U.S. Fans Abound For WWC Final LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" MLS Eyeing St. Paul For Expansion Club Angels Bad PR Continues With Dipoto Exit NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Going Off The Grid Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid GT To Benefit Financially From Ireland Game
The Daily's Hot Reads For Thursday: Together Again
Published February 14, 2013
ESPN.com's Heather Dinich writes, "Ten years ago, the news of three teams leaving the Big East was shocking. Now, it’s more surprising to hear of anyone who's staying in the Big East. The ACC's first round of expansion was a messy trio of divorces with enough lawsuits to fill TruTV. This time, Pitt and Cuse were just following the national trend" (ESPN.com).
NEWSDAY's John Jeansonne writes of the IOC dropping wrestling in '20: "Their claim of 'renewing and renovating' goes along with a habit of choosing flash over substance ever since the Olympics began to generate enormous profits" (NEWSDAY). Also, how modern pentathlon changed in an effort to remain in the Olympics (N.Y. TIMES).
The Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL's Dinah Voyles Pulver writes ISC and Daytona Int'l Speedway leaders are "experiencing sort of a corporate version of a thrill show at the venue they like to call the 'world center of racing'" (Daytona Beach NEWS-JOURNAL). Meanwhile, track President Joie Chitwood makes efforts to reconnect with fans (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION).
On The Redskins Nickname Controversy:
- Franchise's history contains embarrassing legacy of racism.
- Furor over moniker comes up, dissipates every few years.
- Writer gathers opinions on mascots from Native Americans.
- Red Sox head into season with chance to repair tarnished brand.
- A closer look at using hotel-motel taxes to build sports stadiums.
- Many Astros fans remain bitter over switch from NL to AL.
- Women drivers making continual progress in ranks of NHRA.
- Writer defends Darren Rovell against hordes of bitter bloggers.
- Michael Jordan helped Luke Donald sharpen mental approach.