Friday Sports Briefs

Stanley Cup Draws Strong Ratings in Hartford

After the announcement that the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers will move to Winnipeg, many fans of former Hartford Whalers asked “why not Hartford?”  A few days later, Hartford drew the fourth-highest TV rating in the US for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup:

1. Boston, 25.5/39
2. Providence, 16.7/24
3. Buffalo, 7.2/11
4. Hartford, 5.5/8
5. Pittsburgh, 4.3/7

Do you think people in Hartford still love their hockey?

Thanks to Dan Canavan for the link.

Hearing in NFL Lockout Case and Sports Law Blog’s Michael McCann continues his outstanding coverage of the NFL Lockout with a preview of today’s hearing before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

The FIFA Mess: a Look at the Numbers

Ben Berger of Footiebusiness breaks down the recent call for FIFA sponsors to take a stand against the organization.


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