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ESPN should stop televising the NFL’s Super Bowl Media Day

Super Bowl media coverage has long been questionable (read Hunter S. Thompson’s 1974 piece for a list of issues that are still around today), but “Super Bowl Media Day” in particular has provided some of the worst stuff. There have been dumb questions throughout the event’s history (such as “Was it dead mother, blind father […]

fslive

A post-mortem on Fox Sports Live as we know it

Fox Sports Live is dead. It’s kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible. Some may say it’s just pining for the fjords, as the show’s still airing for now and is on Fox’s schedule through at least next Tuesday, and it could even potentially […]

KLAS dispute

More than 350,000 Cox customers in Vegas face a potential Super Bowl blackout

Upwards of 350,000 people in Las Vegas may have to resort to workarounds in order to watch the Super Bowl. That’s thanks to an ongoing carriage dispute between local CBS station KLAS-TV owner Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Cox Communications, which led to Cox customers seeing KLAS vanish from their channel lineup Saturday after the two […]

Holly Rowe

Holly Rowe is undergoing surgery for a new tumor

ESPN reporter Holly Rowe is facing some health concerns. Rowe announced in a statement Tuesday that she’s undergoing surgery to have a tumor removed: “I wanted to share some personal news as I face a new challenge ahead. In May, I had a tumor in my chest removed and I have recently learned that there […]

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson-owned newspaper backs Adelson-driven Las Vegas stadium project

The mystery of who bought The Las Vegas Review-Journal wrapped up in December with Fortune breaking the news that it was casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, and now we’re perhaps starting to see some of Adelson’s impact. The newspaper’s editorial board strongly endorsed the $1 billion proposal for a new, domed stadium at UNLV to host […]

NHL ASG Nashville

NHL All-Star Game pulls best overnight rating ever on NBCSN

There were plenty of talking points in the lead-up to Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, including the 3-on-3 format and John Scott’s inclusion/omission/inclusion, and that appears to have translated into ratings. NBC announced Monday that the game pulled in a 1.17 overnight rating, the best in the history of all-star games on NBCSN (and predecessors OLN/Versus): […]

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