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Tiger Woods: The Image That’s Tarnished Beyond All Repair

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Sports, Television, Videos,


Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Not only have the former sponsors of golf legend dropped him like a hot potato, now his once-pristine image is the stuff of jokes. Case in point: the Tiger Woods Love Doll. Yes, it is exactly what you think it is. The product is available from Pipedream Products, Inc., and the tagline reads “He’s got major WOOD!” Youch.

In , the golfer will be featured on the premiere of South Park which airs later this week. According to series co-creator Matt Stone, “We’re all really concerned about [Tiger Woods] and hope he gets better.” But don’t think that means the Park bunch will take it easy on the golf superstar, as their record shows that they’ll take exactly the opposite approach.

Long gone are the days of interesting Nike commercials and the image of an untouchable, elite sports hero. Will they ever come back?

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National Lacrosse League: The bastard child of North American sport

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Editorial, NBA, NFL, NHL,

Mark SteenhuisHave you ever wondered what might happen if you combined football, basketball and hockey? You’d probably get lacrosse. The National Lacrosse League is a growing business in North America and with good reason; their brand of lacrosse mixes elements of other major North American sports with lacrosse to create an exciting on-field product that is attracting more and more fans each season. With 11 teams in the league and some of the most raucous crowds in attendance, the NLL is definitely something worth checking out.

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The unexplained origins of “the wave”

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: MLB, NHL, Rumors,

The WaveHave you ever watched a game on television and seen the crowd in the background rise from their seats, throw their hands above their heads and sit back down? Of course you have. They’re doing “the wave”, an activity performed by thousands on a nightly basis that has been going on for decades. But the argument about who started the sports tradition has been raging for just as long and nobody is quite sure who should be given credit where it’s due.

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Thursday Ratings: Olympics Coverage Skates to Victory

American Idol‘s first results show of the season wasn’t strong enough to compete with the action in Vancouver. Coverage of the women’s figure skating finals helped NBC defeat FOX in the viewers and demos once again.

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  • The (22.5 million, 5.8/16 in 18-49) fell 2.8 million from last Thursday.
  • Approximately 17.8 million watched the first four eliminations on (6.4/17).
  • (11.5 million, 3.7/10) only lost 400,000.
  • (1.1/3) ended its run with 3.9 million.
  • * (1.7 milion, 0.7/2) remained steady.

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Wednesday Ratings: Idol Takes Back the Night

American Idol may have lost to the Winter Olympics last Wednesday, but there is no way the program would let that happen two weeks in a row. Yesterday’s performances from the Top 12 men helped the program take back the viewers and the demos.

Todrick Hall on American Idol8pm

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Just where exactly is Detroit anyway?

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Editorial, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL,

Comerica ParkDoes anybody know where Detroit, Michigan is? Clearly sport doesn’t. Detroit has a franchise in each of the four major North American Sports, the Pistons (NBA), Lions (NFL), Red Wings (NHL), and Tigers (MLB), and all of them are in a different geographically-defined league or conference, based on the sport they play in. Detroit itself is a part of the Midwestern United States, as defined by the United States Census Bureau. However, in the world of sport, Detroit is the nexus of North America.

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Tuesday Ratings: Lost Raises Its Game

Okay, so it didn’t make a significant jump. But given the music and sports competition, Lost should be happy with its slight bump last night. It’s all about the little things, right?

Joannie Rochette at the Vancouver Olympics8pm

  • Approximately 24 million watched ladies’ night on (8.9/22 in 18-49).
  • The (6.1/17) had 22.1 million doing triple Axels.
  • * (11.5 million, 2.3/6) did about the same.
  • * (4.4 million, 1.6/4) added on 200,000.
  • * (0.3/1) settled for 780,500.

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Monday Ratings: Minor Slip for Winter Games

Are viewers simply not interested in ice dancing? Or were they simply caught up in The Bachelor? Whatever the reason, last night’s coverage got beat by 2006’s Torino games for the first time since the Vancouver edition started.

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Sunday Ratings: Undercover Boss Jumps Over the Competition

CBS chose wisely when they picked their post-Super Bowl time slot winner. Outside of the sports competition on NBC, the action during the 9:00 time slot was clearly on CBS. New reality series Undercover Boss had the best viewers and demos of the night.

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Thursday Ratings: Past Life Plunges to Its Death

Wondering why Past Life was just canceled after only three episodes? Look at last night’s numbers. The program - which started with an 8.3 million debut - lost 5 million in just two weeks.

Past Life8pm

  • Approximately 25.3 million (7.1/19 in 18-49) watched Wednesday’s coverage of the .
  • (11.9 million, 3.9/11) saw 2.2 million leave the island.
  • * (5.7 million, 1.6/4) gave up 2.4 million.
  • (4.3 million, 1.1/3) slipped by 1.4 million.
  • * (0.7/2) sucked in 1.7 million.

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