Promotion and vanity have long been first cousins at ESPN, and one of the annual family outings occurs during the first week of the Monday Night Football schedule. For the past seven years with little exception, ESPN management has assigned broadcasters to the second game of its opening week MNF doubleheader—the so-called “B” game that kicks off at 10 p.m. ET—with little regard for the announcers’ NFL game-calling experience
Wednesday’s Little League World Series telecast, in which Las Vegas, Nevada defeated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 8-1 to advance to the United States Championship game – delivered a record 3.4 overnight rating, making it the highest-rated Little League World Series telecast ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen.
There is a trick to getting a reduction in your cable bill that is well known to people in these parts. If you group your television, internet and cellphone services with one of the two main Ontario providers, Bell or Rogers, every so often you can play one off against the other.
The Dallas Cowboys—America’s team and according to the latest Forbes 2014 NFL franchise valuation, worth an estimated $3.2 billion. Forbes believes the average NFL franchise is now worth $1.43 billion, a 23 percent increase over the league’s 2013 average. The Cowboys, the NFL’s other 31 franchises, and the owners of NBA, MLB and NHL teams, each owe Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer a debt of gratitude. Ballmer’s $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers increased the value of every North American based major league sports franchise. Read the rest at Sporting News