A few items you may have missed that are worth a quick look:
— Etihad Stadium (@Etihad_Stadium) May 14, 2012
A day after Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles turned out at Etihad Stadium, more than 100,000 Manchester City unleashed 44-years of frustration and celebrated their team’s Premiere League championship over cross-city rival United. Instead of Duck Boats, the victorious men in blue rode atop open buses during a parade as cheering supporters lined city streets proudly singing the club’s anthem “Blue Moon” and Queen’s hit “We Are The Champions.” Meanwhile, just seven fans showed up to watch Wayne Rooney and his United teammates arrive for their post-season party. Not quite a red-letter day. (The Sun)
• Fenway Park turned 100 this year and boasts a lot of history – including the only remaining wooden seats in baseball. (Video from NESN)
• Executives from Curt Schilling's video game company have met with Rhode Island's governor, who says he is trying to help the company deal with its financial woes in an effort at "keeping 38 Studios solvent." The state gave 38 Studios a $75-million loan guarantee to move from Massachusetts before Governor Chafee was elected in 2010. (Providence Journal-Bulletin)
• “The Hunger Games” may be the biggest box-office hit this side of the “Avengers.” Team USA archers and officials are pondering the possibilities of the “Katniss” effect, wondering if it will make archery the breakout sport of the 2012 Games in London. (New York Times)
• Tim Tebow is done working the red-carpet, re-naming his dog and dining with teammate Mark Sanchez, now he’s gotten down to football and continues to zero in on Sanchez’s job. Jets QB coach Matt Cavanaugh, for one, is impressed with what he’s seen in Tebow. (New York Daily News)
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