Herbert was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but Tyrod Taylor was supposed to be the starter while Herbert learned from the bench. Herbert had a successful day, scoring on his first drive and going on to throw for 311 yards and a touchdown, but he came up a bit short of the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs in overtime.
It’s now clear why Taylor didn’t play quarterback Sunday. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn told ESPN’s Shelley Smith that Taylor’s lung was punctured by a team doctor attempting to administer a pain relief injection just before kickoff.
Lynn told Smith that the injury is not career-threatening, and Taylor isn’t mad or upset. Lynn appeared to reaffirm Taylor’s status as a starter when he is cleared to return, saying there was a lot the Chargers didn’t get done with Herbert as their quarterback and that Herbert is a backup “for a reason.”
George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association, tweeted that the union’s medical and legal teams are looking into the incident. He also confirmed that the NFLPA has initiated an investigation.
According to ESPN, the injection is not uncommon, but the doctor is unable to see where the needle is going, which can be difficult. Though the procedure is standard, it is rare that a player’s lung is punctured.
Lynn said Herbert will start Sunday at home against the Carolina Panthers, as Taylor won’t be fully healthy.
“I am looking forward to seeing him play with a week of preparation and knowing he is the starter,” Lynn said.
The Panthers and Chargers will kick off at 1:05 p.m. local time Sunday.
Nearly half of Americas say they are tired of seeing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, according to a Seton Hall Sports Poll conducted this week.
46% said they were “tired” of seeing them, with only 25% finding their appearance making the game “more interesting.”
Among those who follow the NFL closely or very closely, the number rises to 62% who are tired of seeing them against only 27% who believe their appearance makes the game more interesting.
The poll received 985 adult responses across the country, using both landlines and cellphones, with a margin of error of +/- 3.2%.
The numbers are not very good for New England quarterback Tom Brady either, whose favorable rating has fallen to only 29% after a high of 61% in February 2015, when the Poll first asked about him. That was before the penalty for “Deflategate” was instituted, and his favorable rating fell to 34% by that October.
Brady’s favorable rating was only 24% among women and 35% among men. While the overall rating is 29% favorable to 23% unfavorable, among those that follow the NFL closely it is even.
Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick had only a 20% favorable rating in this poll, about even with his standing in October of 2015 in the wake of “Deflategate.”
“Despite his brilliance on the field, it appears the effects of ‘Deflategate’ and the suggestion that Brady was a cheater may linger for the remainder of his career,” noted Rick Gentile, director of the poll, which is sponsored by the Sharkey Institute of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall. “As for ‘Patriots Fatigue’ it will be interesting to see how it effects the ratings.”
Legal Sports Betting
Meanwhile, as legalized sports betting begins a growth period on a state-by-state basis, Americans had a strong feeling that it will inevitably lead to scandal. Asked if they believe legal betting can lead to cheating or fixing of games by players, 81% said yes, and 79% said it can lead to cheating or fixing of games by referees or umpires.
What is music to a network ear however, is that 71% say they would be more likely to watch a broadcast of a game on which they bet. Even better news is by more than 5 to 1, people 18-29 are more inclined to watch a game they bet on. This is similar with Seton Hall Sports Poll’s finding when the question was first asked last fall.
WEIGHING IN ON RULE CHANGES IN WAKE OF POST-SEASON CONTROVERSIES
Replay for Pass Interference
Asked if replay review should be allowed for judgment calls like pass interference, 82% said yes, with only 10% saying no, a result consistent with those who follow the NFL closely.
Overtime Possession Rule
And on the question of each team getting at least one possession in overtime, even if the first team scores a touchdown, 58% said both teams should have the ball, with only 33% saying the rule (a touchdown on first possession ends the game), should be left alone.
Bravo Media’slate night gabfest “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” returns to Los Angeles for a week of shows beginning Sunday, April 8 at 8PM PT/11PM ET. Hosted at the historically breathtaking Wiltern Theatre, the weeklong Hollywood residency marks the second time Cohen has brought the Bravo Clubhouse out West since the series’ inception. Last year, the shows’ first trip to Hollywood featured a star-studded lineup including Kim Kardashian West, Hilary Swank, Kate Mara, Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Handler, Terrence Howard, Iggy Azalea, Armie Hammer, Bethenny Frankel, Eric Stonestreet and more, with resident house DJ James Kennedy of “Vanderpump Rules.” Fans excited to join in on the fun this April can grab tickets by visiting http://www.bravotv.com/wwhl-ticket-request
“I’m so excited to return to LA for another electric week of shows,” said Andy Cohen, Host and Executive Producer. “The Bravo Clubhouse is intimate by design, and it’s usually impossible to get tickets, but bringing the show to LA allows us to open our doors to a huge West Coast audience.”
“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is consistently making headlines with bold interviews viewers don’t see anywhere else. The Bravo Clubhouse has become a nightly destination for some of the biggest names in pop culture, who stop by for a signature drink and stay for the candid conversation. Whether “Pleading the Fifth” or “Opening The Vault,” countless memorable moments have been revealed as host Andy Cohen continues to go there–challenging both celebrities and Bravolebrities on the only truly live show in late-night television.
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“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is the #1 late night ad-supported cable talk show among F18-49 and F25-54.
“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies, Deirdre Connolly and Andy Cohen serving as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen January 2018.
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Today multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning band IMAGINE DRAGONS release a brand new single entitled “Next To Me” via KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records, and also reveal summer dates for their Evolve Tour. “Next To Me” is available via all participating digital retailers HERE. Listen to “Next To Me” HERE. The Evolve Tour returns June 5th in Hartford, CT and will hit major cities including Boston, Toronto, New York and more (see full listing below).
“Next To Me,” produced by Alex Da Kid, was today’s World Record with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “Next To Me” is the first new music released from Imagine Dragons since Evolve, the band’s 2017 platinum selling third album. Evolve, the biggest rock album of 2017, has sold over 1.3 million albums in the US and over 4 billion streams globally.
Produced by Live Nation, Imagine Dragons’ Evolve Tour will feature special guest Grace VanderWaal throughout the North American leg. The 14-year-old singer/songwriter rose to fame on “America’s Got Talent” with her signature ukulele sound and released her first full length album Just the Beginning in late 2017. Imagine Dragons sold out their initial run of the Evolve Tour in 2017, with support from Grouplove and K.Flay.
Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Saturday, March 3rd at 10am local time at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app. Fans can register starting now, Wednesday, February 21st at 12pm ET through Sunday, February 25th at 3pm ET for free access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale HERE, which will allow vetted fans to purchase tickets before the general public starting Tuesday, February 27th at 10am local time through Friday, March 2nd at 10pm local time.
Imagine Dragons has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Packages on tour. All 3 VIP Packages include the option of a premium reserved or General Admission pit ticket with early venue entry for prime concert viewing. ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Believer’ VIP Packages include access to the ‘Evolve’ Pre-Party where fans can interact with Imagine Dragons show sets and memorabilia, including the band’s taiko drum used during their live performances of Radioactive. To view Imagine Dragons VIP Package details, visit CID Entertainment.
Also this summer, HBO Documentary Films will release the Live Nation Productions documentary Believer, which follows Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds as he takes on a new mission to explore how the Mormon church treats its LGBTQ members.
On Sunday, October 8 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT, TV One will premiere the powerful original movie BOBBI KRISTINA, an honest and moving look at the young woman at the center of one of the most talked-about stories in recent years. Starring newcomer Joy Rovaris (Stuck in the Middle) in the title role, the film aims to restore what has been lost amidst the tabloid headlines: the real Bobbi Kristina Brown, a.k.a. “Krissy” – the vibrant, talented and troubled only daughter of pop music royalty Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who died too young, and whose memory has been overshadowed by the circumstances of her death.
“The tabloids painted a picture of two superstars who lived a tumultuous life, but we often forget that in the process a little girl had to grow up in a limelight that she did not choose. In its simplest form, Bobbi Kristina is a story about a beautiful mother-daughter relationship intertwined with both of their desires to be loved; one just happened to be a superstar and the other an innocent bystander to her parents’ fame,” said D’Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Original Programming & Production.
Beginning immediately after the passing of her mother, the story delves into Bobbi Kristina’s struggle to come to terms with Houston’s sudden departure and the complexities of her own life. BOBBI KRISTINA presents the first three-dimensional look at a story – and a life – that deserve better. In 2012, Whitney Houston’s tragic demise put her entire family in the worldwide media spotlight, with most of the glare falling on her grieving daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Krissy became one of the main characters in the story of Houston’s death and its devastating aftermath as she struggled with her grief, her personal relationships, upholding her mother’s legacy and her plans for the future. BOBBI KRISTINA offers a rare glimpse into the world of this young woman whose brief life and untimely end remain shrouded in mystery.
Opposite Rovaris, BOBBI KRISTINA stars Demetria McKinney (House of Payne, Saints and Sinners) who delivers an uncanny performance as she embodies the heart, flair and essence of the legendary Whitney Houston. The film also stars Nadji Jeter(Grown Ups, Last Man Standing) as Nick Gordon, Hassan Johnson(The Wire, E.R.) as Bobby Brown, and Vivica A. Fox(Empire, Kill Bill) as Pat Houston. Le’Azionna Braden makes her screen debut as young Bobbi Kristina.
The film is directed by former child actor Ty Hodges (Don’t Look Under The Bed, Material Girls and Charlie, Trevor and Girl Savannah) with screenplay by Rhonda Baraka. Baraka previously wrote the TV One movies Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, The Secret She Kept, and For the Love of Ruth. Executive Producers Tracey Baker Simmons and Wanda Shelley, creators of the docu-series’ “Being Bobby Brown” and “The Houstons,” developed the underlying story.
“Bobbi Kristina is a passion project for us because we watched Krissy grow up from the time she was 10 years old and until she became an amazing young adult. The world did not have the opportunity to know and love Krissy the way we did,” said Baker-Simmons, executive producer, alongside Wanda Shelley in Simmons Shelley Entertainment. “Krissy, like most young adults, shared one side of herself with her family and another side with her closest friends. This movie is told from that perspective.”
BOBBI KRISTINA is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (executive producer), Keith Neal and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films (When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story). Casting was provided by Leah Daniels Butler (Empire and Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story). For TV One, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; Robyn Greene-Arrington is VP of Original Programming and Executive in Charge of Production, and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.
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Capitol Records will release Barns Courtney’s debut album, The Attractions Of Youth, on September 29. Beginning today, fans can pre-order the new album alongside exclusive merchandise bundle options at Barns Courtney.
Although he has only released one EP to date, Barns Courtney has already surpassed 65 million combined streams globally – with nearly half of those streams in the U.S.Tipped by Billboard as one of the “killer” artists “you don’t know that you need to see” at 2017’s summer music festivals, he will headline a Lollapalooza aftershow at Schubas in Chicago tomorrow, August 5, and perform at Lollapalooza on Sunday, August 6, on the Bud Light stage. This weekend’s performances are the young artist’s first since July when, in his singular pursuit of creating the perfect rock ‘n’ roll show, he dove offstage in Milwaukee during his Summerstage set – and broke his foot in three places. Watch the incident and aftermath here.
Following the release of The Attractions Of Youth, Barns Courtney will tour North America with The Kooks. The run will include two New York City shows – Terminal 5 on October 6 and Brooklyn Steel on October 7 – and will conclude at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 19. See below for itinerary and visit www.barnscourtney.com to purchase tickets.
Barns Courtney Photo Credit: Liz Gander
“Golden Dandelions,” the first single from The Attractions Of Youth, was produced by Killer.b. (The Prodigy / Carl Barat & The Jackals / Ho99o9). The song recently impacted Alternative and AAA radio. With nearly two million streams to date, “Golden Dandelions” is Barns Courtney’s fifth track to surpass the one million streams mark. The official video can be viewed HERE.
Discussing the themes of the video, director Alex Southam (alt-J, Mumford & Sons, Kodaline, Laura Mvula) says, “It’s a play on birth, life, death, rebirth and everything in between, all spun out with some cosmic psychedelia. While the video has no strict chronology, it is broken down into chapters, which act as markers for these various stages. The intent was to oppose quite serious and dark themes with the perceived innocence of mid-century Americana. Plus goldfish and floating baseballs…”
“Hands,” from Barns Courtney’s debut EP, The Dull Drums, was tapped for a Victoria’s Secret commercial while “Fire,”a Top 5 hit at Triple A radio and a Top 15 hit at Alternative, has been heard in ads for the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and BOSE Soundsport Wireless Headphones and for the FIFA 17 trailer. “Glitter & Gold” climbed to #1 on the Spotify UK Viral Chart and has been heard in promotional spots for Miller Lite, Showtime and the critically acclaimed film The Founder. Barns Courtney has opened for The Who at London’s Wembley Stadium and has also supported Ed Sheeran, Elle King, Blur, Fitz and The Tantrums, Tom Odell and The Libertines.
Barns Courtney – North American Tour Dates
8/5 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas – Lollapalooza aftershow
8/6 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza – Bud Light stage
Fall tour dates with The Kooks:
10/2 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
10/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/4 – Washington, DC @ The Lincoln Theatre
10/6 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
10/8 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
10/9 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/11 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
For more information BARNS COURTNEY, please contact:
Erin Cooney, Capitol Music Group / Erin@umusic.com