Quote of the Day

"There’s nothing that they can do to hurt the demand for the game, so the bottom line is they don’t care."
-- ESPN's Steve Young, on the NFL using replacement referees despite the appearance they are not in control of some games. ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 9/18)
Tuesday September 18, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 5 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Monday Mayhem

    "MNF" lasted nearly 3 1/2 hours due to constant delays for refs to discuss plays

    The first half of last night's Broncos-Falcons game "was a comedy of errors, starting with a pair of reversed calls," according to Chris Burke of SI.com, who wrote under the header, "Replacement Refs In Over Their Heads On 'Monday Night Football.'" The "real officiating travesty" took place late in the first quarter, on a fumble by Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno. After both teams "scrambled for the loose ball on the ground, one of the Broncos player came away from the pile with it." But the officials "already had signaled an Atlanta recovery, which stood" ( SI.com, 9/17 ). In Atlanta, Mark Bradley writes the officiating in last night's game "was awful." The first half "lasted one hour, 48 minutes, and the inaction was largely due to the replace ...

  • Bringing Pressure

    Commentators rip NFL; tension between "partners" brewing?

  • The New Normal

    All Senators staff either laid off or asked to work reduced week.

  • Peyton's Place

    Manning helps "MNF" to 28% ratings jump from comparable '11 game.

  • Boston Tee Party

    Notre Dame reportedly looking at playing UConn at Fenway Park.

  • Made In America

    IndyCar execs hope Ryan Hunter-Reay's title win helps spark interest in the U.S.

  • Retired To The Farm

    Thoroughbred Times shutters with debt at more than $5.25M.

  • Helping Hand

    U.S. Soccer to play larger role in possible women's league.

  • Marketing Machine

    Angels 1B Albert Pujols tops list of desired athletes to target Hispanic consumers.

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