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Per Nielsen, television ratings for the Red Sox-Dodges five-game series dropped 25% compared to last year’s Astros-Dodgers telecasts.

As expected most people didn’t want to tune into what was in many ways a boring World Series. Not great pitching or scoring.  A seven and a half hour Game 3 lasting until 3:30 a.m. on the east coast was exciting for those who could stay awake.  It also became apparent after Game 4 that the Red Sox were the vastly superior team.

Still Major League Baseball managed to average 14 million viewers, according to Nielsen, and that’s not bad. The NHL which doesn’t bring in big numbers here in the states averaged 6 million viewers by comparison for it’s Stanley Cup final in 2018.

Boston was the juggernaut, the Dodgers need better bullpen help, besides second guessing a few of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ decisions, the whole affair lacked compelling story lines.

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So Long, Johnny Miller

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I’m going to miss Johnny Miller for several reasons. Chief among them is this is the era of the robot announcer. Personality is often discouraged, Miller was grandfathered in for the most part but the day and age of honest analysis in sports is only granted to a precious few and those voices are being retired.

NBC’s lead golf analyst Miller will step away mid-tournament this week at the Phoenix Open, a place where he won during his pro career.  Miller has been NBC’s lead golf analyst in 1990 and it’s been a full nearly 29 years. He crossed two generations. One generation who saw him play and those of us who only knew him as the commentator in the pre-Tiger early and full Tiger eras and a little beyond.

Another reason why Miller will be missed is that he’s one of the few golf broadcasters who can actually tell you what it’s like to be headed down the 18th fairway tied or leading a major.   That’s not to say that every person behind the mic at the Golf Channel, CBS, NBC and FOX have no personality, quite the opposite but restraint is built-in.  Nobody wants to be shown the door. No one wants to be called the old curmudgeon and be rendered the get off my lawn guy by social media. That’s career suicide.

Miller will forever be known for his bluntness for as long as he is remembered.  He actually brought a lot of golf knowledge both on the mechanical but the psychological side.

An attribute that may go overlooked is that Miller’s voice is actually pleasant to listen too. He’s got great golf on TV voice, the way Nance has, the way his partner Dan Hicks has.  Yeah, it might have rubbed people the wrong way if he really went after a player but the mundane hole-to-hole commentary Miller was great to listen to. Golf doesn’t need a ton of talking, the views and the action lend to quietness. The sport itself is played in quietness.  Johnny Miller was huge for the game of golf, but even more impactful for bringing the game to millions of viewers in his career.

 

 

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Bob Costas officially leaves NBC

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Bob Costas and NBC have agreed to mutually part ways, and the final terms of a buyout have been reached, according to the New York Post.

“It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned,” Costas says per the Post.

Costas began at NBC in 1979.

 

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Dustin Johnson is on the cover of February’s Golf magazine

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Golf magazine was purchased in 2018 from Time Inc. by Howard Milstein. The magazine gets a facelift in its February 2019 issue featuring Dustin Johnson on the cover.

The print copy is out now, and the most noticeable thing is the dimensions of the magazine are a little bit larger now, coming in at 9 inches wide and 11 inches tall and a side stripe on the left side giving it more of a booklet, catalog feel.

Golf magazine also owns golf.com and is under the footprint of a new company 8AM Golf, which also is now the parent of Nicklaus Companies.  Read more at https://www.golf.com/news/2019/01/13/introducing-new-golf-magazine-note-from-publisher-howard-milstein/

 

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