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Alex Reimer
June 07, 2019 - 9:31 am
Bruce Cassidy wasn’t the only person who blasted the NHL’s putrid officiating during Thursday’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Iconic broadcaster Doc Emrick couldn’t believe what he was seeing, either. Shortly after Tyler Bozak got away with slew-footing Noel Acciari in the third period, leading...
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Alex Reimer
February 11, 2019 - 1:07 pm
The NFL is the most valuable property in television and there isn’t a close second. NFL games accounted for 46 of the 50 most-watched shows on TV last season and ratings increased five-percent over the previous year. Though the NFL has always been a ratings juggernaut, it’s never been more dominant...
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Evan Marinofsky
January 02, 2019 - 10:05 am
According to NBC Public Relations, Tuesday's Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks drew a 1.94 overnight rating, which is the best rating for the event in four years. The game was played at historic Notre Dame Stadium and went down to the wire, with both teams tied heading...
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Alex Reimer
November 23, 2018 - 10:39 am
One of the many knocks against novice “Monday Night Football” analyst Jason Witten is his propensity to figuratively lick the boots of seemingly every NFL owner, coach and player. When Witten isn’t spouting cliches or nonsense –– Ebu! Ebu! Ebukam! –– he’s extolling the virtues of everybody on the...
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Alex Reimer
November 05, 2018 - 11:43 am
NBC was blessed with numerous storylines at its disposal to pump up the masses for the big Brady-Rodgers showdown on “Sunday Night Football.” But amazingly, the Peacock opted to go with a suspect numerology lesson prior to kick-off, devoid of any meaning or purpose. Since both Tom Brady and Aaron...
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Alex Reimer
November 05, 2018 - 9:37 am
Tom Brady, like most all-time great athletes, has had many nicknames bestowed upon him throughout his career. In recent years, TB12 has taken on the GOAT moniker, which prompted the NBC production team to dress up a poor and seemingly unsuspecting goat in TB12 regalia for live shots throughout the...
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Alex Reimer
September 07, 2018 - 10:23 am
One of the central themes of Mark Leibovich’s 350-page foray into the decadent world of professional football, “ Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times ,” is that oftentimes it takes an outsider to unmask the absurdity of a cultural institution that generates $14 billion annually in revenue. The...
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Sara Civian
August 13, 2018 - 11:40 am
NBC Sports released its schedule for the 2018-19 NHL season Monday, with the Bruins slated for 14 appearances on national TV. The first game of their season (Oct. 3) kicks off the debut of “Wednesday Night Hockey” on NBCSN against the Stanley Cup champion Capitals on the road. The rest of Boston’s...
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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2018 - 11:11 am
Tiger Woods finished three strokes back of the eventual British Open winner Francesco Molinari. That doesn't mean he didn't leave his mark. With Woods in contention throughout the final day at Carnoustie Golf Links, and briefly finding himself atop the leaderboard, NBC's television ratings were...
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Alex Reimer
November 06, 2017 - 11:46 am
The NFL has chosen its words carefully when it comes to the issue of players kneeling during the national anthem. While some owners have offered strong repudiations of the movement, most notably Jerry Jones and Bob McNair, the league office has been mealymouthed. On one hand, commissioner Roger...
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