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CBS's "The Late Show" spoofs SCOTUS ruling

CBS’s "The Late Show" weighed in on the SCOTUS ruling in favor of former high school football coach Joseph Kennedy's right to pray on the field after games. The opening segment featured a dubbed-over version of a pregame speech from the original "Friday Night Lights" movie, with the coach telling players he was a “member of the Temple of the True Inner Light.” The coach said the church “is not one you’ve heard of. It’s about shrooms and how psychedelics … are the true flesh of God.”

Later, host Stephen Colbert also talked about the SCOTUS ruling, then blew a whistle, threw a yellow penalty flag and said, “Illegal procedure! Twelve Apostles on the field!” Colbert: “If the court believes this type of Christian ritual is okay for public schools, then I’m sure they’ll be fine with every religion going varsity. I can’t wait for the Satanic cheerleaders: ‘D-E-V-I-L, come on team let’s burn in hell! Saaaaacrifice a goat!’” (“The Late Show,” CBS, 6/29).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: August 9, 2022

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SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

SBJ Spotlight: Warner Bros. Discovery

CNBC media reporter Alex Sherman joins SBJ’s John Ourand to discuss Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming strategy. The two talk about the company’s interest in sports rights, with Sherman noting that the company is in a cost-cutting mode, which is one reason why it has not been active in media rights negotiations over the past several months.

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