Quote of the Day

"Ever since Gene Upshaw passed away -- I'm just going to lay it all out there -- the owners saw blood in the water."
-- Saints QB and NFLPA Exec Committee member Drew Brees, on the former NFLPA Exec Dir's death in August '08 being the starting point for the league's lockout plans. (SI.com, 5/26)
Friday May 27, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 179 Print This Issue

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  • The Fast And The Furious

    Has proliferation of motorsports on TV taken the luster off of Indy 500?

    The Indianapolis 500 celebrates its centennial Sunday, and while the race "again is a highlight on the sports calendar it has lost much of its luster as a major television force," according to Dan Caesar of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. NASCAR's Daytona 500 has "out-rated the Indy 500 for the last 15 years, something that had happened only twice in the previous 22 years." Daytona since '00 also has "more than doubled Indy's rating most times." Additionally, the Indy 500 "has beaten the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's race that runs the same night, only once in the last five years." That occurred in '09, when the 600 was "rained out and run the following afternoon." ABC will broadcast the Indianapolis 500 "for the 47th consecutive time" Sunday, ...

  • Around The 'Horn

    Prospective Mets investor not concerned whether team is "bleeding cash."

  • Five-Year Reunion

    Mavs-Heat NBA Finals will bring more viewers, higher ratings than '06 matchup.

  • Terms & Conditions

    NFL wants court case declared a labor conflict.

  • Breaking Ranks

    Redskins coaches oppose filing from coaches association.

  • The Tribe Has Spoken

    The Indians starting to see an increase in ticket sales.

  • Calling The Bullpen Early

    John Rhadigan already out as MLB Rangers TV voice.

  • To The Victor Go The Spoils

    Djokovic's win streak drawing more demand for his Tacchini apparel line.

  • More Green Lizards

    Heineken renews deal with Champions League.

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