As eviction notices go, this one was a charmer. It was a personalized letter from Michael Yormark, president of the Florida Panthers , that began with hopes that the summer had been wonderful and that the Panthers fans receiving the correspondence would be ” FIRST TO KNOW ” (all caps, bolded) about “the most significant and innovative renovations in BankAtlantic Center history.” For the Panthers, a team that’s had its share of novel marketing gambits , it was certainly innovative: “Club Red,” an “ultra-premium, all-inclusive” seating area that includes VIP parking, a plush lounge and bar experience, as well as “premium lower bowl seats” for every game, concert and show held at the arena. It was also certainly significant if you were a Panthers season-ticket holder in Sections 101, 102 and 134 … because you just saw your annual fees more than quadruple, forcing you to decide whether to pay up or relocate to another section in the arena.
We’re not sure what’s more unsettling — that the appearance of NBA All-Stars Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony on NBC’s ‘Law and Order, SVU’ could rank as the biggest NBA news item for all of September, or that former ‘Wonder Years’ dad Dan Lauria will be set to play someone who really shouldn’t be coming into contact with children. Brr. Bosh and ‘Melo will appear on the long-running and often-unsettling procedural drama on September 28th, according to TVGuide.com (via Pro Basketball Talk ) in cameo appearances.
Time again for another live NASCAR chat here at the Marbles, kicking off Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll start talking the Chase, bubble drivers, Bristol and oh so much more
Of all the great single-game receiving performances in recent times, few can compete with the one turned in during Washington (Ind.) High’s 46-23 victory against Bloomington (Ind.) North High by wide receiver Gehrig Dieter . Of Washington’s 46 points, Dieter personally accounted for 30 . In fact, according to WNDU.com, the South Bend Tribune and a handful of other Indiana news sources, Dieter finished with five touchdowns and a state-record 373 receiving yards in his squad’s first game of the season , good for the most single-game receiving yards and Indiana state history … and the eighth most all-time
Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition.