Catching up on some of the week’s news that slipped by while I was traveling (full reporting here will return late Monday, or maybe Tuesday depending on how much sleep I get on the plane):
- The Jacksonville Jaguars are creating a WiFi-enabled fantasy football lounge with 20 HDTVs so that people can pay $100 a ticket and have the experience of watching at home.
- The NFL’s bag ban really sucks, especially if you’re a woman or a parent or just like to bring stuff to the game. And it’s surprising for a league that is already losing fans to HDTVs and keeps having players arrested and, wait, where are you going with this exactly, Tracee Hamilton?
- Fewer people are going to New York Yankees games, because everybody anybody would have heard of on the team is hurt, even though the team is stil in first place … oh wait, no they’re not.
- The Sacramento Kings arena challenge that didn’t exactly get off to a gangbusters start is now facing a lawsuit from Safeway supermarkets against people petitioning in front of its stores. Or in its stores. In front of its stores, but still on store property? Is there anywhere in suburban California that is still public property but isn’t the middle of a road?
- Common Cause Georgia is continuing its push for a public vote on the Atlanta Falcons‘ $554 million stadium subsidy to the public, moving ahead with a petition drive to get a referendum on the ballot in November. (They actually started at the end of May, but CBS Atlanta took until this week to getting around to notice.) They need 35,000 signatures by August to be successful; more info here.