Your “Depths of the Off-season” Wednesday Evening Open Thread

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Beerguyrob

A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.
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NFL News:

  • Ezekiel Elliott was in a minor car crash on Sunday, so he’s been kept out of practice.
  • Myles Garrett was held out of drills because he has suffered a minor injury and the Browns don’t want to break him (yet).
    • Being a Brown will break him, however.
  • Positive Vikings news: Teddy Bridgewater participated in non-contact drills at OTAs.
    • no word yet on if he’ll be activated during 2017.
  • Oh goody – they’re keeping the Pro Bowl in Orlando.
  • Kaep has his workout with the Seahawks today.

Canada 150:

May 24, 1932 – Parliament passes a bill establishing the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, which became the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in November 1936.

The goal of the CRBC was to both

  • provide a federal broadcaster for Canadian programming
    • in both English & French
  • provide supervisory regulation of ongoing private stations
    • including monitoring the amount of foreign (read: US) programming on Canadian stations

Initially, Canadian public radio was partially subsidized by advertising, as it was considered an essential medium for promoting Canadian business. The rest of their subsidy came from an annual radio-licencing fee people paid to own radios; the fee was one dollar. (The closest comparison is the BBC, which also – and still does – charged the same fee. The current (2010–2016) cash cost is £145.50 for colour TV and £49 for monochrome TV, per household.)

In its four years of existence, seven Commission stations were set up, none with more than 5,000 watts of power, three fully owned and four leased from private firms. Thanks to contracts with the railways that ran private stations along their trunk lines, by 1936 the CRBC was running six hours of national programming each day and many more hours of regional programming on various regional circuits.

It was replaced in 1936 by the CBC, which served the dual role of content provider and regulatory supervisor for all Canadian broadcasting, until that role was divided via the creation of the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) in 1968.


Tonight’s sports:

  • Baseball. Just baseball.
    • Game 7 – Sens at Pens is Thursday
      • as is Game 5 – Cavs at Celtics

I suppose there’s always another episode of Archer tonight.

ET TU, STERLING?!

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Beerguyrob

A Canadian man-child of indeterminate age, he stays young by selling alcohol at sporting events and yelling at the patrons he serves. Their rage nourishes his soul, and their tips pay for his numerous trips to various sporting events.

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