Quote of the Day

"One of the most impressive places I've ever seen.
It really is.

-- NBC's Matt Lauer, on the Cowboys' locker room at the new $1.2B Cowboys Stadium ("Today," NBC, 9/18).

Friday September 18, 2009 Vol. 16 — No. 5 Print This Issue

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  • Cowboys Stadium Opens To The World Sunday

    In case there is a sports fan who hasn’t heard, the Cowboys’ new $1.2B stadium will finally host its first regular-season NFL game on Sunday. The team is a recipient of a two-hour infomercial on the eve of the game, as NBC’s “Today” originates a large portion of Friday’s show from the facility dubbed "JerryWorld." While the show includes an on-field interview with Jerry Jones, other segments lead to responses in the Twittersphere such as "Today" being "incorrect in its belief that only news in the world involves Cowboys Stadium.” Meanwhile, as the finishing touches are being put on the facility, N.Y. TIMES architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff writes the venue appears “straight out of Eisenhower’s America, with its embrace of car culture and a grandiose, bigger-is-better mentality."

  • Plan Of Attack
    Chris Chelios reportedly plans to meet with other NHLers about reinstating Paul Kelly, while several prominent players want answers.

    Bright Eyes
    Super Bowl ad sales picking up as two spots from Hyundai put CBS around 70% sold. 

    Repeat After Me
    Will NCAA stay the course and hire another university president to succeed Myles Brand?

    I Feel Pretty
    Richard Schaefer quite bullish on Saturday's mega bout, but can boxing count on Floyd Mayweather to be boxing's next big draw?

    Moscow On The Hudson
    Bruce Ratner moving closer to selling stake of Nets to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.

    Room For Squares?
    Wonder what David Stern thinks about WNBA vs. gay porn debate on new FoxSports.com show.

    Ice Breaker
    Wild's NHL-record sellout streak in jeopardy as tickets still remain for every game this season.

    Casey At The Bat
    Wasserman likes sound of NFL in L.A., but says league's revenue sharing limits value of market.

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