Starting Monday, the Los Feliz native will host Daily Wager, a daily program on ESPNews airing at 3 p.m. and available for streaming on the ESPN app.Its the first regularly scheduled program from the Walt Disney Co.s sports media behemoth solely dedicated to gaming-related information and data on upcoming contests, and it likely wont be the last as legal sports betting spreads throughout the country.The Supreme Court ruling in May that legalized sports betting is expected to be a boost for sports talk shows, which are the low-cost moneymakers for outlets that need programming to supplement their live play-by-play telecasts.,Open discussion of odds, point spreads and other analytical data related to wagering on pro and college games each night could potentially energize the format for an audience that has a financial stake in the outcomes.The changes in the law open up an entirely new genre of entertainment, said Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at Washington University in St. Louis.Other sports networks are already on the bandwagon.,WarnerMedias digital sports website Bleacher Report announced last month that it is building a studio inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where it will produce gaming-related content.But as the countrys leading source of sports programming, ESPN, with its entry into gaming-themed shows, is marking the strongest indication yet of an attitudinal shift toward a once-verboten subject on which sports TV coverage has traditionally tread lightly.A daily ESPN show is an important milestone, said Lee Berke, president of the consulting firm LHB Sports, Entertainment Media.,ESPNs SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt has a popular segment called Bad Beats, which humorously focuses on heartbreaking, last-minute plays that result in teams failing to cover the spread.Van Pelt sidekick Steve Coughlin will be one of the contributors to Daily Wager along with ESPN radio host Chris The Bear Fallica, ESPN.com gambling industry reporter David Purdum, Las Vegas-based handicapper Preston Johnson, fantasy football analyst Anita Marks and sports betting expert Joe Fortenbaugh.Rishe believes programs that provide usable data for bettors have the potential to draw younger viewers who have drifted away from traditional TV for sports news.,After graduating with a degree in economics from Brown University, he immersed himself in the analytics and data related to gaming and became an expert as a sports journalist in Las Vegas, where the home team is betting, he said.While wager-related data crunched by ESPNs statistic and information group will line the screen during Daily Wager, Kezirian said the programs content will still be accessible to the non-betting fan.Were still in Year 1 of legalization and I think there is a new audience that is open-minded to the space, so we want to be inclusive, he said.

Therefore it is unsurprising that any given politician, with or without any genuine affinity for the game, may look to football in order to gain acceptance from an electorate comprised largely of the people with whom they share the least common ground.,What it is, though, particularly in Cameron’s case, is manipulative and if not intentionally dishonest then blatantly obfuscatory, and their fatal mistake, prior to their wielding of football as some form of Machiavellian weapon of mass incorporation, is their assumption that football is a simple game and the people who watch it 0 the lesser-educated working class – are similarly uncomplicated.,Read  |  Sunderland ‘Til I Die and the neglected communities reliant on football as a means of escape

As a part of what he calls “the rationality of arguments among fans”, Critchley speaks at length of the intricacies of football talk.,One can listen to the fan of an enemy team, hear their arguments, listen to their reasons and even change one’s mind …” read more

There is also the growing superyacht, luxury cruiser and game fishing charter boat markets that also move north during the winter to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and then south in summer to escape the tropical cyclones and to view the spectacular New Year Eve fireworks and the wonders of the Gold Coast waterways, Sydney Harbour and the serenity of the Pittwater Hawkesbury cruising grounds.,Small coastal regional towns are critical for providing safe harbour, reprovisioning and respite to the smaller cruising boats on their north or south journeys, as well as offering spectacular coastal scenery and tourism attractions for these and the larger charter boats seeking out things to see and do whilst cruising in Australia.,Just prior to the GFC, Crown Lands NSW got its act together with a strategy, policy, funding and a team motivated to improve the NSW minor ports through private public partnerships and head lease tenures that promoted investment, jobs and great community outcomes.,As a result, private investment in ‘public’ infrastructure is not possible due to uncertainty around tenure and rent payable for the marine business operator, and the community has restricted access to the waterways and commercial opportunities that are linked to the marine industry.,With clear strategy, policy and motivation by government, these coastal towns could thrive and play a significant role in tourism, business, increased jobs and prosperity, not only locally but for the entire country.

The Rams have broken hearts and left behind bitter fans in two different cities — in St. Louis, where the team spent 21 years, won a Super Bowl and then split town in a nasty divorce, and in Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city and team’s home from 1946 to 1995, where the Rams built and lost a fan base before returning three seasons ago.,A win over the Saints on Sunday and the prospect of a football championship for Los Angeles could bring Rams fever to a boil and carve out a place for the team in the city’s crowded sports scene.,The Rams didn’t have to work quite as hard to build loyalty in St. Louis, where football-starved fans snatched up tickets early in 1995 and were rewarded four seasons later when an unknown backup quarterback named Kurt Warner and tailback Marshall Faulk turned their offense into the so-called “Greatest Show on Turf” and won a dramatic Super Bowl championship in 1999.,A couple of weeks ago, Saints coach Sean Payton hauled in the Lombardi trophy and a big stack of greenbacks to show his team what was at stake…

Tony Hernandez, a third-generation Rams fan from east of Los Angeles, said half of his uncles and many of his friends gave up on the Rams after they moved away.,Hernandez said he briefly quit watching the team during the 1995 season in protest of the move, but soon was back to watching every game and even flying to St. Louis to cheer in person. read more

The first time my stories were out there.,When I was young, my maximum engagement, as a person, was with stories more than people around me which was a very strange thing.,If you pick up a love story in the 80s and you pick up a love story of today, the basic plot is going to be the same thing– girl meets boy, they cannot be together and there is a conflict and finally, they resolve that conflict and come together.,Cinema and stories are primarily a reflection of the times we are in.,Having said that, my latest movie that came out, Kedarnath, a lot of people got up and said this is the same old Hindu-Muslim cliché story.

The Dallas Cowboys will play in their 63rd postseason game, the most in NFL history, when they face the Los Angeles Rams in an NFC Divisional Playoff on Saturday at 7:15 p.m.,Dec. 19, 1976 - Rams won 14-12, NFC Divisional

Texas Stadium — The Rams beat the Cowboys for the first time in the playoffs in what was an ugly, low-scoring game.,Dec. 30, 1979: Rams won 21-19, NFC Divisional read more