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Trinity beats Millsaps

I really don’t follow college football.  There are so many teams.  It is hard to keep up with who’s doing what.  I just don’t have the time but I do watch some games and the SportsCenter highlights.

This highlight caught my eye.  Trinity is down by 2 with only a couple of seconds on the clock.  They have about 60 yards to go for a touchdown.  They throw a ten yard pass over the middle then one of the most remarkable plays that I have ever seen begins to unfold.  15 laterals later.  15!!!!!   Several times it looks like Millsaps will tackle the guy who is lateraling and the game would be over.  The ball is handled by Curry 2 or 3 times.  He gets the final lateral in the middle of the field and sprints to the end zone. Millsaps loses.  Trinity wins.  Remarkable play! It is the best play that I have seen this season.

By |2007-10-28T19:12:08-04:00October 28th, 2007|Sports|Comments Off on Trinity beats Millsaps

CNN beats Fox in election coverage

From WaPo:

MSNBC has seen the future, and it is politics.

Delivered with plenty of opinion.

Preferably with lots of cameo appearances by big-name news stars from the mothership.

The perennial third-place cable news channel enjoyed a nice bump in the ratings during the midterm campaign, in part because the likes of Brian Williams, Tim Russert, David Gregory and Campbell Brown broke away from their NBC duties to help out.

“We’ve found a voice as of late, and a large part of that voice is politics,” says MSNBC General Manager Dan Abrams. And although he doesn’t plan to put on “all politics all the time until 2008,” Abrams says he wants to continue “branding” MSNBC as a haven for political junkies.

Of course, MSNBC has done well in other campaigns, only to have the gains vanish after Election Day. All of cable news tends to get big spikes during major stories — war, scandal, missing white women — that fade when the news cycle moves on.

“The chronic problem — and it will likely happen again in the days ahead — is a big drop-off back to unpleasant, distant-third reality,” says Erik Sorenson, a former MSNBC president.

There’s no plan to transform the channel into an extended version of Chris Matthews’s “Hardball,” but MSNBC covered the House leadership shootout between Jack Murtha and Steny Hoyer with presidential-campaign intensity.

During the midterm campaign’s stretch run, Abrams devoted two full days to politics and persuaded some of NBC’s heavyweights to anchor hour-long programs. In October, MSNBC’s ratings were up 14 percent over a year earlier, while Fox News was down 17 percent and CNN was down 8 percent. Of course, the NBC channel started from a much lower base. Fox averaged 792,000 viewers for the month, CNN 491,000 and MSNBC 287,000. (CNN scored a rare ratings win between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. on election night, drawing 2.54 million viewers to Fox’s 2.39 million and MSNBC’s 1.58 million.)

NBC hotshots once looked down their noses at their cable sibling. But Andrea Mitchell, the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, who made frequent MSNBC appearances during the campaign, is now anchoring an hour most mornings at 11. Although the cable audience is far smaller, “you would not believe the kind of reaction I’ve had from people I really respect,” Mitchell says. As for potential guests, “many people want to do live interviews as opposed to edited interviews where they’ll be a 15-second sound bite.” more

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And the party over the death of the NeoCons continues.

By |2006-11-22T11:21:20-04:00November 22nd, 2006|Media|Comments Off on CNN beats Fox in election coverage
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