Atkins claims its first victim
"Jays Foods, the maker of Jays potato chips, Krunchers and O-Ke-Doke popcorn, filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday and said part of the blame for its downfall belonged to the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets." Sales fell from $130 to $120 million last year and are still in decline.
NFL sued on antitrust grounds.....
...again. There are two cases pending over taxpayer funded stadiums. Seems like a long shot to me, but I wish them luck. Via the Sports Law Blog.
Update: Economic analysis supports the plaintiffs. Stadium subsidies are largely driven by artificial scarcity in the number of franchises. Monopoly control over who has the right to play makes relocation threats credible. These are used to extract subsidies from politicians & their constituents.
A conversation on the steroid issue
Offwing posts an exchange with David Pinto. Worth reading. Be sure to hit the more link – there’s good stuff behind it.