A man of many interests, our own Matt Clapp's twitter account, SharapovasThigh, is an entertaining account to follow. We're not alone in that assessment as Matt's tweet mocking the rather loud color scheme of the TNT's NBA studio show was deemed by the fine folks at Turner to be "Sprint Unlimited Highlight" worthy. Check out the video below as Ernie Johnson's typically smooth delivery runs into the awkward moment of reading off a Sprint promo referencing of all things "Sharapova's Thigh."
It's great to see the comedic stylings of the revered "Thigh" embraced by the mainstream media. Well done sir!
No prob...ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU and maybe also CBSSN will have more exciting college FB games on that Thursday night..
There is also another entertainment event in NYC that Thursday. Madonna has her first of two Yankee Stadium shows that night. Be the focal point, not a third of it. Good move NFL.
@SkinsHogHeaven @hamlinfan93 to retort the claim that the speech wouldn't hurt ratings.... doing some quick research shows Obama's DNC speech in 2008 reached a quarter of all television households and nearly 40 million people. That was the highest watched primetime program all year besting the Oscars, American Idol, and the opening of the Beijing Olympics.
I totally agree, I'd go with football over the speech and many would too. But that is a huge draw at a pivotal point in the election. It was sure to pull a significant chunk of the football audience away for a chunk of the game.
That's right @hamlinfan93 the speech probably wouldn't significantly dilute the audience and if Ron Paul wins the GOP nomination (which is not nearly as far-fetched as the corrupt establishment and mainstream media want to suggest), it will be the biggest BEATDOWN in recent memory. It'll be close as nails if Romney wins, nonetheless.
Obama and Romney are simply opposite sides of the same coin. I'll all for liberty, peace and prosperity and not just another phony politician puppet master like Bush, Obama and Romney.
RON PAUL 2012 and the 2012 NFL Season can't come any sooner!
"...dilute the audience pool?" Trust me, more people would have tuned in on the game than on the politicians, even the president. No, I'm not anti-Obama. It's just that football is escapism. The election ... is not.
I doubt the speech would've diluted the audience that much. This move is out of respect for the office of the president. As for the election, it won't be that close. Obama may not be as popular as he was in '08, but the GOP is a joke.