Welcome to Tuesday, everyone!
As usual, we hope everyone is doing well, staying safe – and healthy, too! – and having a great week thus far.
Let’s get to the news, beginning with last night’s Monday Night Football (MNF) double-header, which kicked-off with the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the New England Patriots, 26-10.
With the win, Kansas City improves to 4-0 overall while New England dips to 2-2. Kansas City is one of six teams that remains unbeaten through the first quarter of the season – can they continue their winning ways later this week against the Las Vegas Raiders? We’ll have to wait and see!
Staying with the National Football League (NFL), the league announced yesterday in a memo that if teams continue to not adhere to the current protocols in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, then they could lose a draft choice or even be forced to forfeit a game. The pandemic certainly through a wrench into the league’s plans last week with postponing a game to moving the Kansas City-New England contest from Sunday to Monday.
Let’s switch gears to hockey where it appears the National Hockey League (NHL) and NHL Players’ Association is targeting a January 1, 2021 start date for the upcoming season.
The NHL wrapped up its 2019-20 season last week with the Tampa Bay Lightning beating the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup. The game was played in a “bubble environment” in Canada.
Apparently, the NHL would like to play an 82-game season, but we’ll have to wait and see if that actually happens.
Are you watching playoff baseball? If not, maybe you should?
According to AwfulAnnouncing.com, viewership for baseball this year has gone up, which is a good thing for America’s pastime.
And of course, here are some more news and links to share from the world wide web:
- Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini has been named to the WWE board. This is super-exciting news and perhaps this means we could see the wrestling league and Barstool Sports work together down the road for future shows and new content.
- Amazon will unveil some new features for its “Thursday Night Football” streaming package with upcoming games available on Prime Video and Twitch.
- Finally, the Sports Business Journal does not want you to worry about the NFL’s ratings – everything will be OK!