Quote of the Day
"Everybody is cringing at home thinking, 'I thought the wave had finally gone away.' It's back because of the free tickets they gave
out in Detroit."
-- Fox' Troy Aikman, on the fans having fun during the Giants-Vikings game atFord Field (Fox, 12/13).
Ford Field Tried To Cater To Vikings For Game
Detroit fans showed up for the first Monday night game at Ford Field in a festive mood, as more than 45,000 either obtained free tickets or made the trek from the Twin Cities to watch the relocated Giants-Vikings game. The Lions are being hailed for coming to the aid of their divisional rival, with the NFL’s Frank Supovitz saying, “The Lions organization from top to bottom was incredibly engaged, incredibly participatory and incredibly supportive.” Attention now turns to where the Vikings will play next Monday night. The team hopes to know by the end of the day whether the torn Metrodome roof will be repaired enough for the stadium to host its home finale against the Bears. The Univ. of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium is waiting in the wings, but it too needs to know a decision today.
Band Of Brothers
Following in the NFLPA's footsteps, NBA players begin voting to authorize the decertification of the NBPA with the CBA expiring this summer.
Larry Scott says Pac-10 "far advanced" in development of network that may launch in '12.
Stranded On Third?
Fox Sports boss Eric Shanks offers lukewarm assessment of near future for sports in 3D.
A Rough Draft
Jim Delany says history inspired the Big Ten's new look, while critics contend the new logo "looks like it took 25 seconds to make."
Wake Me Up, Before You Go-Go
ATP Tour moves New Haven event to Winston-Salem, where it will make a profit in year one.
Everyone's A Critic
Clippers players confirm hearing courtside taunts from none other than Donald Sterling.
This Day In History
Minutes after NFL-record streak ends, Favre sells commemorative footballs on his website.