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Sentinels move to Hartford

Random stuff:

Emotional day for New York-area pro football fans. UFL commish Michael Huyghue (Cornell Class of '84) is scheduled to announce our Sentinels are moving to East Hartford.

The pothole-delayed Daytona 500 Sunday averaged 7.7 percent of U.S. homes, the lowest rating for the event since 1991, according to Sports Business Daily. Greensboro, N.C., led all local markets with a 16.9.

I miss "Olympic Ice," the adorable late-afternoon show NBC did from Turin four years ago, but fortunately two of its stars, Mary Carillo and Dick Button still are part of the network's coverage in Vancouver. (Alas, not Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, who are working for Canadian TV this time.)

Carillo did a feature on polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, that caused "Churchill, Manitoba" to soar to No. 3 on Google Trends this morning. Button, 80, still is the heart and soul of American figure skating commentary after all these decades.

Here's a story about Bode Miller's agent, Lowell Taub (Cornell Class of 1996). Taub was in my fraternity, but many years after me.

According to ESPN, the rating for Saturday's Nationwide Series race was up 44 percent compared to last year. Thanks, Danica.

I will be spending the rest of my day reading "Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend." The 628 pages. Sigh.

Enjoy Cornell at Colgate hockey at 7 p.m. on SNY.

Tags: UFL , Daytona , NBC , polar bears , Danica Patrick , ESPN2

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