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Posts Tagged ‘David Aldridge’

McEnroe: Tennis Should Get Rid of Warm-Ups

Tennis great John McEnroe, NBC’s lead analyst at Wimbledon, thinks the sport would benefit from eliminating pre-match warm-ups and letting the first ball hit be the first serve. Speaking to Michael Hiestand of USA Today, McEnroe said, “Some people might knock it having no warm-ups. But there’s more at stake in boxing – people’s lives are on the line – and you don’t see them jabbing each other a little bit before the fight.”

Maybe because punching people causes damage to both parties, whereas hitting a tennis ball back and forth tends to be less bloody. Really, it’s hard to see how eliminating warm-ups would benefit tennis at all. Would the tension be higher? I guess. But the first time a player pulls a hamstring, commentators would be bemoaning the absence of suitable warm-ups. It’s commendable that McEnroe wants to find ways to increase the popularity of his sport, but looking to boxing for inspiration seems like a non-starter.

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2011 NBA All-Star Saturday Night Most Watched Ever

LOS ANGELES – TNT’s 2011 NBA All-Star Saturday Night was the most watched in the event’s 26-year history with 8.1 million total viewers, 5.1 million households and a 4.4 U.S. HH rating.

The previous record was set in 2009 and last night’s event saw increases of 23 percent in total viewers (6,554,000), 14 percent in households (4,466,000) and 13 percent in ratings (3.9 U.S. HH).

Compared to 2010, the 2011 NBA All-Star Saturday Night was up 49 percent in total viewers ((8,090,000 vs. 5,441,000), 43 percent in households ((5,100,000 vs. 3,563,000) and 42 percent in US HH rating (4.4 vs. 3.9).

Between 10:30-11 p.m. ET, the telecast peaked with nearly 10.4 million total viewers and 6.4 million households watching the end of the Slam Dunk Contest that featured Blake Griffin jumping over a 2011 Kia Optima.

Giants-Vikings Moved To Detroit Following Collapse Of Metrodome Roof

According to Rich Eisen of the NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings-New York Giants game will now be played at Ford Field in Detroit due to the Metrodome roof collapsing.

There’s a new kickoff time as well – 7:20 p.m. ET. The game will still be shown locally on Fox in the Minnesota and New York markets and on the NFL Ticket package.

Monday will also mark the first night game in Detroit in nearly a decade … and of course the Lions aren’t in it.

Fox Sports pregame show had exclusive video as the collapse happened. Pam Oliver did a live shot for FOX NFL Sunday this morning showing a pile of snow mid-field and the tattered sections of the roof dangling from above.

Getty Images Photographer Wins Shot of the Season

Mike Hewitt has a new trophy for his mantle: Barclays Shot of the Season Award for 2010. The Getty Images photog caught Darren Bent’s shot deflecting off a beach ball and into Pepe Reina’s goal.

“I remember driving up to Sunderland from my home in Brighton hoping for something dramatic – the beach ball certainly made the trip worthwhile!” he said.

Bradley Ormesher won Barclays Photographer of the Season 2010. Some of his shots are after the jump. Read more

Hell in a Cell: WWE Launches Mobile Magazine

World Wrestling Entertainment has an Official Mobile Magazine. For $2.99 a month, the weekly publication promises to be “stuffed with as much content as your phone can handle,” like interviews with wrestling stars, blog posts and breaking news. Let’s hope your phone can fight back.

The application is the latest in a series of Mozines from startup company ThumbMedia Group in Burbank, CA, which designs and distributes mobile magazines for publishers across multiple platforms. Mozine also created the ad for the application, which ran in the October issue of the print edition. Said ThumbMedia CEO Mike Cartabiano:

We’ve just launched on the iPhone and we’re already #85 on the top 200 paid entertainment applications, which is pretty spectacular. We have – last time I looked – a 5-star rating. We’re happy, they’re happy, it’s been a very seamless process for the WWE team in working with us.

Android and Blackberry editions are coming soon.