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• Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Class of 2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Hugh Evans, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Rudy Tomjanovich, Chris Webber, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Wayland Baptist University. Class of 2018 will be named during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in San Antonio March 31-April 2.

• Serena Williams, who said her first auto purchase was a while Lincoln Navigator SUV she named “Ginger,” has signed to become an official spokesperson for the brand. A social media-based marketing campaign includes videos of Williams talking about and driving the 2018 Navigator, with ongoing videos to follow. “Partnering with a brand like Navigator comes from a genuine place,” she said in the first video. “Let’s just be honest: Serena Williams needs to be in the new Navigator.”

• The Smashing Pumpkins unveil 'Shiny And Oh So Bright' 36-city tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years, with founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha. Produced by Live Nation.

KEEPING SCORE

Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

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Most-Watched Winter Olympics in U.S. TV History
1. Lillehammer, 1994* 204 million
2. Vancouver, 2010 190 million
3. Salt Lake City, 2002 187 million
T4. Torino, 2006 184 million
T4. Albertville, 1992 184 million
T4. Nagano, 1998 184 million
* Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident

Source NBC Sports

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Monday
Sep162013

NFL Series Has 20/20 Vision Of The Future Of The League, Players, Fans, Technology

By Barry Janoff

September 16, 2013: Monday morning quarterbacks are infamous for looking back at events that have already happened and taking credit for and/or criticizing them.

The NFL is taking the opposite position by looking seven years ahead to forecast or explain things that will happen.

NFL.com, in conjunction with NFL Network, has launched an exclusive eight-part series, NFL 2020, that examines the future of the NFL and what football will be like on and off the field in 2020.

NFL 2020 topics include the health of players, changing rules, fans, the participation of gay players, how science and technology at home and in stadiums will impact the game and the NFL's expansion worldwide.

NFL 2020 is hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. It includes input from such current and former NFL players as Ryan Clark, Justin Tuck, Eric Davis, Terrell Davis, Lavar Arrington and Jeff Garcia; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh; and NFL reporters including Peter King, Armen Keteyian, and Sam Farmer.

Executives from a number of global companies currently working on innovative designs and products that could alter pro football also are part of the mix.

The premiere episode, "Look and Feel," which was unveiled last week, included how the physical look of players will change and how their skill sets would have advanced by 2020 and how openly gay players would acclimate into the league. (See the episode here.)

New Webisodes are scheduled to air on Thursdays through Dec. 19. NFL Network's NFL AM will review each Webisode the day after it airs and "dissect the speculation of what NFL players will be like, physically and mentally, in 2020."

Upcoming Webisodes include: "International Players" (Sept. 26); "Global Game" (Oct. 10); "Analytics and Officiating" (Oct. 24); "Making View" (Nov. 7), which will examine such technology as 360-degree cameras in every NFL helmet and other advanced equipment and monitoring devices; "The Fan Experience" (Nov. 21); "Player Health: Advances in Head Injury Technology" (Dec. 5); and "Culture of the Game" (Dec. 19).

The Web site, which is presented by Samsung Galaxy S4, also includes comparisons between veteran NFL players and younger stars. In one section, second-year quarterbacks are compared to NBA stars, such as Robert Griffin III and John Wall, Russell Wilson and Chris Paul and Andrew Luck and James Harden.

The hypothesis: "The modern day quarterback is more comparable to athletes in other sports like NBA guards than the standard old quarterback."

FYI: Although the site is not yet known, Super Bowl LIV is scheduled for February 2020.

See Story at Brief

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