Green Bay Packers fans were stunned when the team used its first round 2020 NFL draft pick on Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. Wait...what? The team with Aaron Rodgers, the greatest quarterback in Green Bay's glorious history, opts not to draft an excellent receiver to complement its superstar leader? Yeppers. Packers management decided to prepare for the eventual exit of 37-year-old Rodgers, mindful of age, money, and forward momentum. So Jordan Love is now on the sideline witnessing Rodgers in perhaps his greatest season ever. On Sunday Night Football last night, Rodgers was touted by announcers Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth as the leading MVP candidate again. So what's up with Aaron? Seeing the Packers use their primary draft pick for a young quarterback
Why spend two hours watching the UK vs UofL rivalry game when you can see every critical moment condensed here? Enjoy! “Not many times that you can not play very well and beat Kentucky,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “But I thought that’s what happened today.” Louisville Trinity High School phenom David Johnson has been an outstanding boost to the University of Louisville basketball program. “This win is going to give us a big push going forward into the new year.” @davidjohnson13 spoke with @TheAndyKatz after @LouisvilleMBB defeated their in-state rival Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/bJPnkQ9pXA — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 26, 2020
There was a time in the 1970s when two of the most famous faces in the world were tied to Louisville. Muhammad Ali and Colonel Harland Sanders remain world famous long after their deaths. Ali's humanitarian work shines in spite of a tumultuous era where he promoted racial segregation with Nation of Islam. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville educates visitors on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Colonel Sanders launched to superstardom through fried chicken, ultimately franchising his secret recipe all around the world. But this 1960s appearance on What's My Line showcased him as an unknown entrepreneur just about to ascend the ladder of fame.
Matt Damon can't commit to a sensible pronunciation of Louisville. On 30 Rock, no one on the production team reshot this scene where Damon says LOO-uh-ville. Hillbillies say LOO-uh-vul. People with self respect say LOUIE-ville. The city is named after King Louis XI. There is no King LOO-uh. Ville is vill. Villanova. Villain. The Ville. Stop being a poser. If you can muster the energy to correctly pronounce Taylorsville Road and Shelbyville Road then work a little harder to say Louisville with a shred of self respect. And now here are some bloopers from Between Two Ferns. Good night. Let yourself out.
Michael Moore thinks American women underestimate White Male Rage. Managing White Male Rage is like the whole thing we're raised in America to DO.— Obelisk of Wokeness 🍩 (@EBlumberg11) June 14, 2020 2020 brought us the coronavirus pandemic, unprecedented unemployment, a near collapse of the American economy, and worldwide #BLM protests of police brutality that attracted riotous side actors. But white male rage...well, that's been here since Cain and Abel. The phrase found rejuvenated viability from a January SNL bit mocking the film JOKER.
If I post a selfie, I get hundreds of "likes." If I post something of substance, those thumbs stay to themselves. This notion that you'd rather look and not listen is pitiful.— Kristin Pierce (@KPierceTV) June 2, 2020 Selfies are egocentric requests for affirmation. Substantive information is often enlightening insight through one person's personal perspective. A sampling of replies to news anchor Kristin Pierce's tweet:
With the coronavirus pandemic pressuring all media companies to tighten belts over lost advertising revenue, CBS News has applied another layer of job cuts. There have been multiple cuts at CBS for months, much of it tied to the network's merger with Viacom. The pandemic adds another layer of withered finances. The best guess is that about 10% of the news department was snipped. Other departments including sports, entertainment, and production are also affected. Between 300 and 400 jobs are being slashed. CBS News president Susan Zirinsky released hazy details during an electronic meeting with employees. Although CBS claims to be America's #1 rated network, it's a reference to prime time programs. The flagship CBS Evening News and breakfast show CBS This Morning
iHeart Radio grabbed two pieces of interesting media attention recently. It appears that the radio company's strategy to pounce on the failings of legendary Los Angeles alternative rocker KROQ are paying off. iHeart rebranded its ALT 98.7 frequency and played the exact music as Entercom's KROQ, which has been firing long-loved air personalities. Now the iHeart station has nearly doubled the ratings over the once-dominant KROQ using a former KROQ programmer. The slipping KROQ is now lead by a programmer that was by iHeart. Variety tells the switcheroo story in a long read but radio fans will love reading about the inside maneuvering. There's lots of accurate reporting on radio management decisions based on demographics vs. sales, and the issue of whether