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Stephen A. Smith Analyst and Star of First Take on ESPN Signed His New Book at Bookends in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Bookends hosted a book signing for Stephen A. Smith Analyst and Star of First Take on ESPN . Smith’s new book is called , “Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes”

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Kate Fagan, author of What Made Maddy Run, on Monday, January 29 at 7 p.m. at the Ramsey High School Auditorium

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January 29,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ramsey NJ, Dr. Matthew Murphy, superintendent of the Ramsey Public Schools, has extended an invitation to the Ridgewood community to attend their Parent Academy with Kate Fagan, author of What Made Maddy Run, on Monday, January 29 at 7 p.m. at the Ramsey High School Auditorium. Madison Holleran graduated from NHRHS prior to attending University of Pennsylvania.

What Made Maddy Run is a very powerful book that discusses some of the challenges that children are facing: social media, mental illness, and suicide. In fact, all staff members have received a copy of the book and Ms. Fagan will be addressing the entire staff in the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, she will be addressing our student-athletes and coaches to talk about the additional pressures of being a scholar-athlete. These are just some examples being taken towards the District’s Goal of Enhancing the Student Experience via a focus on Wellness.

An evening with author Kate Fagan:”Ms. Fagan brings enormous credibility and I think her story will be interesting to many,” wrote Dr. Murphy. “She played basketball for the University of Colorado and finished her career as one of the Big 12’s top scorers and then played 2 seasons in the WNBA. Following athletics, Ms. Fagan has worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and now is a writer for ESPN. She has appeared on “Around the Horn.” She has written several books and has established herself as a sportswriter with knowledge and insight that is useful and important, especially young athletes.”

Location: Ramsey High School Auditorium
Time: 7 PM (doors will open at 6:15 PM)
Parking is very limited – please carpool!

Limited additional parking has been graciously made available via Ramsey Ambulance (WHITE spaces only) and St. John’s.
In case of any potential weather-related issues – please check the district website for updates.

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NFL commissioner “NO CLUE ” why NFL rating are in a death spiral 

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November 1,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, out of touch NFL commissioner “MR NO CLUE ” Roger Goodell said that the league does not think it has lost viewers despite a 10 percent drop in television ratings this season.At the same time, however, he acknowledged that league officials are trying to understand what has caused the drop and how to address it.

Unfortunately for “MR NO CLUE ” ,if the NFL’s TV ratings keep declining as they have so far in the 2016-2017 season, it could put the corporate behemoths that own the broadcast and cable networks in a bind. After all, they’ve spent tens of billions on rights for the NFL and other sporting events in recent years, betting that they’ll turn a profit from selling ad time.

The nosedive in viewers came coincidently as the NFL American Anthem protests heated up .

ESPN once the darling of cable TV has been in a death spiral ever since it adapted a left wing anti American narrative .What’s a deteriorating business look like? In the month of October ESPN lost over 15,000 subscribers a day in October per the latest Nielson estimates. Worry at the network is that ESPN pays $2 billion a year to the NFL for Monday Night Football and one NFL wild card playoff game, as ESPN’s business collapses that ESPN’s decision on whether or not to bid to keep Monday Night Football would be the first big test of how rapidly that business is deteriorating.

On the flip side a good season and the average TV Household ratings for the YES Network’s 2017 regular season New York Yankees telecasts were 57% higher than YES’ 2016 Yankees ratings, and were the network’s best Yankees game ratings in five years. In addition, YES’ Primetime Yankees game telecasts out-rated all other broadcast and cable networks’ Primetime schedules in the New York DMA on nights when YES televised Yankees games.

For a second straight year, the World Series had more viewers than the NFL on Sunday night. Game 5 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers drew a 12.8 overnight rating for Fox, beating NBC’s 9.8 rating for a matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Sunday Night Football.” “Sunday Night Football” lost 25 percent of its viewership from last week’s matchup between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Deadline reported.

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Ridgewood Yankee Fans Rejoice

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October 2,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Yankees fans in Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut, including Ridgewood , rejoice. Optimum customers will be able to watch the AL wild-card game against the Twins on Tuesday, as Altice USA, which owns the cable provider, and Disney have reached a new deal. An agreement was made by the initial deadline of 5 p.m. Sunday.The two companies were renegotiating their contract and deadlocked over how much Altice USA would Optimum pay to re-transmit Walt Disney Company channels.Disney owns ESPN, which will air the Yankees vs. Twins one-game playoff on Tuesday evening, as well as multiple ABC channels.

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American football could fall like the gladiators of ancient Rome

Boycott NFL #boycottNFL

By Mary Pilon

December 3, 2016 | 3:11pm

When I called my father back home in Oregon on a recent Sunday, he rattled off his thoughts about the election, the health of his two dogs and queries about holiday plans. But, as the child of a sports-loving house (Go, Ducks!), I was most surprised by what my dad wasn’t talking about on Sunday — football.

He’s not alone in his waning interest. This season, ratings for professional football are down 27 percent across all of the major networks: ESPN, Fox, NBC and CBS, according Forbes. The decline in the ratings underscores a bigger truth that no one wants to face: Nothing lasts forever. And that includes the popularity of professional football, which now may be experiencing the slow, inevitable crumble of a Roman-style empire.

 

https://nypost.com/2016/12/03/american-football-could-fall-like-the-gladiators-of-ancient-rome/

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ESPN Loses Over a Half Million Subscribers

Boycott NFL #boycottNFL

The Nielsen estimates revealed that ESPN lost 555,000 subscribers during the last month.

In other words, ESPN essentially lost the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This, coming on the heels of last month, the worst month in ESPN history, where the network lost621,000 subscribers.

In the last two months, ESPN has lost 1,176,000 subscribers, a subscriber loss nearly the size of the city of Dallas, Texas. ESPN currently has just over 88 million domestic subscribers. In 2013, a mere three years ago, ESPN had 99 million subscribers. That’s right, in the last three years, ESPN lost somewhere in the neighborhood of ten million subscribers, the rough equivalent of the combined populations of New York City and Phoenix.

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/11/30/espn-loses-half-million-subscribers/

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Colin Kaepernick this time you went too far ,we for one have had enough celebrity BS

#Kapernick dealing with being oppressed

#Kaepernick dealing with being oppressed

August 31,2016
by PJ Blogger and the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, This is a strategic PR move by him and his people. It was already decided months ago that the faltering quarterback was being cut from the team, so before the announcement of him getting cut make headlines,his handlers had to make headlines before that news came out.
So, to sit down during the National Anthem was a brilliant move for Kaepernick to make headlines so that he comes off as a victim which fits in with the political climate, and spin it as if its about people and oppression. So later when they announce that he is being cut, which most of you don’t know, it will now look like he is being cut, because he “stood up for you and against the system. Which you will all believe without question.
We are get a bit tired and board of the reality TV antics and multi million dollar celebrities yelling about how repressed they are so we at the Ridgewood blog have decided to boycott all NFL games and ESPN until they stand and act like men or at lest act like professionals.
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Levin: ‘Radical Muslim Extremists, Muslim Terrorists, Muslim Jihadis Are Like the Nazis’

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By Michael Morris | August 26, 2015 | 1:07 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin called out ESPN on his radio show Tuesday for not providing an explanation as to why Curt Schilling was pulled from the coverage of the Little League World Series.

According to Sporting News, Curt Schilling, former MLB All-Star, was pulled from covering “the Little League World Series following a controversial tweet comparing Muslim Extremists to german Nazis.”

“Now, why would he be suspended for this?” asked Levin. “Are there Muslim groups or Muslims who disagree with Curt Schilling? Are they defending the terrorists, their conduct, their slaughter of other Muslims and their slaughter of Christians, Yazidees and Kurds and Jews? What exactly is the protest here?

Earlier in the show Levin had the following to say about Radical Muslim Extremists: “Radical Muslim Extremists, Muslim Terrorists, Muslim Jihadis are like the Nazis. They say things like the Nazis. They do things like the Nazis. It’s controversial to point that out?”

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-morris/levin-radical-muslim-extremists-muslim-terrorists-muslim-jihadis-are-nazis?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cns&utm_term=facebook&utm_content=facebook&utm_campaign=b-levin-extremists-like-nazis

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RIDGEWOOD: JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

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RIDGEWOOD: JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE

Taylor, Michigan
August 16 – 23

https://www.cityoftaylor.com/worldseries

(All times listed are Eastern Standard Time. Box scores are unofficial.)

Junior League Baseball World Series

International Teams
Asia-Pacific, 0-0
Canada, 0-0
Europe-Africa, 0-0
Latin America, 0-0
Puerto Rico, 0-0

United States Teams
Central, 0-0
East (RIDGEWOOD!!), 0-0
Southeast, 0-0
Southwest, 0-0
West, 0-0

Sunday, August 16
Game 1 – 11:00 AM
Score
East
0
West
0
Game 2 – 2:00 PM
Score
Asia-Pacific
0
Latin America
0
Box Score
Game 3 – 5:00 PM
Score
Southeast
0
Southwest
0
Game 4 – 8:00 PM
Score
Puerto Rico
0
Canada
0
Monday, August 17
Game 5 – 11:00 AM
Score
Southeast
0
Central
0
Game 6 – 2:00 PM
Score
Canada
0
Europe-Africa
0
Game 7 – 5:00 PM
Score
Latin America
0
Puerto Rico
0
Game 8 – 8:00 PM
Score
West
0
Southwest
0
Tuesday, August 18
Game 9 – 11:00 AM
Score
Asia-Pacific
0
Puerto-Rico
0
Game 10 – 2:00 PM
Score
West
0
Southeast
0
Game 11 – 5:00 PM
Score
Latin America
0
Europe-Africa
0
Game 12 – 8:00 PM
Score
East
0
Central
0
Wednesday, August 19
Game 13 – 11:00 AM
Score
Latin America
0
Canada
0
Game 14 – 2:00 PM
Score
East
0
Southwest
0
Game 15 – 5:00 PM
Score
West
0
Central
0
Game 16 – 8:00 PM
Score
Asia-Pacific
0
Europe-Africa
0
Thursday, August 20
Game 17 – 11:00 AM
Score
Southwest
0
Central
0
Game 18 – 2:00 PM
Score
Asia-Pacific
0
Canada
0
Game 19 – 5:00 PM
Score
Puerto Rico
0
Europe-Africa
0
Game 20 – 8:00 PM
Score
East
0
Southeast
0
Saturday, August 22
International Final
Game 21 – 3:00 PM
#1 Seed Pool Play
0
#2 Seed Pool Play
0
United States Final
Game 22 – 6:00 PM
Score
#1 Seed Pool Play
0
#2 Seed Pool Play
0
Sunday, August 23
Championship Game
Game 23 – 1:00 PM
Score
Winner Game 21
0
Winner Game 22
0

ESPN | Watch

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Ridgewood ‘s, Libby Geist Named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 21st annual definitive list of the industry’s top execs, 35 and under

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Ridgewood ‘s, Libby Geist Named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 21st annual definitive list of the industry’s top execs, 35 and under


 Libby Geist, 34Senior Director of Development, ESPN Films

For three years, Geist has run development for ESPN Films’ influential 30 for 30 documentary series, finding stories and filmmakers that have ranged from Michael Rapaport to Alex Gibney. In 2013, the married mother of two (her husband,Kevin Wildes, oversees ESPN2’s Olbermann and Bill Simmons’ recently launched The Grantland Basketball Houron ESPN) also spearheaded the Nine for IX series. The latter marked the 40th anniversary of Title IX and featured nine films — all directed by women — recounting milestone stories about such barrier-breakers as Venus Williams and Pat Summitt. Unlike her father (veteran CBS News correspondent Bill Geist) and brother (Today anchor Willie Geist), the University of Wisconsin grad has no aspirations of appearing in front of the camera. “Growing up, it wasn’t unusual for my brother and I to walk into the kitchen and stumble into a full crew and TV setup,” she says. “But I’ve always loved documentaries, so being behind the camera was the only place to be.”

MY BIG BREAK
“I had just started working in PR — I was awful — when the president of the company [Dan Klores] announced he was leaving to start a production company [Shoot the Moon Productions]. He needed a right-hand man, and I dove at the chance.”

FAVORITE MOVIE
“Searching for Sugar Man”

I CAN’T GET THROUGH THE WORKDAY WITHOUT
“Adding to my Netflix documentary queue.”

WHEN I’M NOT AT WORK, YOU’LL FIND ME
“Chasing my dog and little boys at the Great Lawn in Central Park.”

MY INDULGENCE
“Oreos, usually just after working out.”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/person/libby-geist-34