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SBD/Issue 219/Sports Media
Blog Hound: Favre Back To Packers And To No. 1 Topic Status
Published August 4, 2008
Over the weekend Packers QB Brett Favre reclaimed the top spot with the news that the Packers would welcome him back to the team. Dodgers LF Manny Ramirez' debut with the team was also a popular topic. Rounding out the top five were discussions of ESPN's Erin Andrews and her response to a critical article by columnist Mike Nadel; the NFL Panthers suspending WR Steve Smith for two regular season games after Smith punched Panthers CB Ken Lucas during practice Friday; and the U.S. men's basketball team's victories over both Lithuania and Russia. Visit www.sportsmediachallenge.com for more info or see chart below.