THIS BLOG For the first time ever, we are not typing this final blog wearing a James Harrison jersey. It feels different. Football feels different. Even though it was a defensive struggle, the Monday night, Oct. 24, ABC prime time telecast of Chicago’s 10 9 victory over San Francisco drew a 21.4 national rating and a 35 share and was that evening’s top rated program. It bettered movie opposition on NBC and CBS and was the sixth rated show on prime time television for that week, exceeded only by such proven standards as “The Cosby Show,” “Cheers,” “60 Minutes” and “Golden Girls.”.
Minute that you say, that going to be a big concern, the NFL goes and nails down the new New York stadium for the Super Bowl, Serra said. Don think it as big of an issue as it once was. Of where it’s played, a Big Ten championship game will have a significant financial impact on the city that hosts it.
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will visit New Orleans this week to serve as a guest speaker at the St. Jude’s Legends of Charity event to honor Doug Thornton, SMG’s executive vice president of stadiums.Thornton is being recognized for his dedication to New Orleans and instrumental leadership in rebuilding the Mercedes Benz Superdome formerly the Louisiana Superdome in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.The event, which takes place Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency, was created to recognize sports leaders with philanthropic hearts in various markets across the country.Question: What was the biggest challenge Hurricane Katrina presented for you and NFL officials?Tagliabue: “The biggest challenge was to worry with the Saints about the players and their families and the employees and just the people throughout the whole New Orleans region (and) the NFL keeping their people. Just the population at large and the tragedy you could see coming, when a lot of services were shut down and there was no electricity or water for a long period of time, and 7 , 10 feet of water, whatever it was.
Hard to do, Brady said. Fact that I been able to do it before, it just means I been a part of some really great teams, and this team is trying to be one of those really great teams that finishes a job, not one of those teams that comes up short. That what we have to finish.
Seriously, only in America can a white man cost his company $13 million dollars in settlement fees, yet remain employed, while a black man peacefully protests in a corner, and is blackballed. But we should have seen this coming. Historically, black athletes in the US have always been punished for speaking out against injustice.