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Video: ESPN's Colin Cowherd Engages in More Race-Baiting

In the time-honored tradition of Rush Limbaugh, ESPN’s Colin Cowherd is a thinly disguised race-baiter. Earlier this year he said John Wall‘s early-season exuberance, as borne out by dancing The Dougie during his first pregame, showed Wall would never win an NBA title and was largely due to Wall’s lack of a father figure. (Wall’s father served time in prison and has since died.)

Cowherd, whose own father must have been such a strict disciplinarian that he spawned an ill-informed sociologist with diarrhea of the mouth, revisited his pet issue of black athletes who need to be put in line by saying NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell represents the first authority figure that many black athletes encounter — since, ya know, every black athlete went to a high school akin to the one in The Principal with Jim Belushi, before migrating to some lawless college campus where they raped and pillaged at will. Listen along to Cowherd’s latest embarrassment.

(H/T to Sportsgrid)

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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).