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Magic Johnson To Make BILLIONS Through Dodgers TV Revenue

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We previously mentioned that Magic Johnson and some buddies bought the Dodges for an astonishing $2.15 BILLION.

And we're assuming U were just as shocked as we were.

So how will they make that money back, U ask?

TV revenue.

Once the Dodger's exclusive contract with Fox ends in 2013, the team will be able to take bids from other networks.

Estimates have already reached as high as a possible $4 BILLION in revenue!

Just from TV!

A sports firm consultant said:

"This whole deal is dependent on the broadcast revenues. In many ways it was not a baseball team being marketed; a broadcast property was being marketed."

Which means they won't have to raise ticket prices and risk alienating fans.

Gotta spend money to make money we guess!

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Pat Robertson Supports Legalizing Weed!

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Even religious leaders know what's up!

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is now saying marijuana should be treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed — and we're sure now that he's spoken up, others will definitely follow!

This wasn't expected!

What do U think?? Legalize it??

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College Basketball Announcer's Chair Collapses During Broadcast

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LOLz!

Who doesn't love a good sports blooper?

College basketball announcer James Bates took a HIGHlarious fall during the beginning of a broadcast when his stool collapsed beneath him.

Instead of getting red in embarrassment, the guy didn't let the awkward moment phase him and he handled it pretty smoothly.

Check out the short clip from the Xavier vs. Dayton game above for a good laugh!

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Melissa McCarthy Hits The Gym For A Post-Valentine's Day Workout

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This chick always looks happy, which makes us happy, which hopefully makes you happy too!

Melissa McCarthy was spotted leaving the gym with a smile on her face on Wednesday morning after a post-Valentine's Day workout.

As you may have noticed by now, we aren't too thrilled with the Oscars this year thanks to a few major snubs and, of course, no Muppets making an appearance on the broadcast, but we couldn't be more excited for Melissa's first nomination!

She's nominated for Best Supporting Actress because of her performance in Bridesmaids and we're crossing our fingers that she takes home the trophy! Do U think she has a chance at winning?

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Kris And Kim Divorce Deets: Kris Wants To Go After Reality TV

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It was only a matter of time before someone took reality tv to court.

We're just wondering if Kris has what it takes to take down that beast — and it looks like he'll at least be giving it his all.

We're learning that Kris' lawyer plans to put reality tv on trial by exposing it's M.O. So how would they do that?

They're asking the judge to allow TV stations to broadcast the trial, in a bid to prove that Kim had no intention of staying married to him, but instead only wanted big ratings for this season!

The question is: is that going to be seen as hypocritical? We don't know, we don't think so. It might be a good tool to help expose.

So. Kim want's a divorce, Kris wants an annulment. Kim says there was irreconcilable differences, Kris says it's fraud.

Kris has the uphill battle — Kim has the argument that Kris has gotten famous for all this too, plus why would she go through the trouble of a long prenup if she didn't intend to stay with him?

But then again, maybe she knew she'd be able to use it as an excuse… the plot thickens. ALSO, the very idea of a prenup to us shows a lack of confidence in the forthcoming marriage — so couldn't the act of a prenup itself be considered evidence that she wasn't in it for the right reasons??

Such a mess!

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The NBA's First Day Back Gets Big Ratings

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It was looking a little uncertain for a while whether or not NBA fans would have a season to look forward to this winter, but basketball is back and (almost) better than ever!

The TNT broadcast of the New York Knicks' opening game against the Boston Celtics was the fourth most-watched regular season NBA game in cable history and the highest-rated Christmas game in cable history with an average of 5.9 million viewers.

Not bad, guys!

ABC also scored big with the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the Chicago Bulls and broadcasted the network's third highest-rated regular season game ever!

Even ESPN's Christmas day rating's jumped 26% with smaller games like Orlando and Oklahoma City, then 77% when the L.A. Clippers took on Golden State.

It looks like the lockout actually raised the interest in the sport! Let's see if the games keep people invested.

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NFL Renewals Will Raise The Cost Of Doing TV Business

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The broadcast companies that just renewed their deals with the NFL for broadcasting rights through 2022 are expecting ad sales to offset the rising cost of the rights.

This might be a mistake in the future if, say, ads drop:

"We see the broadcasters' decision to renew their NFL rights as an acknowledgement of the economic benefit the NFL is having on their business. The earnings impact is modest and long-term cost certainty a positive.

"The benefits these rights have already accrued to the economics of these networks - namely, rapidly rising re-transmission fees. Even if these two events do not happen, the pressure to garner increased carriage fees by ESPN [which extended its rights deal earlier this year], CBS, NBC and Fox and limit cost escalation elsewhere will be significant."

Also, this further moves the trend towards only finding profitable sports programming when it's exclusive.

Which might mean that the consumer will have to pay for premium access to certain things they normally get for free right now!

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