Quote of the Day

"There absolutely will not be casino gambling in any community that does not want it. "
-- Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby, on the Foxborough selectmen rejecting Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn’s plan to build a casino near Gillette Stadium. (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/29)
Thursday December 29, 2011 Vol. 18 — No. 79 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Smelling Like A Rose

    The Big Ten and Pac-12 have announced a collaborative effort to enhance long-term scheduling commitments between the two conferences across all sports among the 24 institutions. The collaboration will feature more games between the two conferences.

  • Blue Monday

    "MNF" sees ratings drop 8% from '10, but remains cable's most-watched series.

  • Hawaiian Crunch

    Talks to keep the Pro Bowl in Honolulu continue, though move to N.O. in '13 is a possibility.

  • Winter Wonderland

    The Winter Classic's impact on NHL financials cannot be understated entering fifth annual event.

  • Bowled Over?

    Early bowl season matchups have seen far more empty seats than in past years.

  • Green Giant

    Stores seeing dwindling supply of Packers merchandise due to demand, upcoming switch to Nike.

  • Swimming Lessons

    Marlins' much-talked-about fish tanks have been installed down baselines in new ballpark.

  • Beane Counters

    A's alleged to be "packing it in" in '12 after trading their third All-Star pitcher this month.

  • Ringing In The New Year

    Fenway Park is being converted to a hockey rink once again for a bevy of HS, college games.

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