2005 Media Coverage of League of Fans (and Nader on sports)

Chris Graham, "The politics of sport," Augusta Free Press, December 19-25, 2005.

James Jones, "Play Ball," Washington City Paper, December 16–22, 2005. (Testimony)

David Nakamura and Thomas Heath, "Baseball Opposes Moving Stadium," Washington Post, December 14, 2005. (Testimony)

Derrill Holly, "Baseball won't support RFK site," Associated Press, December 13, 2005. (Testimony)

Mike Steinberger, "Tough call handling ‘bad boys’," Financial Times, December 9, 2005. (Letter)

Gregory Moore, "SPEAKING OF AN ATROCITY…THE BOXING WORLD NEEDS TO BE FINED," BlackAthlete.net, December 8, 2005. (Letter)

Gwen Knapp, "Time to say 'What the heck' and play Tooey," San Francisco Chronicle, December 1, 2005. (Letter)

"Specter Looking Into Owens Case," NBC 10 (WCAU-Philadelphia), November 29, 2005. (Letter)

"Ralph Nader: Testimony before the DC city council regarding baseball stadium financing," DC Watch, November 28, 2005. (Testimony)

David Zirin, "Sports: Which Side Are You On? My Response to Dr. Christian Christensen," Political Affairs Magazine, November 25, 2005. (Letter)

James Paton, "Up and Down 17th Street: Invesco may go, but stadium name will sell," Rocky Mountain News, November 23, 2005. (Naming Rights)

"Grapevine Whine - Defending Terrell?," News Hounds, November 22, 2005. (Letter)

Garth Woolsey, "More questions than answers for T.O.," Toronto Star, November 20, 2005. (Letter)

Dan O'Neill, "Thanks, especially for the memories," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 19, 2005. (Letter)

Mark Kiszla, "Lure of Super Bowl hooks 'em," Denver Post, November 18, 2005. (Stadiums)

Dave McKenna, "An Individual Talent," Washington City Paper, November 18-24, 2005. (Letter)

"COMMENTARY: Terrell Owens' talent wasted due to lack of character," Desert Dispatch (Barstow, CA), November 18, 2005. (Letter)

David Rothenberg, "Terrell Owens: Bigger than Football," The Dartmouth (Dartmouth College), November 18, 2005. (Letter)

Phil Sheridan, "Smart thing for McNabb is to have the surgery," Philadelphia Inquirer, November 17, 2005. (Letter)

"Good Morning Lowcountry," The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), November 17, 2005. (Letter)

Larry O'Rourke, "NFL to conduct Owens arbitration hearing at Eagles' facility," Allentown Morning Call (PA), November 16, 2005. (Letter)

Nancy Gay, "Moss-T.O. duo 'wouldn't work'," San Francisco Chronicle, November 16, 2005. (Letter)

Tom Knott, "It's not all about you, T.O.," Washington Times, November 16, 2005. (Letter)

Gil Spencer, "Lawmakers scrambling to save their jobs," The Delaware County Times (PA), November 16, 2005. (Letter)

Dave Zirin, "P.O'd About T.O.," AlterNet, November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Mark Eckel, "Owens release highly unlikely," Trenton Times, November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Bob Grotz, "Everything’s in line for T.O.’s hearing," The Delaware County Times (PA), November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Phil Sheridan, "McNabb was back - right until the end," Philadelphia Inquirer, November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Sam Donnellon, "Owens won't go away quietly," Philadelphia Daily News, November 15, 2005. (Letter)

"NFL insider: T.O.'s strange allies," Associated Press, November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Dan O'Neill, "O'Neill's Hit & Run: Tuesday Edition: TAG TEAM," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Jeff Schultz, "Tuesday Countdown: Sticking with Chan," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 15, 2005. (Letter)

"MJ agrees: There's no T.O. in team," Michigan Journal (University of Michigan, Dearborn), November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Erin Nusbaum, "Sports, real world colliding," The Daily (University of Washington-Seattle), November 15, 2005. (Letter)

Dan Steinberg and Desmond Bieler, "The Starting Lineup: Say My Name," Washington Post, November 14, 2005. (Letter)

"Suspended disbelief," Associated Press, November 13, 2005. (Letter)

Ed Wiley III, "Jackson, Nader Calls T.O.'s Punishment Unfair," BET.com, November 13, 2005. (Letter)

Jon Saraceno, "Eagles eager to prove they don't need T.O. to win," USA Today, November 13, 2005. (Letter)

Andrew Tavani, "Interview With The Great Ralph Nader," 500 Words (blog), November 12, 2005. (Letter)

Bob Brookover, "Jesse Jackson defends T.O.," Philadelphia Inquirer, November 12, 2005. (Letter)

Jeff Schultz, "Take T.O. timeout, Pack and 9," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 12, 2005. (Letter)

"NFL notebook: Eagles turn to replacements," Associated Press, November 12, 2005. (Letter)

"Nader thrusts himself into T.O. drama: Consumer advocate says Eagles trampling on free speech, ticket-holders," NBC 10 (WCAU-Philadelphia), November 11, 2005. (Letter)

"Nader chides Lurie, Tagliabue, says putting T.O. on ice cheats fans," Philadelphia Daily News, November 11, 2005. (Letter)

Alex Marvez, "Ephraim says Owens was a good teammate," South Florida Sun-Sentinel, November 11, 2005. (Letter)

Bob Brookover, "Eagles Notes: Consumer/T.O. advocate," Philadelphia Inquirer, November 11, 2005. (Letter)

John Ryan, "McNabb a class act: Nader backs T.O.," San Jose Mercury News, November 11, 2005. (Letter)

Pete Alfano, "Cowboys bit players in Eagles saga," Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, November 11, 2005. (Letter)

Ray McNulty, "Union needs to stand up for what's right, not Terrell Owens," Scripps Newspapers, November 11, 2005. (Letter)

Dan Gelston, "McNabb says Eagles ready to move on without Owens," Associated Press, November 10, 2005. (Letter)

Curtis Eichelberger, "Banned NFL Receiver Owens Finds Friend in Ralph Nader," Bloomberg News, November 10, 2005. (Letter)

"Full Text Of Ralph Nader Letter," NBC 10 (WCAU-Philadelphia), November 10, 2005. (Letter)

"Nader to Lurie, Tagliabue: Rescind Terrell Owens' Suspension and Inactive Designation," Common Dreams, November 10, 2005. (Letter)

"RALPH NADER SCORES NO HITTER AGAINST STADIUM LOBBY," Progressive Review, October 25, 2005. (Washington D.C.)

"Nader Calls for DC Council Oversight on Stadium Project," Common Dreams, October 24, 2005. (Washington D.C.)

Adam Zagoria, "Comfort zone," Herald News (NJ), August 22, 2005.

"What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States," Common Dreams, August 6, 2005. (Book Review)

"Ralph Nader asks DC Mayor Anthony Williams to renounce backroom stadium "boondoggle," urges "openness and candor" from "preoccupied" leader," DC Indymedia, July 20, 2005. (Washington D.C.)

"Ralph Nader - Letter to Mayor Anthony A. Williams on baseball stadium," DCWatch, July 19, 2005. (Washington D.C.)

"RALPH NADER WRITES MAYOR WILLIAMS," Progressive Review, July 19, 2005. (Washington D.C.)

Daniel McGraw, "An End to Sports Welfare?," Budget & Tax News, July 1, 2005. (Stadiums and Arenas)

Kevin J. Shay, "Name game: Companies say stadium deals well worth cost," The Gazette (MD), June 24, 2005. (Naming Rights)

"Nader Calls for Government-led Sports Injury Prevention Program," Common Dreams, June 8, 2005. (Sports Injuries)

Petula Dvorak, "Residents at Second D.C. Hearing Reinforce Stance Against Stadium," Washington Post, May 17, 2005, p B04. (No DC Taxes for Baseball!)

James M. Odato, "Jets stadium in Manhattan: Boon or boondoggle for state," Albany Times Union, May 15, 2005. (Stadiums and Arenas)

Daniel McGraw, "Demolishing Sports Welfare," Reason, May, 2005. (Stadiums and Arenas)

Joe Davidson, "Physical playoff defense attracts tutors and critics," Sacramento Bee, May 8, 2005. (David Stern letter)

"New York’s Proposed Stadiums and Arenas," Gotham Gazette, May 2, 2005. (Stadiums and Arenas)

"Taxing Tourists," Charlotte Observer, April 24, 2005. (MLB Stadium Deals (1990-Present))

"'Millions for Stadiums, Peanuts for Schools'," DCist, April 15, 2005. (No DC Taxes for Baseball!)

Bryan Bender, "In nation's capital, baseball reaches home," Boston Globe, April 15, 2005. (No DC Taxes for Baseball!)

Steve Ginsburg, "Big-League Baseball Finally Returns to U.S. Capital," Reuters, April 14, 2005. (No DC Taxes for Baseball!)

"Ralph Nader and League of Fans Ask LeBron James to Push for Child Marketing Curbs in Contract Negotiations with McDonald’s and Coca-Cola," Chicago Independent Media Center, April 12, 2005. (action)

"Ralph Nader & League of Fans ask LeBron James to curb child marketing in endorsement deals," Cleveland Indy Media Center, April 12, 2005. (action)

"Ralph Nader and League of Fans Ask LeBron James to Push for Child Marketing Curbs in Contract Negotiations with McDonald’s and Coca-Cola," Atlanta Independent Media Center, April 12, 2005. (action)

Ray Buck, "Fans want players to come clean," Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, April 3, 2005. (Performance-Enhancing Substances)

"Washington is ready for some baseball - but is everybody?," San Jose Mercury News, April 2, 2005. (No DC Taxes for Baseball!)

"Bush Administration Weakens Title IX," Independent Media Center, March 25, 2005. (action)

"Bush Administration Weakens Title IX - League of Fans Calls for Action to Protect Anti-Discrimination Law," DC Indymedia Center, March 25, 2005. (action)

"Fenway Park is Saved!," Boston Independant Media Center, March 23, 2005. (action)

"From Hubbard to Hutchison, Ohioan is at home in politics," The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH), March, 21 2005. (action)

Patrick Linsey, "Ass-Backwards Advertising," Fairfield County Weekly, February 10, 2005. (In the Public Interest)

Ralph Nader, "On Alcohol Advertising at Super Bowl," BigAlcohol.com, February 7, 2005. (In the Public Interest)

Jay Weiner, "The sports biz: Are those Super Bowl commercials worth the price?," Star Tribune (Minneapolis), February 4, 2005. (In the Public Interest)

Jonathan P. Kuehlein, "Jays cash in on naming trend," Metro (Toronto), February 4, 2005. (Naming Rights Action!)

Ralph Nader, "Superbowl Advertising," The Progressive Trail, January 31, 2005. (In the Public Interest)

Ralph Nader, "Super Blitz," Common Dreams, January 29, 2005. (In the Public Interest)

Ralph Nader, "If Only there were the Outrage for Super Bowl Commercial Assaults on Children's Health as for the "Wardrobe Malfunction"," Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, January 28, 2005. (In the Public Interest)

Dave Zirin, "Pro sports owners’ extortion scam: Stadium swindle," Socialist Worker, January 21, 2005, p 11. (No DC Taxes for Baseball!)

Ralph Nader, "Green Bay on the Potomac: Why D.C. Should Own the Nationals," Washington Post, January 9, 2005. (action)

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