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Published January 13, 2011
SPEEDTV.com's Jimmy Spencer writes, "One of the same seven deadly sins that bit NASCAR a few years ago could take a sizeable bite out of the NFL, as well. The possibility of an NFL lockout looms large next season and old-fashioned greed is to blame. But NASCAR is no stranger to what happens when a sport and its key players get too money-hungry" (SPEEDTV.com).
The London TELEGRAPH's Paul Kelso writes, "One of the many challenges Qatar faces in the next decade could be delivering the 2022 World Cup without the wholehearted support of the FIFA president. There is a firm conviction in Qatar, endorsed by close observers of FIFA, that Sepp Blatter did not support their bid" (London TELEGRAPH).
The FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM's Mitchell Schnurmann writes, "The Super Bowl will have a final score, but the economic impact may never be settled. … some academics say that marquee sports events are worth maybe one-tenth of the projections" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM).
The AP's Michael Marot writes, "Over the next 10 days, American troops in Europe and the Middle East will get to see racing history when [Mario] Andretti joins Larry Foyt and Al Unser Jr. on the Indianapolis 500's Centennial Tour — the first time the three iconic IndyCar surnames have worked together on the same team" (AP).