Wall Street Journal joins NY scrum w/look at Giants v. Jets
Hey, check this out kids:
The Wall Street Journal has joined the New York sports journalism wars as part of its new, NY-centric section that debuted this Monday morning.
It's the second major addition to the New York sports landscape this month, joining ESPNNewYork.com.
I'm all for anything that adds jobs for sportswriters, so good luck to all at the WSJ, especially long-time Newsday scribe Jim Baumbach and former Newsday sports editor Bill Eichenberger.
(The main goal of the Journal's New York section is to annoy The New York Times.)
The lead story for the inaugural edition looks at the tensions between the Giants and Jets in recent years as they partnered on their shiny new $1.7 billion stadium.
The existence of said tensions is nothing new, but the article adds some interesting details I hadn't read or heard about before.
Speaking of New Meadowlands Stadium, the NY Post splashed an "exclusive" on its front page Sunday reporting there are a few dozen seats located behind columns.
I saw the pillars on a tour three weeks ago, asked the head of construction about them and was told why they were necessary and that the seats temporarily installed behind them never were designed to be sold. So, logically, I dropped it.
Speaking of Giants Stadium, an auction of dozens of items concluded Sunday night at Steiner Sports' website.
I dropped out of the bidding for the old Media Room sign when it hit $310, but I was the high bidder at $25 for a battered Press Elevator sign.
Not sure where either item will end up, though, because neither of the top bids met the reserve price.
There will be very little blogging through Thursday due to journalistic activities that will take me away from my laptop much of the time.
I haven't learned how to blog on the BlackBerry and don't want to.