I think this has been handled really well by the DOJ from a political perspective. The US authorities are focused on cleaning up their “own” federation CONCACAF and let the Swiss authorities focus on the World Cup bidding. That prevents this from just being classified as sour grapes on the part of the US government… Read more
It really is one of the most surprising parts of the story. This is apparently from the start of the 1973 race.
An important call to eliminate the 5th most popular sport for high school girls and 6th most popular for boys. Strong take.
Okay, great. Now an enterprising media outlet can file a request under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act for any communications between the Atlantic City Police Department and the NFL.
Also, Sketchers, unlike other companies, was willing to do a shoe only deal, since Goucher signed an apparel deal with women's clothing manufacturer and bird-worshiping cult Oiselle back in March.
And since women's qualifying times begin at 3:35 . . . .
Or humiliate them on the internet. If you want to parade around in public in someone else's bib, being called out on the internet seems like just punishment. if as you say, no one cares and it's accepted by all, then they won't mind. But I think more likely these people are all regular runners who will feel like crap… Read more
This is disappointing. Just from the headline I was expecting to read about Peter King.
I loved Webb, but the HS record and the AR are pretty much the only feathers in his cap. Webb made one Olympic team and zero Olympic finals in the 1500. I think Hall's groundbreaking 59 minute half, his (wind aided) 2:04, his dominating Olympic trials performance and having the top 3 American times in history… Read more
That article is a hot mess. Stern failed to take advantage of "the most transcendent, recognizable and interesting athletes since Muhammad Ali" but he also "focused too much of the league's relevance on individual superstars." He then talks about race, but seems to take the position that Stern was wrongly criticized… Read more
So, Deadspin reports that Magic quit because (1) he was upset Wilbon got booted, and (2) because of the level of control Simmons had. Simmons responds that (1) he doesn't have control over personnel decisions, (2) that ESPN agreed to keep the show in LA for the conference finals to placate him and his wife and (3)… Read more
The Attorney General does not represent Pennsylvania in this case. Corbett used his General Counsel's office which is the first sign that the case was bunk. Since I'm guessing those guys have no antitrust experience, they hired Cozen O'Connor. I'm pretty sure they are on a state salary.