Quote of the Day

 "They're making
me into Phelps.”

-- U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn, on filming promos for NBC ahead of the '10 Vancouver Games(SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 10/11). 

Monday October 12, 2009 Vol. 16 — No. 21 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Conservative Play Calling

    Limbaugh's Role As
    Rams Suitor Draws Heat

    One of the more interesting stories to emerge over the last few days has been the NFLPA’s concern over Rush Limbaugh's role in a group bidding to buy the Rams. Late last week a number of black players took a rare social stand saying they were opposed to Limbaugh being part of a bid group. Now, NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith is being outspoken in addressing the issue, writing that “sport in America is at its best when it unifies” and “rejects discrimination and hatred.” After already hearing from a number of players, Smith "encouraged players to speak their mind” on Limbaugh's bid. In N.Y., Gary Myers writes Limbaugh is "so outspoken it would be inevitable he would say something to embarrass the NFL and upset his players." If this rare instance of social activism continues to attract a large enough group of athletes, it will clearly put the NFL in an awkward position of having to decide whether to approve a group with such a polarizing figure within its ownership.

  • Timing Is Everything
    Late night Phils-Rockies game in chilly Denver raises questions over MLB scheduling; Chip Caray still under fire, but No. 2 TBS team gets props.

    Upon Further Review
    MLB observers call for expanded use of instant replay as missed calls plague playoffs.

    High Five!
    NFL continues to deliver positive ratings news as all three nets see weekly increases from '08.

    Line Shift
    Attorney David Feher, former NFLPA exec Doug Allen mentioned as candidates for NHLPA job.

    Upping The Ante
    Mayor says East Rutherford deserves to collect more taxes from new Giants/Jets stadium.

    Stepping Off The Rubber
    IBAF President Schiller to leave post by end of year to devote time to family, personal business.

    Is That G?
    Tiger, a noted Gatorade endorser, reportedly drinks Neuro1 supplement on the side.

    Starry Night
    Suns hope to build outdoor game into annual community event after successful second edition.

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