Thursday, August 7, 2008


Moments ago, an Facebook ad just promoted a sale on new Jets jerseys promoting their newest acquisition.

Before lightning stopped the preseason game between the Jets and the Cleveland Browns, CBS showed a shot of this new guy running out in Jets apparel.

Whether you're a sports fan or not, a Cheesehead or member of Gang Green, there is a consensus on this:
It's bizarre to see this picture.

On that note, here are a few articles that will tickle your fancy. As you are aware by now, Scribe doesn't just give commentary and quick-witted remarks on sports, but it points you to the various aspects of the business that finances them and the culture that consumes it. Enjoy.
  • From Wired Magazine's How-to-Wiki: How and where to watch the Olympics beyond the NBC umbrella's broadcasts. Expect some of these sites to be shut down or overloaded by the time Feres twins dip in the pool for syncronized swimming [Warning: hypersexed, Krazy-Glued-to-the keyboard males (and some females, probably) run amok]
  • Also from Wired, but slightly older: Could these become the future of head protection for American football players?
  • From Advertising Age: This is a noble idea (even if there may be something behind it) from these college coaches who want to curb alcohol advertisements in TV broadcast, it's going to be awfully tough to get the NCAA to listen. There's a joke that was to follow this, but it's far too easy.
  • From the New York Times: If you're rocking Under Armour, this guy thanks you.
  • Yahoo! Sports Dan Wetzel wonders will they or won't they.
  • Also from Yahoo!: Jeff Passan discusses the future of television blackouts in baseball.
  • Found somewhat randomly on Google: an interesting question posed by a writer from Botswana (yes, Botswana).

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