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The Ticker: ‘Real Sports,’ Weather, O’Donnell

  • Not content to simply name winter storms, The Weather Channel is launching a Winter Storm Index called “Storm: Con,” which will grade winter storms on severity in a 1-10 scale. 1-5 aren’t too bad, but if a 6-10 is coming… watch out.

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Despite Brain Tumor, Steve Sabol Back At NFL Films

In this week’s “Monday Morning QB,” Peter King wrote about his trip to NFL Films to visit an ailing Steve Sabol.

Sabol, 68, is fighting a brain tumor and aphasia. Despite chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Sabol remains positive according to King:

“Now don’t think that Sabol can’t talk well. He can. The voice is strong and unmistakably Sabol. He sounds 90 percent of the time precisely like the voice of NFL Films that you have all grown to know and respect so much. But there are times, when he gets tired or emotional or spent, when his speech is garbled. He sounded great to me in our 45 minutes together, but he said two or three times, “You should have heard me yesterday. Almost perfect.” Read more

Minor Change To Week 13 NFL Schedule

The NFL announced only one change to their Week 13 schedule, moving the Atlanta-Tampa Bay game from 1:00 PM ET to 4:15 PM ET.

The league decided to stick with Pittsburgh and Baltimore as the Sunday Night Football game for Dec. 5.

Looking ahead, the first time we might see flex scheduling coming into play is Week 14 when Philadelphia travels to Dallas.

The Cowboys always draw great ratings but Kansas City-San Diego could decide who has a leg up to win the AFC West.