Washington, DC—The Federal Communications Commission is fielding complaints about and is seriously considering sanctions or fines against Tallahassee, FL CBS affiliate WCTV for failing to abide by a new federal mandate ordering every television and radio station in the country to make mention of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow at least once every four hours.
In a statement prepared by the FCC yesterday, they make it known they are investigating exactly how long the channel has gone without mentioning Tebow. Some reports say it’s been as long as a day and a half.
The FCC has recently revamped its website drawing focus to its most important roles.
Experts will say the new Miami Marlins logo is inspired by the Art Deco architecture found in Miami, but it does look a heck of a lot like the Maroon 5 logo.
We at TDQ were quite concerned about the fan base of the newly re-named and re-logo’d Miami Marlins when we first saw the horrible, frightening, disgusting new logo the team unveiled last month in an attempt to sell more season tickets for the new stadium the team finally blackmailed the local taxpayers into approving. We had quite a heated editorial debate whether or not to even debase our site by showing the logo itself. But, Art Director Karl Fields won out, and you can see by his illustration what side of the debate he fell on.
But no matter what you think of the new logo, not every single Marlins fan despises it. We were sent this e-mail by self-proclaimed fan and Disney employee Ron “Artest” Vanasdale: “I know with the NBA situation this may have missed your attention. But the Florida Marlins have a new look and outfield home run celebration. Word on the street is it’s FAB-U-LOUS. It got 2 snaps in a strike call formation. ‘Maroon 5’ is said to be suing for copying (them) and stuff.” Continue reading →
New York—It’s about time, Alex Rodriguez. You’ve been able to afford this for years, but for some reason, in the past you had taken it upon yourself to lie to reporters about using steroids and lie to your wife about cheating on her. Now you’ve finally hired somebody to lie on your behalf about your poker playing, though they admitted later (how many stories about you have the phrase “admitted later?”) that you did play, but the stories coming out about you playing contained “factual inaccuracies.” Continue reading →
Executives say the new branding of the NBC Sports Network will leave little trace of the Versus network.
New York—Cable sports channel Versus couldn’t compete against the other legitimate cable sports channels, so Comcast’s NBC Sports Group announced last week that they’ve completely given up trying to lure viewers just by showing hockey games and that they will change the name of the cable channel to NBC Sports Network. The makeover, including a new rainbow-colored peacock logo, an anti-patriotic mindset and plans to show sports people actually watch, takes effect Jan. 2.
“This is more than just a name change for Versus,” NBC Sports Group czar Mark Lazarus said in a carefully crafted statement. “It’s a complete repositioning of the brand.” The national sports channel insisted it did a very adequate-to-better-than-adequate job showing the NHL, but nobody actually watched the channel to verify that. Plus, Versus never developed into the legitimate national rival to ESPN that many naïve sports viewers and television industry people had hoped it would. Continue reading →