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Last night’s ESPN Monday Night Football game – a Los Angeles Rams’ 54-51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs (which produced the most combined points in a game in MNF history), earned an 11.3 overnight rating, based on the metered markets. It is the best overnight rating for an ESPN MNF game since 2014 (12.1, Dallas-Washington, 10/27/2014) and ESPN’s highest overnight rating since the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan 8.

• The PGA Tour has signed a multi-year deal with IMG Arena, IMG’s leading sports betting service and content hub, to distribute official PGA Tour scoring data for media usage and sports betting purposes to sports media companies, news services and other media organizations worldwide. IMG Arena will also have exclusive right to distribute official data and selected live video of PGA Tour competitions to international regulated sports betting and gaming markets.

• ESPN and Uninterrupted, the digital media company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, will debut an original series, More Than An Athlete, Nov. 20, exclusively on ESPN+. The eight-episode series follows James’ journey from basketball prodigy to global sports icon, businessman and philanthropist via the bonds of friendship and partnership among four men over more than two decades: James, Carter, Randy Mims and Rich Paul.

• The NFL and Mexico's President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the third game of the existing agreement signed in 2016 will be played in 2019 at Estadio Azteca. The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the 2019 NFL schedule next spring.

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Baseball Hall of Fame First-Time Nominees

• Rick Ankiel
• Jason Bay
• Lance Berkman
• Freddy Garcia
• Jon Garland
• Travis Hafner
• Roy Halladay
• Todd Helton
• Ted Lilly
• Derek Lowe
• Darren Oliver
• Roy Oswalt
• Andy Pettitte
• Juan Pierre
• Placido Polanco
• Mariano Rivera
• Miguel Tejada
• Vernon Wells
• Kevin Youkilis
• Michael Young

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KEEPING SCORE

All-Time NBA Scoring Leaders (To Date)

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38, 387
2. Karl Malone 36,928
3. Kobe Bryant 33,643
4. Michael Jordan 32.292
5. LeBron James 31.425*
6. Wilt Chamberlain 31.419
7. Dirk Nowitzki 31,187*
8. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596
9. Moses Malone 27,409
10. Elvin Hays 27,313
11. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946
12. Oscar Robertson 26,710
13. Dominique Wilkins 26,668
14. Tim Duncan 26,496
15. Paul Pierce 26,397
19. Carmelo Anthony 25,551*
22. Vince Carter 24,967*
30. Dwayne Wade 22,211*
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Weekend Box Office Nov. 16-18
1. Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald $62.2M
2. The Grinch $38.1M
3. Bohemian Rhapsody $15.7M
4. Instant Family $14.7M
5. Widows $12.3M
6. Nutcracker and the Four Realms $4.7M
7. A Star is Born $4.3M
8. Overlord $3.8M
9. Girl in the Spider’s Web $2.5M
10. Burn the Stage $2.3M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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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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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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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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Feb022009

Super Bowl XLIII Ads: Some Sucked, Some Didn't

Feb. 2, 2009: Lot's of animals, some blue humor, some explosions, people being ridiculed or injured (mostly non-lethal cartoon style)? It must be the Super Bowl. NBC said it sold out every slot. Some marketers simply sold out. Some made their point. Lot's of post-Game ad analysis will take them all apart ad infinitum. Here's the quickie version (sans the NBC promos and the movie trailer ads, which mostly were fast and furious):

Didn't Suck: Bridgestone "Taters" (Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head), "Bud Light "Conan O'Brien", CareerBuilder.com "Tips" ("If you hate going to work"), Cash4Gold "One-Up" (with Ed McMahon and MC Hammer), Coke Zero "Mean Troy" (Polamalu replaces "Mean Joe" Greene), Denny's "Serious" (free Grand Slam breakfasts), E*Trade "401K" ("Try reading the rules, Shankapotemous."), GoDaddy "Shower", Hulu "Alec in Huluwood", Hyundai "Angry Bosses", Monster.com "Double Take", NFL "High Steppin"
Pedigree "Crazy Pets", Priceline "Negotiator", Sprint "Roadies"

Kinda Sucked: Bridgestone "Hot Item" (Moon rover tires get heisted), Budweiser "Clydesdale Stick", Budweiser "O Americana" (American Ale), Coke "Avatar", Coke "Heist" (Bugs steal bottle of soda), Doritos "Power of the Crunch", Doritos "Free Doritos", E*Trade "Wings", GoDaddy "Baseball", Hyundai "Epic Lap", Miller High Life "One Second Ads", Overstock.com "Carlos Boozer", Pepsi "Pepsuber", Taco Bell "Speed Date"

Really Sucked: Audi: Chase", Budweiser "Clydesdale Circus", Budweiser "Clydesdale Generations", Bud Light "Meeting", Bud Light "Skier", Bud Light Lime "Sphere of Summer", Cars.com "David Abernathy", Castrol "Grease Monkeys", Cheetos "Spoiled Girl", Gatorade "Talking Heads", GE "Scarecrow", Heineken "Warrior", H&R Block "Murray", Hyundai "Contract", Kellogg's Frosted Flakes "The Right Field", Pepsi "Refresh Anthem", Pepsi Max "I'm Good", Teleflora "Talking Flowers", Toyota "Faces", Toyota "Killer Heat"

 

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