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Volume 23 No. 34

Monday, November 9, 2020

Volume 23 No. 31

Sports amplified its role in this year’s election

While there may not be a need for arenas and stadiums as polling places in future elections, the images of voters lined up to exercise a basic right is one that may long remind those in sports of broader roles they had not previously contemplated.

NFL’s ‘league observer’ program calls an audible

In normal times, the NFL would send employees to games to grade the execution of the fan experience. The league has transformed the “observer” program into a hub-and-spoke model of sharing best practices by phone and video conference.

Producing TV games remotely is here to stay

If producing games during a pandemic has taught television networks anything, it’s that they can do more with less. And that is likely to result in especially tough times for anyone involved with producing games for television.

PR vet Brian McIntyre weighs in on difficult year

“It’s been a hellacious year, but what satisfaction the people at the NBA must have today over being able to pull off what they’ve done,” McIntyre said of the restart at Disney World.

Excerpt from Jim Gray’s new book: “Talking to GOATs”

“To see Brady’s career up close, from almost anonymous to the king of the most popular sport in America, from the 199th pick to the man who can now wear six Super Bowl rings, well, I’ve never seen anything quite like it.”