Quote of the Day

"I just found myself more and more confused as that conversation went on, to be completely honest. I do not feel that most people listening to that discussion feel they got an adequate explanation of how they arrived at two games."
-– ESPN's Mike Greenberg, on the NFL's Adolpho Birch attempting to detail why Ray Rice received just a two-game suspension for domestic abuse. ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 7/28)
Monday July 28, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 222 Print This Issue

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  • Another Brick In The Wall

    Attendance may be lagging, but NASCAR drivers hold the race in high regard

    The crowd for Jeff Gordon's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 win yesterday "appeared to be between 80,000 and 90,000, less than half the number who witnessed" Gordon's first win at the inaugural Indianapolis Motor Speedway in '94, according to Jim Peltz of the L.A. TIMES ( 7/28 ). In Indianapolis, Curt Cavin writes attendance was "reasonably close" to 85,000, but he "wouldn't be surprised if the count came in at 75,000 or 90,000." Cavin notes one reporter "estimated 65,000, and I think that's probably a tad low." But the "reality is, it's impossible to know for sure," as IMS is a "large facility and people are spread out, some on the infield mounds, some walking around, some arriving late or leaving early." There are "suites, too." ...

  • Help Is On The Way

    NBA players set to vote Monday evening for new NBPA Exec Dir.

  • Mistakes Were Made

    Stephen A. Smith calls domestic violence comments the "most egregious error" of his career.

  • Barbour Shop

    Penn State's hiring of Sandy Barbour as AD comes with some controversy.

  • Class Act

    Baseball HOF rebounds with third-best enshrinement crowd.

  • Hitting Rock Bottom

    The Rockies' latest PR headache? Giveaways with Tulowitzki's name misspelled.

  • Everything's Bigger In Florida?

    Jaguars fans rave about the new EverBank Field upgrades.

  • Take-Out Order

    When Carl Edwards leaves RFR in '15, Subway likely will be the only sponsor to go with him.

  • The Sharing Economy

    Redskins, Washington Times form exclusive partnership.

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