Yesterday's Kansas City Star did not land on doorsteps with the authoritative thud of Sunday papers from late Augusts past. The Star's multi-sectioned football preview weighs in this year at 6.2 ounces, a slimmer size than 2007's 9.2-ounce colossus.
The reduction surely says more about business of running the Star than it does about the passion for football. Newspaper revenues are off by almost a third from this time last year.
Missed the 46-page section? Here's a recap:
Scott Pioli paid his dues. Todd Haley paid his dues. Matt Cassel paid his dues.
New Jets coach Rex Ryan is fat. Lamar Hunt and his fellow AFL founders had good luck. Condi Rice likes football.
Bill Snyder is the same old control freak. Blaine Gabbert looks ready to Riverdance. Youngstown, Ohio, is sooty. Young people like to play Madden.