TV Timeout: The Cost Of Doing Business

SNY's Marc Malusis said the Yankees "outpriced a lot of people" with tickets, and the new Yankee Stadium, "even when it's packed, (does not have) the same feel as the old ballpark." N.Y. Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano said fans "don’t necessarily care where the payroll is.” He added, “That's a manufactured crisis by the owners. It only matters what they do with the money" ("Daily News Live," SNY, 10/2).

FOLLOW THE LEADER: ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada said of concussions, "On this issue, unlike the steroid issue, the NFL is vastly more reactive than they are proactive, very much like baseball" ("OTL," ESPN, 10/2).

HIT LIST: CBSSN’s Doug Gottlieb said of 49ers S Donte Whitner wanting to change his name to “Hitner”: “I’m very fearful of someone breaking out a shirt that says, ‘Heil Hitner’” (“Lead Off,” CBS Sports Network, 10/2).  NFL Network's Steve Wyche said, "I think more players, as we kind of get into enterprising genre, are going to take control of their identity and their message. So maybe there's some more guys that are going to change their names, so maybe they can control it so maybe the league itself doesn't necessarily own all of the rights to things like that" ("NFL AM," NFL Network, 10/3).

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