ESPN Loses 2 Million Subscribers in Fiscal 2018 (Variety) ESPN has shed about 2 million domestic subscribers over the past 12 months, according to Disney’s newly released annual report.
Amazon Bids To Buy 22 Fox Regional Sports Networks (Outkick) Let’s presume this report is true and Amazon is actually making a run at buying these 22 regional sports networks from Disney. From a business perspective what are they trying to accomplish? Here’s some analysis as to what Amazon might be thinking.
Michigan-Ohio State Is Actually Worth The Hype This Year (538) Saturday’s matchup is the 115th installment of one of college football’s richest rivalries. This one features a cornucopia of College Football Playoff implications: The winner’s playoff chances will spike to between 59 and 67 percent while the loser will be virtually eliminated from contention.
Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 13 2018 (Outkick) Clay Travis picks Michigan-Ohio State, OU-WVU, LSU-A&M, Arkansas-Mizzou, Vols-Vandy, Houston-Memphis, UCF-South Florida, Notre Dame-USC, South Carolina-Clemson, Mississippi State-Ole Miss, & Purdue-Indiana.
Clay Travis: Watch Clay Travis Discuss His Week 13 College Football Gambling Picks (Outkick)
The NFL’s Offensive Revolution Could Reset the Trade Market for Rookie QBs (The Ringer) How do you land the next Patrick Mahomes II or Jared Goff? Trade up to draft him, just like the Chiefs and Rams did. But as demand for these blockbusters rises, so will the asking price — and that brings in plenty of complications.
Why Mississippi State’s Egg Bowl Blowout Just Meant More for Joe Moorhead (Saturday Down South) Winning — and winning it convincingly — was probably the best possible way for Moorhead to show his new fanbase that he’s not in over his head.
NBA Ratings Are Down 26 Percent on TNT, Six Percent on ESPN (Awful Announcing) Much of the sharp decline can be attributed to LeBron James’ move to the Western Conference, which has hit viewership for the early-window primetime NBA telecasts particularly hard so far.
Clay Travis: NBA Ratings Plummet; LeBron James Moving to LA Lakers a Big Part of It (Outkick)
Falcons Couldn’t Keep Up With High-Powered Saints, and More Thanksgiving Takeaways (Sports Illustrated) The Saints left the Falcons in the dust en route to their 10th-straight win, the Bears—without starting QB Mitchell Trubisky—denied a punchless Lions team and the Cowboys pulled atop the NFC East (for now) after a crucial win against the Redskins.
Drew Brees is NFL’s MVP Because Saints Make Winning by Two TDs Look Routine (Washington Post) Brees, not Mahomes or Goff or Aaron Rodgers, is the NFL’s MVP right now. The Saints, not the Rams, are the team to beat in the NFC.
An Overlooked Key to Democratic Victories: Diversity in the Suburbs (WSJ) Suburbs look more like the nation’s cities—and are increasingly voting like cities.
In Case You Missed It: Clay Travis and His TV Pals Have Massive Food Fight (Lock It In)
Tiger vs. Phil Will Be Called a Success if This Happens (New York Post) It’s their personalities, not their drivers, that will have fans buzzing or shrugging come Saturday morning.
Markelle Fultz Reacts to Cowboys’ Amari Cooper Mimicking His Awful Free Throw on TD Celebration (CBS Sports) The greatest — or weirdest — thing about all of it, though, is that Fultz has apparently commented on this.
Rex Ryan reflects on Mark Sanchez’s Buttfumble, a Thanksgiving Classic (For The Win) Exactly six years ago yesterday, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez delivered the greatest blooper in NFL history. Behold, the buttfumble.