The blind side

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Sports television is a large part of what Americans consume on TV — Sunday Night Football is the second-most-watched program on television right now — but to whose benefit? According to The Economist, 40 percent of American athletic participants are female, and yet they receive only 1.62 percent of sports airtime on major sports networks.
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Softball ranked No. 1 in country

This early in the season, it doesn’t get any better than No. 1. In the entire nation. The Cal softball team received top honors in the ESPN/ USA Softball polls this week, after sweeping four straight schools in last weekend’s ASU tournament.