I bet you can’t top Luke Driscoll‘s Thursday evening.
The 33-year-old St. Louis Rams scout was arrested early Friday morning for urinating on a building in downtown Indianapolis.
According to Metro police, Driscoll exposed his genitals to a female officer and his speech was “very slurred’ at the time.
He was charged with public nudity and public intoxication.
CBS and Turner Sports revealed the preliminary TV schedule for the 2011 March Madness tournament.
For the first time, games will be spread across four networks, with CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV all airing games live.
To accommodate the new TV partners, games will have staggered start times, and expanded programming hours, encouraging viewers to flip to another game once the one they are watching ends. Games will start as early as noon ET, and continue live through midnight ET.
The Final Four and the National Championship will remain on CBS, while the First Four games will appear on Turner’s TruTV March 15 and 16.
Game and studio productions will be seamless across the networks, using the same talent lineup, graphics and music packages.
Much more information, including the schedule, is after the jump.
Super Bowl XLV reached an average of 10.0 million Hispanic viewers on Fox, making it the most-watched show in U.S. television history among Hispanic viewers, according to The Nielsen Company.
The previous record holder was the 2010 World Cup Final between Spain vs. Netherlands with 8.95 million Hispanic viewers.
Super Bowl XLV is also the first Super Bowl to top the finale of the hit telenovela series Destilando Amor (8.88 million Hispanic viewers). Read more
Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, Texas, will be ESPN’s home away from home next week as they prepare for more than 90 hours of Super Bowl coverage of domestic television and 55 hours on ESPN Radio. ESPN International will also provide live coverage of the Super Bowl to more than 50 million households in 158 countries and territories.
Jim Rome is Burning, NFL Live, NFL Matchup, SportsCenter, SportsNation, and Sunday NFL Countdown will all originate from Texas throughout next week.
Shuman was reporting live from Dodger Stadium when he went for a ride and crashed (Jump ahead to about the 2:20 mark) on the downside of a hump … while on air.
Outside of a bruised shoulder (and ego), Shuman wasn’t seriously injured.
ESPN’s College Gameday returns on Saturday with Tennessee’s women’s and men’s basketball teams taking on the Vanderbilt Commodores at 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. Here’s a question: Will anyone be watching, especially the men’s game?
The women’s game might draw okay ratings (for a women’s college bball game) because it has a couple things going for it. Tennessee is ranked No. 6. The game isn’t directly against the NFL playoffs. The women’s basketball audience is small, but presumably dedicated.
The men’s game, however, is another story completely. The Volunteers, who began the season ranked in the top 20, have struggled and aren’t very good. Their colorful coach, Bruce Pearl, will miss the game due to suspension. Vanderbilt is terrible.
But worst of all, the game will compete directly with the Green Bay Packers-Atlanta Falcons playoff game. If given the choice, any sports fan without an affiliation to Tennessee or Vanderbilt would watch that instead of a middling college basketball game.
Forbes.com’s Maury Brown examines the claim of the NFL league office that it’s hard out there for an owner. His findings? Not really true.
Brown quotes colleague Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes SportsMoney, who writes, “The NFL has never been more profitable by our count with the average team earning $33 million in 2009 in operating profit (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) thanks to huge incomes for teams like the Cowboys, Patriots and Redskins.”
The rest of the facts don’t support the owners claims, either. Read more
Only Walt “Clyde” Frazier would attempt to pull this off.
All four acts will perform at the greatest hockey game of the year (TM Katie Baker), the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1st.
Evancho, the Pittsburgh-born America’s Got Talent star will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” while Page handles “Oh Canada.” Hinder and The Clarks will play during the pre-game celebration and the first intermission, respectively.
“The Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is as much a celebration of the host city as it is a celebration of the roots of the game,” Brian Jennings, NHL executive vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “This year’s performers have strong ties to hockey and to the city of Pittsburgh, which will add an extra level of excitement for fans at Heinz Field at home.”
The full release after the jump.