Quote of the Day

"It being a player issue, we really wish we had a bigger say so."

-- Titans C and NFLPA President Kevin Mawae, on changes to the Pro Bowl (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 1/28).

Thursday January 28, 2010 Vol. 16 — No. 94 Print This Issue

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  • iCandy

    New iPad Could Change
    Way Sports Is Consumed

    The tech world is still trying to wrap its head around Apple's new iPad, the long-awaited mobile tablet unveiled yesterday to much fanfare, but one thing appears certain: the iPad is likely to have a huge impact on the way we consume sports. The device gets front-page treatment in all the major dailies, sharing headlines with President Obama's State of the Union address. But in addition to the hype for its "gamechanging" versatility, it is the iPad's potential for sports integration that draws our attention. Convergence Sports & Media President Tom Richardson says, “We've seen what's happened with the iPhone and a 3-inch screen. Can you imagine the possibilities with the larger real estate?" Apple's dedication to protecting rightsholders clearly resonates with some partners, particularly MLBAM, which plans to stream live MLB games through the new device. But will the $499 base price hurt sales?

  • The Wonderful Wizard?
    Leonsis' planned acquisition of NBA team, Verizon Center now in jeopardy after exclusive purchase window reportedly expires.

    Farewell To Firearms 
    David Stern "let everybody know who's in charge" with suspensions for Arenas, Crittenton, but should he have come down even harder?

    Chew On This
    Snickers returning to Super Bowl for first time since disastrous '07 ad; did CBS accept Tebow spot because it "needs the money?"

    The Missing Link
    Tiger's absence from the course magnified as PGA Tour tees off from Torrey Pines.

    Paradise Lost
    NFLPA leaders add to the growing chorus frustrated with changes to the Pro Bowl.

    No Cash For Clunkers 
    ISC says $122.5M investment in Motorsports Authentics has completely lost its value. 

    Spreading The Field 
    Dynamo looking at a new stadium site after downtown Houston plans "started stalling a little."

    A Boy Named Suh
    The consensus top pick in April's NFL Draft selects Maximum Sports for representation.

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