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'Friday Night Tykes' Will Return For A Second Season

Apr 1 2014, 4:33pm CDT | by

Sorry, Sen. Richard Durbin , this does not appear to be an April Fools’ Day joke: Esquire Network on April 1 announced it will bring back its youth football “docu-series” “Friday...

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17 weeks ago

'Friday Night Tykes' Will Return For A Second Season

Apr 1 2014, 4:33pm CDT | by

Sorry, Sen. Richard Durbin , this does not appear to be an April Fools’ Day joke: Esquire Network on April 1 announced it will bring back its youth football “docu-series” “Friday Night Tykes” for a second season .

The reason Esquire Network revealed this on an ordinarily spurious day for public announcements is because April 1 also is the air date for a special afterword, “Tackling Tykes,” on the 10-episode series focusing on teams of 8- and 9-year-olds in the Texas Youth Football Association .

From the Esquire Network’s announcement, including all its bold and caps:

“The first season of FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES sparked a national debate about competitive youth sports, and we think it’s important to continue that discussion with a second season of the series,” said Matt Hanna, Head of Original Programming, Esquire Network. “At its heart, FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES is a series about parentingand the question about hard we should push our children is an incredibly relevant one for parents across America .”

At least early on, “Friday Night Tykes” attracted a little more than 400,000 viewers per episode — pretty low for most shows, but a big hit for male-skewing Esquire Network, which NBC Universal started up Sept. 23, 2013, to replace female-skewing Style .

The impact — no pun intended, given some of the concussive hits among the kids on “Friday Night Tykes” — of the show went way beyond ratings, with discussion and reviews all over the media world and beyond, such as Durbin’s call to cancel the show because of what he called a celebration of “the conduct of a league that directly endangers the health of children.”  As it turned out, the Texas Youth Football Association suspended two coaches because of conduct portrayed on “Friday Night Tykes.”

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7 weeks ago

RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the ...
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7 weeks ago

Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was brok ...
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7 weeks ago

Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rej ...
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7 weeks ago

MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussei ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the southern st ...
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7 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.78 million in co ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Musta ...
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7 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocation of R ...
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7 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Scheme 20 ...
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8 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansara Skyway ...
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