November 18, 2005
According to a study released this week - by the job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas - fantasy sports are ruining the American workplace. More than 32 million people in this country play fantasy football, the study estimated, and if they spend an average of 10 minutes a day setting their lineups, mulling over trade possibilities and wondering whether Green Bay Packers running back Samkon Gado is the next Christian Okoye, that adds up to more than $196 million in lost productivity during football season alone.
October 20, 2005
QUESTION OF THE DAY Does baseball need instant replay to review umpiring calls? Of course. Each manager gets one challenge per game. Use it or lose it. Traditionalists will protest this change, but the most important thing is to get the call right. Too many huge games have been decided by a mistaken umpire. Jeffrey Mariner Phoenix NEXT QUESTION If hired, will Leo Mazzone make a difference in the Orioles' pitching next season? The Sports section will ask a question of the day five days a week and run responses on The Kickoff page.