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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Da Blog in LA

Tomorrow, I'll be flying to Los Angeles for a week and a half with my dad. I hope to post regular blog posts about my experience there under the label "Da Blog in LA". I'll probably be bored out of my skull there, but what the hey.

Meanwhile, if you want my NFL picks every week, they should be available here every early Tuesday morning. Please keep in mind at all times that I know nothing about football.

All the college football lineal titleholders have retained so far, with only BYU still playing.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wild and Crazy Speculation on the Future of the Olympics on TV in the US

ESPN may be gunning for NBC's Olympics rights starting in 2014.

The sports blogosphere generally hates ESPN and so what reaction I've seen has been negative. But on the plus side, between ABC Sp... er, ESPN on ABC, ESPN1, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and maybe ABC Family and ESPNU (not to mention ESPN Deportes), they have no lack of platforms to put events on (which I'm not as certain of with CBS or Fox), and they might have more by 2014. And you know they'll stream lots of events on ESPN360.

If they do get it, though... well, you see what happened when NBC overextended for Olympics rights - it led to the NFL and NBA leaving and killed NBC Sports until last year. If ESPN isn't careful getting the Olympics would be the peak - and would start a long march downhill that could really help places like Versus. (Hear that, NBA on ESPN/ABC bashers? There might be a pretty good chance you'll get what you want in 2016!)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Around the Horn Drinking Game!

As some people who read Da Blog already know, one of my pasttimes is watching ESPN's "show of competitive banter" Around the Horn. As entertaining and informative as it is, it does have a tendency to rely on certain jokes and other repetitive elements... so much so that it seems to just beg for a drinking game.

Note: I know this has been tried at least once before, but to my knowledge, it's no longer available on the Internet. This attempt was done independently. Also, I do not support impulse drinking; remember, this is Just For Fun.