Quote of the Day
"I don't have a good feeling about things. I don't know where things are. I'm just taking it day-by-day."
-- MLB Rangers President Nolan Ryan, on getting a sale of the team completed (DALLASNEWS.com, 7/8).
James' Miami Move Creating Plenty Of Headlines
LeBron James' much-hyped decision to join the Heat continues to reverberate throughout the sports world. The addition of James to a roster already including Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh instantly makes the Heat the NBA's marquee draw and it "marks the start of an irrevocable shift in the balance of power" in the league. The Heat also stand to reach unprecedented heights from multiple business metrics, including sponsorship sales and television ratings. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are left to pick up the pieces as their hometown star moves on, and Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert voices the thoughts of every Clevelander by "personally attacking" LeBron in a stunning open letter. One thing to ponder about the newest resident of South Beach -- has an athlete’s public reputation ever shifted so dramatically in a matter of days? Fans may look back on Thursday as the "moment that changed the way he is seen."