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The Daily's Hot Reads For Tuesday: Metaphors We Live By
Published February 5, 2013
YAHOO SPORTS' Ryan Lambert writes when it comes to brain safety, the NFL is "at least getting some wheels in motion on the matter." That "only scores to underscore how the little the [NHL] is doing with regard to the rash of head injuries now being suffered league-wide, and to change the culture surrounding it" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com).
CBSSPORTS.com's Dennis Dodd writes, "As a powerful tax-exempt, non-profit organization that that furthers the education mission through athletics, the current perception is that the NCAA does little more than put on a heck of a basketball tournament" (CBSSPORTS.com). Also, a closer look at the racket that is "academic counseling" (N.Y. TIMES).
The OREGONIAN's Steve Duin notes Steve Kelley, who retired from the Seattle Times last week, left the Portland paper more than 30 years ago. Duin: "But in the evolution and education of the Portland sports fans, I'd argue that no beat reporter/columnist played as pivotal a role as Kelley in raising expectations" (Portland OREGONIAN).
On The Super Bowl:
- Behind-the-scenes look at Coca-Cola's ad, '13 marketing plans.
- Ravens basking in glory of their second championship season.
- Unlikely stars could use Super Bowl ads to catapult careers.
- Two families shocked to see themselves in Ram's "Farmer" spot.
- Want to be an F1 driver? It helps to have a big bank account.
- NASCAR's Chase, while flawed, is now cornerstone of season.
- Perceptions changing about level of talent among MLS clubs.
- Right people need to be in the room in Rams stadium talks.
- European police find match-fixing widespread in int'l soccer.
- Indoor Cricket USA an unlikely haven for sport in New Jersey.
- Ever-competitive Lance Armstrong turns to social site Strava.