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Posted by eric on November 18, 2006

On the way home from today’s UM-UVa watch party (let’s not discuss the game), I stopped by the library and picked up a few books. Among the selections:
Creating an Empire: ESPN by Stuart Evey
The Making of the Super Bowl by Don Weiss with Chuck Day
Looking forward to reading them.

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this is pretty cool…

Posted by eric on November 16, 2006

There’s a site that shows NFL TV distribution maps. It’s a good way to figure out what game you’ll be seeing on Sunday. If you’re in an NFL market, at least one of your games is set — and another is potentially blocked, if they’re playing at home. And if you’re near an NFL market, and the team’s on the road, you could be locked in to a game as well. I’ve seen these on the ABC/ESPN website, for college games. I’ve seen NFL distribution maps a few times (a long time ago…), but I think this is the first time I’ve seen them aggregated like this.
Cool stuff.
(via Maura)
edit: Just noticed the distribution of HD games among the networks. CBS has 3 this week. Fox has 6. Talk about a deployment of HD trucks…

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Posted by eric on November 12, 2006

So, not the greatest football weekend for me:
Saturday: Miami loses to Maryland 14-13. The good news is that Kirby Freeman did a great job as QB. Also a redeeming point to the day: FSU losing 30-0 to Wake Forest, for Bobby Bowden’s first ever shutout loss at home.
Sunday: Jaguars lose 13-10 to the Texans. For the second time this season. Not good. If our defense hadn’t been playing as well as it did, it would have been more of a lopsided loss. Very few good things to say about this game.
Not helping matters: One of my fantasy football teams is getting just pummeled. The other is holding on, and should win (despite some under-performing performances). But the first one is just getting clobbered. Ugh.

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just when you thought you’d seen it all…

Posted by eric on November 23, 2004 Medical herbalism? Williams at holistic school
That’s Ricky Williams, in case you were wondering. Innnnteresting.

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