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Cheap Shots: Astros rival test pattern for viewers

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For more sports commentary, follow Reggie Hayes via Twitter at www.twitter.com/reggiehayes1.

Also, Ravens receiver runs the wrong route after game

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 2:57 am

In a recent game against the Angels, the Houston Astros set a record for lowest viewership, drawing 915 households in the Houston area. The number was slightly skewed, since nearly 500 were using the broadcast as doctor-prescribed insomnia treatment.

Should have called a cab

According to TMZ, injured Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones was hit on the head with a champagne bottle by a stripper on a party bus. I'm guessing he'll be listed as “daze-to-daze” on this week's injury report.

The rich get T-Richer

The Indianapolis Colts surprised sports fans by landing 2012 No.3 draft pick Trent Richardson in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. Turns out you can indeed run a real NFL team like fantasy football if your owner is Internet savvy.

New York, New York

The New York Yankees celebrated pitcher Mariano Rivera's career by having Metallica play “Enter Sandman” as a salute to his great career. The New York Giants, picking up on the theme, had the Rolling Stones play “Shattered” for Eli Manning.

Miller's time

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller tried to cheat the NFL drug tests by working with a specimen collector to use another person's urine sample for the test. Sources say Miller was not in the same city when the collection took place.

So he's not exactly a whiz when it comes to cheating the system.

Breaking news: Booster goes overboard

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster said he accepted money from fans/boosters during his time playing at the University of Tennessee. Everyone who didn't live on Ramen noodles in college immediately expressed their outrage.

Discussing coverage?

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Mike McCarthy argued on the sidelines during the Packers' loss to the Bengals. Rodgers found out McCarthy is going with Geico this year.

This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at rhayes@news-sentinel.com.