What the Thuzio team is reading on this Thursday morning.
Josh Gordon’s Suspension Upheld … For Now
Everybody’s talking about the Josh Gordon suspension, which was upheld yesterday by the NFL. Though new reports suggest he may take a similar route to baseball star Alex Rodriguez and bring the proceedings back to the courtroom. Is an injunction in the cards? He could be an interesting fantasy selection in the later rounds.
These last few months haven’t been kind to the NFL shield, given inconsistent takes on the Redskins name, suspensions to Gordon and Ray Rice and this report that suggests the powers that be may have ended Slap Yo Mama’s advertising during preseason games.
Fisher Claims ESPN Fabricated Sam Shower Story
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is not happy about ESPN reporting on the showering habits of his locker room. Reporter Josina Anderson was the target of these comments to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
“I think it’s unethical. I think it’s very, very unprofessional. Not only the piece itself, the content. The manner in which she did it.”
“Obviously she came in, in all likelihood to see if there was gonna be a roster move at the 75 cutdown as it relates to Mike Sam. That didn’t happen. But she needed to do something, and it’s my understanding that she manufactured this story.
“She was out of line because she went and contacted several players on their personal time. Misled them with questions and then put this piece together.”
The network has since apologized to the team for the report.
Thuzio Mentioned On Forbes.com
A tip of the cap for our friends at Forbes for mentioning Seton Hall’s Kobayashi Midnight Madness appearance as an example of cutting-edge marketing.
Yes, This Really Happened
How about this for a #ThrowbackThursday? The dearly departed Robin Williams made the Sepp Blatter jokes we’ve all thought about during a 1994 World Cup draw skit.
There’s More Money In College Football, But Student Attendance Is Falling
Those empty seats at ‘The Swamp’ last year symbolized a trend. Ticket prices are rising and attendance is down, even at schools like Michigan.
29 Of MLB’s 30 Teams Average 3+ Hour Games
This should be a top priority of new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.
SI’s Longform Of Kobe Is A Must Read
Among the highlights: His new contract and what LeBron might be worth on a truly open market.
“Bryant believes that players like himself and LeBron James are underpaid, compared to what they would be worth on the free market (he told friends he thinks James would be worth roughly $75 million on an open market). With his last contract, he felt it was important to demonstrate to younger players that you should never take less than you’re worth. When I asked if he was taking a stand of sorts, this was his response:
“‘If you’re talking just from a business perspective, yeah.’”
Dick Vermeil, Ki-Jana Carter and Knute Rockne headline the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class
The former Eagles, Rams and Chiefs coach will be Thuzio Executive Club’s guest of honor on September 17th. For membership information, visit www.thuzioexecutiveclub.com. Vermeil won a Rose Bowl, upsetting #1 Ohio State, on January 1, 1976.