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Posts Tagged ‘Greg Anthony’

Mike Krzyzewski Finally Chimes In On Jalen Rose

Just when you thought the Jalen Rose vs. Grant Hill story was dead, Mike Krzyzewski is ready to chime in on the situation.

“Obviously, that was a poor choice of words and very insulting to everyone here at Duke but especially, not just our African-American players, but any African-American students,” Krzyzewski said on The Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago Tuesday. “When you judge within a race, you start judging, like you put categories as to who you are. I think that’s just the wrong thing to do.”

As for the notion that none of the Fab Five would have ended up at Duke, Krzyzewski says that wasn’t the case. Read more

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Kobe Bryant Wouldn't Be Caught Dead Doing This

Dancing on Ellen is not helping your image, brah. Not at all.

NCAA Tournament Ratings Up 17 Percent Through First Week

Through the first week of games, the 2011 NCAA Tournament is tied with 1993 and 1991 as the best overall tournament-to-date average ratings in metered markets since the tournament expanded coverage to all live games.

The overall tournament average-to-date is a 6.2 rating/14 share, up 17 percent from a 5.3 rating/12 share from CBS Sports’ 2010 coverage of March Madness.

Yesterday’s coverage combined for an overnight household rating/share of 7.3/14, up 14 percent from a 6.4/13 from last year. Those numbers ties with a 7.3/17 in 1998 as the highest rating for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament in metered markets since a 7.5/19 in 1994.

March Madness Ratings: Best Thursday Overnight Ratings in 20 years for CBS, Turner

The first full day of March Madness coverage delivered the best Thursday overnight ratings since 1991 for CBS Sports and Turner Sports, the companies say.

Coverage on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV combined to deliver a 5.7 rating/13 share Thursday, compared to a 4.6 rating/11 share in overnights last year.

The biggest growth was during the day, with the first window (12-4:15PM) up 42% from last year, and the second window (3-6:45PM) up 46%. The evening/primetime windows delivered higher ratings than daytime, but saw slightly less growth, improving by 8% (7-9:45PM) and 12% (9:15PM-12:30AM).

Mel Kiper Compares Cam Newton To Akili Smith

Most folks are split down the middle on Cam Newton‘s future in the NFL.

But nobody has compared him to former Oregon quarterback and one-year wonder Akili Smith … until now.

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper did just that on Wednesday while hosting a conference call with the media.

“He was a one-year wonder. Akili Smith was a one-year wonder,” Kiper said.” “If you hit (on Newton), you could have a sensational quarterback for ten years. (But) if you miss, it sets you back three, four, five years.”

In case you need a refresher on how bad Smith was, the former No. 3 overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft was 3-14 as a starting quarterback and his touchdown-to-interception was 5:13.

Jeez, Mel. Tell us how you really feel about Cam.

The Chargers Attempt To Address The Blackout Issue

In what could be a sign of things to come, the San Diego Chargers will drop ticket prices on 6,500 seats in 2011.

The Chargers had three blackouts during the 2010 season including their home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Dropping in price are the View Level endzone tickets, which cost $63 last season. Starting in 2011, they will be $54 and make up nearly 10 percent of Qualcomm Stadium’s seating. Read more

Ratings: World Series Finale Disappoints

The final game of the 2010 World Series last night drew a 10.6/16 metered market rating last night, down double digits from the same game last year disappointing, and placing Fox third for the evening, behind ABC and CBS, which programmed “Dancing with the Stars” and its Monday comedy block respectively.

As is often the case, the teams playing have an impact on the ratings. Last year’s series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies simply had broader appear than a Texas-San Francisco matchup.

Still, preliminary ratings put the 2010 Series up slightly compared to the 2008 Series, which was between the Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays.

Final ratings will be out later today.

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