1. Phil Steele, eponymous college football editor and publisher: For hardcore college football fans, the name above represents glorious information overload. There are plenty of college football preview magazines in the marketplace but none whose annual debut is more anticipated from fans (and media members) the way Steele's is. His 328-page preview guide is, as the man himself likes to say, "120 media guides rolled into one." One of the most notable and appreciated aspects of his guide is that he gives the same amount of coverage to Florida Atlantic that he does Florida.
Lot of reaction from all of you -- via e-mail, Twitter and from my hosting gig on SiriusXM NFL Radio this morning -- on the Ray Lewis comments to Sal Paolantonio Sunday. Lewis thinks the crime rate in America will rise if there is no football this fall. And in a dead NFL news period, the story got a lot of play. Here is some of your reaction:
The sweeping financial reform bill passed by Congress this year is often referred to as a Wall Street reform bill. But one CEO of a mid-sized Midwestern regional bank that will be affected by the new law is tired of hearing that.
Jim Miller has become the nation's foremost ESPNologist. Over the past two years the writer has interviewed 472 subjects for his upcoming book, Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN. He and co-writer Tom Shales, the longtime Washington Post television columnist, have set a goal to chronicle ESPN from its scrappy beginnings to the infamous LeBronapalooza it hosted earlier this month.
U.S. car sales are in a ridiculous funk. Even with a strong June, the current annualized rate of about 10 million vehicles isn't enough to compensate for scrapped cars and population growth. Yet the best investment play on an American recovery may not be a car or parts maker. Curiously, it may be Sirius XM Radio, which operates the radio in the dashboard.
As the world economy slows, people need to look for ways to do more with less, "Oprah & Friends" host Peter Walsh says. He shares creative ways to save money, help others and declutter all at the same time.
It's not often that a company with a stock trading for just six cents a share makes headlines. But when that company just happens to be the employer of Howard Stern, you can understand why it's in the news.