The Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Jason Kidd on Monday, the team announced. Assistant Joe Prunty will coach the team Monday night against the Phoenix Suns. He will be named interim coach, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Bucks are the third NBA team to change head coaches this season. The previous two (the Grizzlies and Suns) haven't lit it up since their respective moves.
Here are two things that are both unquestionably true: The NFL’s television ratings are headed in the wrong direction, having dropped in 2017 for the second straight year. he NFL is still the most popular programming on television, with million of viewers loyally watching big games.
Those two truths were evident once again Monday upon the announcement of overnight ratings for the two conference championship games played Sunday.
Super Bowl LII got a bit more affordable with the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, avoiding the first ever Super Bowl played by a team in its home stadium. Get-in ticket prices on resale sites hovered above $4,500 all week with the Vikings having a chance to play on Feb. 4 in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. But when the Vikings went up on the Eagles 7-0 in Sunday's game, asking prices soared to more than $5,400. The Eagles went on to score 38 unanswered points and prices came down. By the time the game ended, the lowest ticket price Vivid Seats displayed was $4,525, while StubHub had a ticket for $4,776, both before fees.
A Tom Brady Super Bowl LI championship ring hit the auction block Friday. Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions said it is one of the rings that Brady authorized to have made after last year's title. It was consigned by its owner, who has chosen to remain anonymous. The championship team pays for the players' rings, but players can authorize friends and family to purchase rings that look almost identical. The Brady ring being auctioned has 260 diamonds compared to the one Brady and the other New England Patriots players received from the team, which has 283 diamonds each. Goldin said the auctioned ring is about 10 percent smaller than Brady's, though it does have the same engraving.
Marking another technological advancement for NBC Olympics, NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, will include the availability of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners. NBC Olympics’ 4K HDR offering will be the first time robust coverage of the Winter Olympics or any Olympic Games competition sessions have been presented in 4K High Dynamic Range in the United States. The presentation will be the second consecutive time NBC has delivered coverage of the Olympic Games in 4K. NBC Olympics first delivered coverage of the Olympic Games in 4K during last summer’s presentation of the Rio Olympics, when NBC distributed the Games in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD).
With the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles set to face off in Super Bowl LII, NBC Sports Group today announced its broadcast team ahead of the network’s coverage of the game from Minneapolis, Minn. Coverage of Super Bowl LII from U.S. Bank Stadium begins Sunday, Feb. 4, at Noon ET on NBC. Super Bowl LII marks the network’s 19th Super Bowl broadcast, and will feature an award-winning team with unparalleled experience. Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package, and 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth (analyst), who played in two Super Bowls as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, will be in the booth, with two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter Michele Tafoya on the sideline for television’s most-watched show of the year. This marks the 10th Super Bowl assignment for Michaels, and the fourth for both Collinsworth and Tafoya.