Quote of the Day

"This is a really dangerous time for us. Because you can hit a point -- we’re not massively successful or anything, but I think we’re doing okay -- where you just kind of become who you are. I don’t want that to happen."
-– Grantland's Bill Simmons, on the site entering its third year and the dangers that come with such longevity. (RECODE.net, 3/10)
Monday March 10, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 123 Print This Issue

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  • Mourning In The Motor City

    Ford (l) bought the Lions for just $6M in the fall of 1963

    Lions Owner & Chair WILLIAM CLAY FORD will be remembered as a "significant philanthropist, a family man and as an ardent Lions fan, who was loyal, extremely loyal, to his employees and his city," according to a front-page piece by Priddle, Laitner, Higgins & Birkett of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Ford died yesterday of pneumonia at the age of 88. While Ford worked as an exec at Ford Motor Co., his legacy "is firmly linked to the Lions, for better or worse." Already the Lions' team President and a Ford Motor Co. exec in the early '60s, Ford bought the Lions for $6M in the fall of '63 and "ran the organization for the past 50 years." Forbes "listed the team’s value last year" at $900M. As Lions Owner, Ford was known as "a gen ...

  • The Lions' Share

    The Lions will stay in the Ford family, with William Clay Ford Jr. remaining in the front office.

  • Viva Rio

    USSF expecting large contingent of U.S. fans to make trip to Brazil for FIFA World Cup.

  • Best Foot Forward

    ESPN's Sports Poll Annual Report shows MLS is as big with teens as MLB.

  • Silver Platter

    FiveThirtyEight set to launch this month, will devote about a third of its space to sports.

  • Standing Pat

    LaFontaine breaks silence, but won't address exit from Sabres.

  • Into The Blue

    Peak Antifreeze's BlueDEF to title sponsor PBR Velocity Tour.

  • A Run For Its Money

    The L.A. Marathon nearly breaks its own attendance record despite record temperatures.

  • Houston Solution

    Astros tap Amanda Rykoff to lead club's social media efforts.

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