Mark Cuban: “I’d rather have 16-0” than extra playoff revenue

June 10, 2017

As the game was winding down on Friday night my friend Bill Gorman (@TVGrimReaper on Twitter) and I were texting back and forth about how the rundowns would look on Monday’s sports talk shows. “Golden State won’t lose the mythical $22 million!,” Bill texted me, referring to Darren Rovell’s story on how much money the Warriors stood to lose if they swept the Cavs. I don’t know whether the $22…


LeBron James thinks like an owner, not a salaried employee

June 9, 2017

LeBron James’ comments on Tuesday about KD going to the Warriors mostly focused on LeBron thinking it was great for the league and “Look at the ratings!”  I’m not complaining about that focus! But as an off topic aside: the thing that really got my attention is that LeBron already thinks like an owner and not a salaried employee. Some of you will think “big deal!” and if you think…


Episode 2: Derek Volner (@DerekVolner), Manager @ESPNPR for College Sports/Ratings Junkie

June 7, 2017

Had a great chat with Derek about his career so far, what a typical week during the college football season looks like for him, things that bug him about how TV ratings are covered and the annual “College Hockey Talk with John Buccigross & Barry Melrose” event Derek has been putting on during the Frozen Four Hockey tournament. As for ratings, the junkies should love it. We go inside the inside…