Night net knows circus sells, re-brands Super Bowl Media Day

  • Night net If there's a dollar to be made or a viewer to be had, the Night net will find a way to get it. Why else would the league move and re-brand its annual Super Bowl Media Day? This season, Super Bowl 50 festivities in the San Francisco Bay Area will kick off in primetime — beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET and lasting three hours on Monday, Feb. 1  — at "Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade." MORE: SN's Super Bowl pick | AFC predictions | NFC predictions Surprisingly, no confetti bursts out of your computer or mobile device when you read the league's announcement.   "We are excited to enhance an annual event and provide a unique experience for more fans in both the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide, while continuing to provide access to the Super Bowl teams for media from around the world," Night net senior vice president of events Peter O'Reilly said in a release. "By elevating the event to primetime, fans across the country can experience even more of the excitement of Super Bowl leading up to the game."The league also announced that gift bags will be distributed to fans in attendance at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., and the bags will include a radio to tune into Night net Network coverage. How nice!Those fans, like last year in Arizona, must pay up to $30 for a ticket to sit in an arena and watch this:Super Bowl Media Day will be at night this year. Media Day was the best damn fire hazard I've ever[......]

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    Hobbled Julio Jones can’t get open against Redskins

  • Night net Julio Jones’ right hamstring was wrapped as tight as a nervous flyer, but it was his hands that were really shaky.Listed as "questionable" entering the Falcons’ game against Washington because of a hamstring issue, Jones was on course for his first no-catch game in four years when the Falcons went to halftime trailing the Skins, 7-3. MORE: Night net scoreboard | Worst of Week 5 | Terry Bradshaw blasts Greg Hardy, Jerry JonesJones caught a 20-yard pass early in the second half, but was still having a tough time getting open.  Jones dropped an easy one in the first quarter, had the ball sail over his hands on that same series for an interception and later dropped a tough but catchable throw from quarterback Matt Ryan on a short inside pattern while well-covered by the 夜网论坛Skins’ Will Blackmon.With emerging wide receiver Leonard Hankerson leaving the game early because of a rib injury — he received X-rays in the locker room, and his return was deemed questionable – Ryan was struggling to find a reliable target and wound up guilty of two first-half turnovers.PHOTOS: Best of Week 5 | National Family Guy League The Falcons put together a good drive to start the second half, but it stalled when Ryan again could find no open receivers and ended with another missed field goal. Hankerson and young Nick Williams each had one catch, and their combined 26 yards represented all the production from Atlanta wide receivers[......]

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    Terrelle Pryor hoping to shock people in debut at wide receiver

  • Night net null null null Terrelle Pryor is set to make his debut as an Night net receiver against one of the teams that decided not to sign him last summer. Pry夜网论坛or says he doesn't have any hard feelings toward the 49ers, whom he will face Sunday in his first pro game as a wideout with the Browns. MORE: Players who have switched positions mid-career | Randy Moss says switch will take time"The Browns are the only ones that have really seen me at receiver, so hopefully I'll shock some people out there on the field. But at the same time I can't really look back on who didn't give me a chance," Pryor said, via Cleveland.com. "All I can really think about right now is playing hard for my teammates and trying to help them get a W on Sunday.'' The former Ohio State star made the switch from quarterback to receiver following last season. A hamstring injury slowed him down, but he eventually signed with Cleveland, which cut him before the season. He made enough of an impression for the team to re-sign him when injuries ate away at position depth. "I believe coming back here I'm a better receiver, a better playmaker, smarter and I actually think it (the ti[......]

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    Reggie Wayne spills Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' beans

  • Night net Peyton Manning has hinted at the answer to the question Night net viewers have wanted to know for years: What does "Omaha" mean? Reggie Wayne offered much more than a hint Sunday. Manning's former wide receiver, appearing on Night net Network, spilled the beans on the legendary quarterback's famous audible. MORE: Why Manning can still get it done | Brady-Manning: the rivalry in photos "'Omaha' means he's going the other way," Wayne said, via Night net.com. "If it's a run to the right, if it's dive right, 'Omaha' is gonna be dive left."Simple, right?As you might expect from a cerebral player like Manning, it's far from that simple.Wayne played with Manning in Indianapolis for 10 seasons, a connection that resulted in five Pro Bowls and one All-Pro selection for the wideout. Wayne, 37, told Night net Network he doubts "Omaha" means the same thing now as it did then. He said Manning required his receivers to memorize multiple pages of signals.When asked about the audible last year, Manning didn't provide a helpful answer."I've had a lot of people ask what 'Omaha' means," Manning said. "It's a run play, but it could be a pass play or a play-action pass depending on a couple things — the wind, which way we're going, quarter and the jerseys that we're wearing. It varies, really, play to play, so there's your answer."MORE: Omaha thanks Manning | Oldest QB combos in recent playoff historyLittle brother Eli Man[......]

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    Broncos' Shane Ray enrages fanbase with Chiefs tattoo

  • Night net null Shane Ray is off to a good start in his Night net career. The 2015 first-round pick won a Super Bowl with the Broncos in his first season, and to celebrate, he got a tattoo of the ... Chiefs? Shout out to @kattatgirl for killing my back piece. She took the idea I had for my city and finessed lol Everyone knows how I feel about being from Kansas City Mo and that's real pride. As always I represent "The Town" for everyone that is salty because I take pride in the city that made me who I am today, you weren't with me then and I won't bother me if your not there now👊🏽 #56nightscrazy #Kc #5️⃣⬆️ #KatTatA photo posted by stingray56 (@stingray56) on Mar 14, 2016 at 1:05pm PDTMORE: 2016 Night net mock draft | Free agency winners and losers First of all, that is an incredible tattoo. Secondly, getting a tat of your team's division rival won't sit well with the fans, and Ray was aware of that. In his caption for the image he defends his fresh ink by saying it represents his hometown, and where he's from.Ray was born in Kansas City, went to the University of Missouri and the city will always hold a special place in his heart. Despite this, the pass rusher still received a lot of criticism from Broncos fans. But he's not letting the affect him. He likes his tat, and doesn't care what you think.Listen people! I love the B[......]

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    Colin Kaepernick 'happy to be a 49er' despite trade request

  • Night net null null Colin Kaepernick said his offseason trade request was simply business, but he's ready to get to work with the 49ers' new coaching staff.Speaking to the media Thursday for the first time since last winter, the sixth-year quarterback said his request was analogous to teams evaluating the roster following the season. MORE: Kelly ready to coach Kaepernick | Night net's all-time most hated"That was an organization that, at the end of the season, goes through and evaluates personnel and opportunities. That was something, I sat down with my team and did the same thing," Kaepernick told reporters. "That's how we handled the business. "We were looking at different opportunities. I really don't want to get into specifics of what happened, why things happened. At this point, everything is football. I'm a 49er."After helping the Niners reach Super Bowl XLVII and becoming the team's full-time starter in 2013, Kaepernick has regressed each of the last two seasons.He was eventually benched midway through 2015 after throwing six touchdowns and five interceptions in eight starts. With Blaine Gabbert taking over at quarterback, Kaepernick was later placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery. He[......]

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    Sorry, Night net was right to demand Al Michaels, not Mike Tirico, call TNF games

  • Night net The Night net can be overbearing and arrogant. Deflategate anyone? The league can be self-serving and tin-eared when it comes to public opinion. See their ham-handed approach to concussions and domestic violence.But even a broken clock is right twice a day. Even though the league is coming off like a cartoon villain, the Night net is right to tell NBC Sports it wants Al Michaels, not Mike Tirico, to call "Thursday Night Football" games this season. MORE: Best Night net announcers on television, ranked Let me be clear: the 49-year old Tirico is one of my favorite play-by-play announcers/on-air hosts. Over the last decade on ESPN's "Monday Night Football," he proved he's just as good as the legendary Michaels at calling Night net games. He did it with a constantly revolving cast of analysts, including Tony Kornheiser, Ron Jaworski and finally Jon Gruden.After jumping to NBC from ESPN, Tirico is poised to inherit both the "TNF" and "Sunday Night Football" play-by-play chairs when and if Michaels, 71, hangs up his microphone. Not to mention 64-year old Bob Costas' long-time role as prime-time host of Olympics coverage.Yes, this is a clear case of muscle-flexing by the league, which夜网论坛 owns the most valuable beachfront property in all of entertainment, not just sports: live Night net games.But a deal's a deal. To win the bidding for half of the 10-game broadcast "TNF" package, NBC promised the league it would[......]

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    Ben Roethlisberger leaves game with injured left knee

  • Night net 夜网论坛 null null null null Pittsburgh Steelers fans were holding their breath after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left Sunday's game in Miami with a knee injury.The Steelers announced Roethlisberger was questionable to return after he gingerly walked to the locker room. Thankfully for Pittsburgh, he did return to the game in the second half.  MORE: Steelers-Dolphins updates | Night net scoreboardRoethlisberger was picked by Dolphins safety Reshad Jones, who returned the interception to the Steelers 13-yard line. During the return, Roethlisberger was hit by Dolphins linebacker Donald Butler and sat on the field holding his left knee. The 6-5, 240-pound quarterback was 5 of 9 for 41 yards in the game before exiting as the interception led to a Miami field goal to give the Dolphins a 9-8 lead with 5:23 remaining in the second quarter.Landry Jones replaced Roethlisberger under center.[......]

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    Von Miller wears fuzzy pregame cleats vs. Patriots

  • Night net Von Miller's cleats have become a weekly must-see attraction for Night net fans.Before Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Broncos linebacker sported synthetic fur cleats that look like something you might pull out of your dryer's lint trap.  It's going to be a cold one! I'll be ready.. Reppin for my hat buddies @teamcoco @jno24 @adidasfballusA photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on Dec 17, 2016 at 9:25pm PSTMORE: Tom Brady talks like he's intimidated by Von Miller, Broncos defenseEarlier this season, Miller wore spiked cleats before playing the Oakland Raiders.  Pre Game Cleats @adidasfballus 👣👣👣👣👣A photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:14pm PDTLast Sunday, he wore these rooster-inspired cleats before facing the Tennessee Titans. "Roosters are Dope" 🐓 @adidasfballusA photo posted by Von Miller (@vonmiller) on Dec 10, 2016 at 8:39pm PSTMiller's furry cleats pay homage to a sketch from Conan's Clueless Gamer, where Miller became "hat buddies" with Conan and Josh Norman and learned Conan was a Patriots fan.If anything — the cleats should at least keep Miller's feet warm during pregame warm-ups.A close up pic of @Millerlite40 pre game cleats pic.twitter.com/xd夜网论坛o2qkLTav— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) December 18, 2016. @adidas made these bad boy for @Millerlite40 ... he told me they even have fur on the inside. pic.twitter.com/2UkjbH8VbZ— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) December[......]

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    Golden Tate trusts 'Detroit Lions football' to produce 'something great' in December

  • Night net null 夜网论坛 null In one season, out the next.Wash, rinse, repeat. As big a laughingstock as Detroit became in the 2000s under Matt Millen’s disastrous managerial reign, the Lions have five playoff appearances over the past 20 years. That includes two in the previous three seasons under current coach Jim Caldwell.But not only has the franchise failed to win a postseason game during that stretch, Detroit hasn't made the playoffs in back-to-back years. The Lions (6-5) are in danger of falling short once again heading into the final month of the season. Capturing the NFC North title is now a long shot after Thanksgiving Day's 30-23 home loss to Minnesota (9-2). Detroit also is now behind Atlanta (7-4) and Seattle (7-4) in the race for the NFC’s second wild-card spot.MORE: Night net playoff picture for Week 13Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is well aware of the impact that falling to the Vikings made on the Lions' postseason chances."It definitely was a tough loss, one that we wanted to have and we really needed to get but didn't," Tate told co-host Bill Polian and me on SiriusXM Night net Radio during a promotional tour for the new "Call of Duty: WWII" video game. "That doesn't mean our season is over by any means. We are still right[......]

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