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SBD/Issue 211/Hot Reads
Published July 19, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
The AP's Tim Dahlberg writes we can expect to hear NBA and NFL team owners "crying poor over the upcoming months. There will be somber talk about the terrible consequences of not reining in player salaries. … Feel their pain, if you must. But start believing them about the same time they start unloading their teams" (AP).
CBSSPORTS.com's Mike Freeman writes many NFL players are "highly responsible and save large chunks of their huge paychecks but too many aren't even close to being ready for the financial dangers a lockout presents. The owners know this" (CBSSPORTS.com). Meanwhile, Atlanta-based NFL agents are bracing for labor unrest.
On The Late George Steinbrenner:
- N.Y. TIMES staffers recall their encounters with The Boss.
- Running Yankees became family affair under Steinbrenner.
- SS Derek Jeter says Steinbrenner "demanded perfection."
- What part did luck play in the success of his Yankee teams?
- The Boss was driven by a strong, persistent fear of failure.