Quote of the Day
"If the clubs want to consider going to 154 games, we can reduce that. But they don’t want to do that, unanimously."
-- MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, on trying to keep the World Series from stretching into late October and early November (THE DAILY).
"30 For 30" Series Drawing Kudos From Critics
ESPN often can serve as a polarizing entity among sports fans, but its “30 for 30” documentary series is garnering almost universal praise. Pundits have met ESPN's first four films with applause, crediting the net for handing the reins to notable filmmakers and taking a step back. NPR's Linda Holmes calls the documentaries "excellent, insightful television," whether you "care about sports or not." The most recent episode detailing the infamous Larry Holmes-Muhammad Ali fight in October ’80 is being deemed "easily the best of the first four because the documentary is largely left to stand alone without any sort of personal bias from the filmmaker." The fall run of the series, which coincides with ESPN’s 30th anniversary, concludes with features on Len Bias and Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder before returning next year with efforts by such luminary filmmakers as Ron Shelton and Steve James.
Double, Double, Toil & Trouble
Tampa radio station suspends host for erroneous Buccaneers report, as team issues strong denial.
Bobbing For Apples
Fox earns 13.6 overnight for World Series Game Two, up 48% as Yankees even series.
Selig, addressing wide range of MLB topics, says there is "trepidation" about expanding replay.
USOC chooses Spencer Stuart over eight other firms to lead search for permanent CEO.
Lucky Number 13?
Investment group led by Atlanta businesswoman Kathy Betty purchases WNBA Dream.
Dodgers delay start of "The Next 50" ballpark renovation project due to "challenging" economy.
Creeping To The Top
ESPN Sports Poll indicates Lakers are still favorite NBA team, but Celtics gain ground.