Programming Note: Easy Like Friday Afternoon

We’re kinda burnt out on this week, folks.  With no NBC game Sunday, we’re gonna take off till Monday morning.  Wrap is here Saturday, but otherwise quiet unless something big breaks.  Thank you for your continued support.

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Your Mid-Day YouTube Compulsory: Does This Scene Look Familiar?

NHL:

NBA:

Part 1 of a 2-Part Mid-Day YouTube Compulsory: Hockey Player Acting!

Zach Parise, Alex Ovechkin and Ryan Getzlaf star in a “Scotiabank NHL Fan Fav” commercial.

5 Ways to Improve VERSUS

This isn’t really in regards to hockey, these are just general suggestions for how VERSUS can really make things better.

1. License Some PGA Events From The Golf Channel – TGC and VERSUS, which share a marketing department and formerly an HD network, are both owned by Comcast, so it wouldn’t be that difficult to make it happen.  VERSUS weekends are quickly becoming competitive with Indy Racing and high profile college football.  Some early-round golf would add to VERSUS profile and fill time during the Summer.

2. Ditto Tennis Channel – VERSUS has aired The Davis Cup for as long as it’s aired hockey, so there is a considerable tennis presence on the network.  Additionally, the network went after the US Open in the last rights battle.  Tennis would also fill up non-outdoor programming on VERSUS.  They need to trump the idea that it’s only a hunting channel.

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