saints' Fan Attendance
New Orleans has plans to possibly loosen restrictions in Phases 3.2 and 3.3 later this month, but fans at Saints games "would still not be allowed."
Sources: Stars Employees To Be Furloughed For Second Time
The furloughs come with an "undetermined end, likely dependent on a more firm date for the 2020-21 NHL season, which right now has a tentative Jan. 1 target."
State Farm Flexes Creativity In '20 With Sports Marketing Strategy
The Jake from State Farm character recently has become "nearly as recognizable as his campaign's co-stars" in Chris Paul, Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.
TIDES Report Shows NFL's Hispanic Population Lags Far Behind U.S.
According to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, "only eight of the 1,657 players (0.5%) for which there is data in 2019 were Hispanic or Latino."