Podcast Picks: NFL rookies get that money

Closing Bell / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
“I Am Athlete” discussed financial literacy among the '22 NFL Draft class and how the Rookie Symposium attempts to educate first-year players. Co-host Brandon Marshall said “some dudes be sleeping” during the symposium” but this is “real life.” Co-host LeSean McCoy noted...

Dota 2’s The International 10 wins Sports Emmy

Esports / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The International 10 captured the “Outstanding Esports Championship Coverage” on Tuesday night at the 42nd Sports Emmys . The broadcast of the finals between Team Spirit and PSG.LGD beat out the League of Legends 2021 Final, the 2021 Overwatch League Grand Finals, the Ultimate Madden Bowl Finale and...

Sources: Kuaishou buys ESL CS:GO co-broadcasting rights from Huya

Esports / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Chinese livestreaming platform Kuaishou announced May 20 it had successfully bought the esports media rights of ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive series events, including Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Rio 2022, the first CS:GO major in Brazil from Nov. 10-13. Financial terms were not disclosed. In 2021, ESL signed an...

Olsen says deal to join Fox' top NFL team not done yet

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Greg Olsen yesterday said he is having “good dialogue” with Fox about being the net’s top NFL analyst this season, but admitted the “deal isn’t done.” Olsen, appearing on “The Dan Patrick Show,” said, “We’re optimistic that we’re going to be able to, at least for this...

Audience Analysis: NASCAR All-Star Race down from '21

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The NASCAR All-Star Race saw a 10% drop this year as it had to compete with a Warriors-Mavericks Western Conference Finals game. The race was up against the conference semifinal round in ’21. FS1 drew 2.48 million viewers for the race on Sunday night, down from 2.74 million last...

NBC Sports draws its second-best Premier League season

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
NBC Sports had its second-best season yet for Premier League games, averaging 507,000 viewers across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and CNBC. That’s behind only the 516,000 viewers that NBC Sports averaged in '15-16 (NBC picked up rights to the league before the '13-14 season). The '21-22 campaign is up...

HBO's "Winning Time" part of TV trend favoring "prefabricated narrative"

Daily / Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Contemporary TV is "awash in semi-fictionalized accounts of recent-ish events," as shows "elide the logistical and cost concerns associated with telling a new story from scratch by falling back on a prefabricated narrative," according to Elizabeth Nelson of the N.Y. TIMES. Many of the people depicted in...