Sidney Crosby’s 12-year, $104.4 million contract extension is quite something

Raking in the money. Let’s just hope he can stay healthy.

The Penguins have just announced Sidney Crosby’s new contract extension: 12 years for $104.4 million. That means The Kid will be with the team until the 2024-25 season.

For Crosby, he is one of the biggest names in the game and could possibly the greatest star of this generation. My only hope is that he can remain healthy from his concussion issues and really bring this sport to light in America. Hockey is on the cusp of getting more and more attention.

But I am always concerned with major contracts in the NHL. After all, it doesn’t always work out. However, Crosby is a totally different kind of talent. A once in a lifetime type of talent. I hope he justifies this extension with years of fantastic play.

NFL shifts CBS & FOX late doubleheader kickoff times to ensure more football for fans

The extra 10 minutes makes a huge difference. I’m OK with this. What do you think?

NFL Communications

4:25 PM ET Kickoff Time Reduces Overlap With 1:00 PM Games  

The kickoff time for Sunday late afternoon doubleheader games on CBS and FOX will be moved from 4:15 PM ET to 4:25 PM ET, the NFL announced today.  The 4:05 PM ET kickoff time for games not on the doubleheader network will remain unchanged.

The 4:25 PM ET kickoff time will reduce instances in which fans miss the end of a 1:00 PM ET game telecast because they must receive the opening kickoff of their home team’s late-afternoon game. In addition, fans not in the cities of the late doubleheader opponents will be less likely to miss the beginning of the late doubleheader game.

In researching the kickoff time shift, the NFL analyzed games from the 2009-11 seasons and found that 44 games required part of the audience to be switched to a mandatory doubleheader game kickoff. With…

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Why isn’t LeBron James on the cover of NBA 2K13?

Not bad, but could have been better.

LeBron James has never appeared on a video game cover and this year would be a great time for him to finally get it done. But instead, the NBA 2K series has decided to go with Blake Griffin, Ken Durant and Derrick Rose for their newest cover. (The game is set to come out in November.)

These three aren’t bad choices but why not include the most talked about player in the league? He’s the defending MVP, Finals MVP and is a champion now.

Maybe James didn’t want to be on the cover. But if there was a chance to put the most talked about star of the league on the cover, this had to be the year. It’s a missed opportunity I think.