SBD/Issue 15/Hot Reads
Published October 2, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
The Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE's Dennis Brackin writes the Metrodome "will evoke a good deal of emotion this weekend" while hosting its final Twins series: "Quirky and outdated, certainly. But also a warehouse of baseball memories" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE). Meanwhile, signing QB Brett Favre may help the Vikings win support for a new stadium.
The WASHINGTON POST's Thomas Boswell writes despite a 22% drop in attendance this year, the Nationals "operate on such a low budget and possess such a healthy bottom line that they are the financial envy of most other franchises" (WASHINGTON POST).
On The NHL:
- Jim Balsillie urged to set up league that would rival NHL.
- Several issues of safety, finance unsettled as season starts.
- Social networking aspect helps sites like SB Nation continue to grow.
- Does head injury risk in NFL extend to high school-level football?
- AEG Sports President Andrew Messick discusses Tour of California.
- ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary project may spawn new channel.
- UFC President Dana White on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter."