Time to wrap things up around here, right in the middle of our Blue Jay bloggers roundtable, but before dispensing with the usual send-off into the weekend, a note pointing ahead to next week -- specifically Tuesday, in conjunction with the Jays' 30th season opener. If you have any opening-day memories, stories and anecdotes send 'em along and we'll have some fun -- you might even win a prize from the library for it. Oh, and speaking of opening day . . .
Sports around town. It's Woodbine, back in the saddle on Saturday, with lots of talk about the installation of a Polytrack surface this summer (how long until the drums start beating for year-round thoroughbred racing in these parts? They're kicking around the artificial dirt even in better climes like California). Here's one to check in on from time to time: Longtime Star handicapper Jennifer Morrison has her own blog.
|The highest-valued sports club in the world has the Red Devil Airbus A380 to prove it (thanks to Alex Della Rocca for the picture).|
Factoid. Combining those Forbes franchise values from Thursday, here's the top 10 franchises overall (soccer, and the four top North American pro leagues) plus some others of interest (US $):
Manchester United $1,373 million
Washington Redskins 1,274 mil.
Dallas Cowboys 1,063 mil.
New England Patriots 1,040 mil.
Real Madrid 1,012 mil.
Philadelphia Eagles 952 mil.
New York Yankees 950 mil.
Houston Texans 946 mil.
AC Milan 921 mil.
Denver Broncos 907 mil.
Boston Red Sox 563 mil. (No. 2 in MLB)
New York Knicks 543 mil. (No. 1 in NBA)
Toronto Maple Leafs 325 mil. (No. 1 in NHL)
Toronto Raptors 278 mil.
Toronto Blue Jays 214 mil.
Watching. LSU vs. UCLA, NCAA semifinal, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Sportsnet/CBS. Lots to choose from this weekend, but LSU look to me like the class of this tournament -- which means they're probably going to lose, the way this tournament has gone.
Not watching. Friday Night Fights, Saturday, 8 p.m., TSN. If it's Saturday, why are they called Friday Night Fights?