Loads Of News & Notes On Hulk Hogan, The SD! Rating

Ryan Clark

As noted earlier here on the site, Friday night’s 12/21 edition of WWE Friday Night Smackdown drew a 2.9 fast national rating, taking The CW Network to fourth place overall among the networks. This is up from last week’s 2.7 rating. We should have the final number by next week.

Trevor Mischke sent this in: Bill Simmons on ESPN’s Page Two wrote this about a Brett Favre-led Packers team: I’m just plain terrified by the possibility of a Pats-Packers Super Bowl — not only will 90 percent of the crowd be Packers fans, not only will the entire country be galvanized behind one team like nothing we’ve seen since “USA 4, USSR 3,” but it will be humanly impossible for the officials to avoid secretly rooting for the Pack in that one. How could you help it? Subconsciously, wouldn’t you give Green Bay every break without even knowing it? Seeing Favre carry a team to a Super Bowl title at his age, with all the miles he’s carrying, would be the best Father Time-defying sports moment since Jack Nicklaus won the ’86 Masters â<80>¦ unless you count Hulk Hogan recapturing the WWE title in 2002. Personally, I would count it. But that’s just me.

Trevor also sent this in: I saw a link on SI.com this morning. The link is to a story about Hulk Hogan and the new American Gladiators. Visit SI.com for more.

The St. Petersburg Times has an article up about Hulk Hogan’s liability in the civil lawsuit brought upon by the family of John Graziano, the victim in the Nick Hogan car crash. Hogan could be liable since the car Nick was driving was owned by Hulk and Hulk had signed off on Nick’s driver’s license. The Hogans main defense is that Graziano was not wearing a seatbelt.

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