Since the NFL went to the bother of lowering its sellout standards, the issue of blackouts has diminished – which means it’s safe for the FCC to come out and make a rare stand for the customer. The release follows, in part:
“Changes in the sports industry in the last four decades have called into question whether the sports blackout rules remain necessary to ensure the overall availability of sports programming to the general public. We will determine whether the sports blackout rules have become outdated due to marketplace changes since their adoption, and whether modification or elimination of those rules is appropriate. We recognize that elimination of our sports blackout rules alone might not end sports blackouts, but it would leave sports carriage issues to private solutions negotiated by the interested parties in light of current market conditions and eliminate unnecessary regulation.”
So as the horse is hitting the horizon, the stable owner is thinking about buying a lock. Hurray, regulatory institutions!
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From Jorge Stevens of garnetandblackattack.com, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier has decided to get revenge on those Gamecocks who have doused him with Gatorade, most notably safety Kyle Fleetwood (target acquired and doused) and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles (pending).
Best part? He turned his tale on other coaches.
“The players realize it’s not all that funny to get hit with that thing,” he said. “Have y’all ever been hit with one? It’s not a lot of fun unless you’re expecting it. If you’re expecting it, you get your Gortex on, and ‘alright hit me!’ But when you’re not, the other day they got me it came all the way down my visor, my hat, it took awhile to get out. That’s okay. You notice some coaches say, ‘you can hit me on the back, but don’t hit my hair.’ There’s some of those out there. You’ve probably seen those coaches that don’t get hit in the hair.”
Nick, over to you.
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The now-famous Barry Hinson outburst after Southern Illinois’ Monday loss to Murray State caused SIU athletic director Mario Moccia to defend him in a way only Chuck Jones could truly appreciate:
"I know he's a good man, but he can have these Yosemite Sam bombastic outbursts.''
On the other hand, Hinson will have a bigger problem away from the court than he will on it, after this little gem about rebounding being more about will than height: “I've been telling my wife this for years: Size doesn't matter.”
[RELATED: Epic tirade includes tax breaks, snipers and mama's boys]
My guess? He probably only had to tell her the once.
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Two things about Stanford’s shocking 53-51 win at previously unbeaten UConn Wednesday: It was a huge get for Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins, and man, was it hard on the eyes. I mean, serious cornea-searing stuff.
In short, Nerd Life wins the hard way.
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The Hall of Fame arguments are just now rounding into shape, and they boil down to one: Too many voters think they are defending the nuclear codes, and that their opinions are actually pronouncements from the mother planet.
These are people who are (a) entitled to their opinions, no matter how loftily and loudly they hold them, and (b) not to join for a few beers. This should be a litmus test for all human interactions.
Just trying to help in my non-helpful way.
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And finally, this gentle offer to the Internet: If you must complain about the standard of play for an NBA team, do three days on Utah and then three days on Milwaukee. Then you can go back to boring us past dying with the Knicks again.