It’s been another busy week in sports media. We’re here to recap the biggest news and events that took place and share some of our best work from the week that was. Without further adieu:
It’s time to say goodbye to Cialis and Viagra ads during NFL games. The owners of the products are pulling out after contributing more than $50 million in ads during the 2016 season.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie filled in for Mike Francesa on WFAN and got into it on-air with a caller. After the caller called out Christie for his beach scandal, the fill-in host called him a “communist.”
Mark Schlereth has become the latest former ESPN personality to join FS1 and Fox Sports. Schlereth will contribute to NFL coverage for the network.
After testing the waters on Comedy Central with its Barstool Rundown show, Barstool Sports has had conversations with FS1 about doing a late-night show.
Fox is still widely hooked on the idea debate shows are the future and want to focus the discussion on Fox aired sports. They’re probably not right.
The FTC challenged the merger because it claimed it will create a monopoly. FanDuel didn’t want to deal with the FTC and walked away from the potential agreement.