Football has been considered the number one sport for quite a while. But I don't know that it will supplant baseball as the number one past time. One of the reasons that the World Series draw such lousy numbers is because the games start late and end late. At least for those on the east coast. How can kids stay up that late and watch baseball. On the other hand when they played during the day we were all in school. Of course it was fun sneaking a transistor radio in to school. If you had a nice teacher he or she might let the class listen to some of the game. The fact that even a lousy team like the Cubs can draw over 2 million people must say something.
For the person who said Ben was using his connections, reading is a skill. He got the call out of the blue. He didn't believe it was Hull. For the person who mentioned recall. Same question? Where in his story did he mention a recall.
A little late to this. I saw Ben was supposed to be and I think I missed it. I am not sure how the contract was that fair to the Cubs. Besides the land mark status they are hard pressed to do anything that increases the revenue stream. While I believe they get 17 per cent from the roof top owners, Those roofs are not filled every game. I thought the Cubs were making a big deal out of the roof top thing in the first place as I doubtI it was costing them any ticket sales. i remember when the threw up those screens to obstruct the views. Just stupid. However they have never owed the roof top owners a free view of the game. And from what I understand most people don't even watch the game.
Really late to this. First of all it is surprising that they don't give you some free reads per month. Of course if you are that interested in the local sports teams in Nebraska you could use them up quickly. I have the same problem with the Sun Times. For the most part I read just the sports columns. You can use up the free hits pretty fast. How ever if you put a few web browsers on your computer you can get around that. The only pay wall I know how to get around is the New York Times. I can understand paying for the Times or the Wall Street Journal. My only beef with pay walls is if I want to read something from a paper that I would not normally see. I am not going to pay 10 bucks a month just to read one article. I might be inclined to say pay 50 cents for an article. I assume the New York Times must be making some money from their pay wall. I live in Racine. It would be interesting to see how much they make from their pay wall.
I don't read the Suntimes. I read Drabble on line. I understand how you feel about missing the strip. I was pretty upset when the Trib dropped Get Fuzzy. I read that on line as well. I didn't know the Sun Times dropped Family Circle. Talk about a terrible cartoon. If one thinks Willie and Ethel is a one joke strip what is Family Circle?