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FBN Special on NFL News

Fox Business Network is going into insta-special mode this afternoon.

Gerri Willis will host “Crunch Times: Tim Tebow, Sean Payton, and the Business of the NFL” tonight at 8pmET/PT. The special will take an in-depth look at the league’s volatile post-season leading up to the NFL draft and how the news that Peyton Manning is going to Denver, Tim Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets and the one-season suspension of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, will impact the teams’ bottom lines. Willis will be joined by FBN’s Connell McShane, Sandra Smith, and Dennis Kneale to explain the financial impact of the recent moves within the NFL.

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Fox Sports Announcer Joe Buck Fighting Viral Ailment

In case Joe Buck sounds a little off during Saturday’s St. Louis-Cincinnati broadcast, it’s because the Fox Sports announcer is fighting a viral ailment.

A virus developed in the nerves of Buck’s left vocal cord shortly after the Super Bowl in mid-February. While he isn’t expected to miss any time, Buck is still a month away from full recovery.

“And I don’t plan on missing any until I really have to,” Buck said. “I just have to plow through it. I’m not damaging it or hurting it by talking. I’m just waiting for it to fire like it’s supposed to.”

Buck had a scheduled break last week and gets another next weekend.

“I’m just taking it week to week. I’m improving, it’s trending up. It hasn’t slowed me down from talking, just ask my kids.”

PGA Championship To Air On CBS Sports Through 2019

CBS Sports and The PGA of America have reached an eight-year agreement to extend broadcast rights of the PGA Championship through 2019.

As part of the deal, CBS Sports will produce five hours of high definition coverage of each of the final two weekend Championship rounds. CBS Sports will also produce annual one-hour specials on The PGA of America and the “Road to the PGA Championship” program. In 2016, an promotional campaign highlighting The PGA’s Centennial Celebration will appear on CBS Sports. Read more

Milwaukee Loves it Some Green Bay Packers

The AFC Championship posted some impressive national ratings, but the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears game might have done better, at least in terms of local viewership.

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the game earned a 57.0 share in overnights. Better yet, “a whopping 85 percent of the sets on at the time were tuned to the game.”

So basically, if you were watching television in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon, you were watching one thing: The Pack beat up Da Bears.

Impressively, the 2007 NFC Championship game between the Packers and the New York Giants earned a 58.5 rating, although only a 78 share.

(H/t Fang’s Bites)

'FarmVille Meets Fantasy Sports:' CBS Takes Fantasy Football to Facebook

CBSSports.com has long had its own fantasy football league, but now the company is expanding its fantasy presence to a new platform: Facebook.

The network is launching “Franchise Football,” a new variation of fantasy football, which will be available exclusively on the social networking site. Calling it “FarmVille meets Fantasy Sports,” the game will have users selecting real players who will play statistically accurate simulated games. Users can earn virtual cash or “reputation points” depending on how their virtual team plays.

“Fantasy sports is really one of the original social networks so it’s a natural for CBSSports.com to extend these games into the world of social media,” said Jason Kint, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBSSports.com. “Franchise Football will serve as a great extension of our award-winning fantasy football games on CBSSports.com, giving casual players and fanatics alike an avenue to participate in the game on a year round basis.”

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