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Behind the Mic: Day of Rest?

I am at my breaking point!! Wasn’t there a time when Sunday was supposed to be a day of rest? Well, not anymore. The television gurus (or, should I say, ogres) have taken it upon themselves to create mass viewer angina and, I’m pretty certain, even greater internal household turmoil. This past Sunday may have been the worst. I always DVR “Sunday Morning” on CBS. It comes on at 9:00 AM and my wife and I learn something new and interesting every week. It’s such a relaxing show. We save it for evening viewing at some point during the week, just the two of us. At this point, there is … [Continue Reading ...]

The SportsTalk Shop: Phillies “September Call-Ups” Recap

With the “Montgomery-out, Middleton-in” rumors subsiding—at least for the short term--it’s time to take a look back at the final weeks of the Phillies baseball season as they begin the daunting task of “retooling” with many weighty contracts remaining on the books. When a team like the Phillies find themselves wallowing in the basement for most of the Major League Baseball season, die-hard fans hold out hope for the September call-up season. This is the time when rosters expand and organizations can bring up a few of its younger players, hopefully to show some glimpses of hope that … [Continue Reading ...]

Behind the Mic: NFL Thursday

NFL football is now available on Sunday afternoon (CBS and FOX), Sunday night (NBC), Monday night (ESPN) and Thursday night (CBS and NFL Network). It is estimated that income derived from those broadcasts by the NFL is $5,225,000,000. That’s 5 billion, 225 million dollars!! CBS, along with their $1 billion per year contract for the Sunday afternoon games paid another $275 million for the Thursday night package. In addition, they, also, agreed to simulcast the games on the NFL Network. CBS sweetened the deal by supplying their top talent, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, to do the game. This … [Continue Reading ...]