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Daily Reads: Feinstein, Gus Johnson, Juiced Baseball, David Ross as the next Cubs manager



John Feinstein with a few andecdotes and his love of radio, mostly sports on the radio.

The Wall Street Journal on the 71-year old woman with an amazing marathon time.

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune on the possibility of David Ross becoming the next Cubs manager.

SB Nation with a Profile of Fox Sports’ Gus Johnson

Da Bears Superfans are still going Chicago Tribune

Ron Kroichick at The Morning Read talks (from a golf perspective) about the California bill that would challenge the NCAA

Jeff Passan on the mind-boggling increase of home runs in 2019.

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Sports Media Daily Reads: Steve Spurrier, The Walker Cup, NFL Ratings



Steve Spurrier will host his own local sports radio show in Gainesville, Florida on the U of F owned ESPN radio affiliate WRUF, according to Barrett Sports Media.

Here’s to the Ol’ Ball coach sharing his wisdom for the Gator faithful.

The Walker Cup was not on TV, anywhere reports Alex Miceli of The Morning Read.

The NFL’s Thursday Night Kickoff Game between the Bears and the Packers on NBC doubled its TV ratings from one year ago, per Deadline.

Sunday Night Football between the Patriots and the Steelers saw a slight increase in ratings from 2018. According to Sports TV Ratings on Twitter, NBC drew a 14.8 rating Sunday night compared to 14.4 in 2018.

ESPN’s Jason Benetti made an innocent joke and people were up in arms-Awful Announcing.

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Daily Reads: Duke keeps winning, Mariano Rivera landmark Hall entry, NFL sued by fans




Duke’s really good. They’ve got a guy there named Coach K and all he does is win….he’s got such a one-and-done NBA factory going it makes Coach Cal’s program in the Bluegrass land look like make-believe playtime. Duke beat Pitt at Pitt Tuesday night.  Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett too much as Duke rolls over Jeff Capel’s Pitt Panthers  News & Observer

Mariano Rivera’s Unanimous Induction Shows An Evolving Cooperstown

Saints season ticket holders sue NFL to have end of Saint-Rams game replayed Yahoo Sports

Although he’ll be yet another great ratings and hype generator, NFL fans actually don’t want Tom Brady in another Super Bowl.

NFL fans overwhelmingly don’t want the Patriots to go to the Super Bowl again

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Daily Reads: Golf in the Middle East, Drew Brees at 40, Mel Stottlemyre and iPhone controlled shoe



The most interesting sports content from around the web… suggestions:

Golf Tiptoed Into the Middle East, Then Dived In-Jeff Shain, New York Times.

Drew Brees turns 40: Untold stories of an ultra competitive QB- Mike Triplett, ESPN.

A Pivot Back From Video Feels Unlikely for Sports Media in 2019 Joe Londergan, Front Office Sports

Sarah Thomas makes more NFL history as first female on-field official in playoff game Des Bieler, Washington Post

Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees’ Ace During Lean Years, Dies at 77 New York Times

The Best Superbowl commercials of the 90s according to Ad Meter. USA TODAY.

Nike unwraps iPhone-controlled, self-lacing Adapt BB basketball shoe Apple Insider

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