The Washington Times - July 17, 2008, 12:49PM

Two notes of interest, which have absolutely nothing to do with one another except I didn’t feel the need to make two separate posts.

First Item: Ratings for Tuesday night’s All-Star Game from Yankee Stadium drew a 9.3 rating for the first nine innings, an increase of 11 percent over last year but still tied for the 4th-lowest ever. Total viewership was 14.5 million, making it the most-watched game since 2002. The final five innings of the 15-inning contest drew a 7.8 rating.


Second Item: One would think Brett Favre wouldn’t be winning any popularity contests with his “I’m retiring/I want to play” flip-flopping. But his jersey was the number one seller from April 1 to June 30. (He was #3 behind Tony Romo and Tom Brady last year.) Of course, his ranking does not take into account the month of July, which is when he revealed that he might be considering a comeback. It will be interesting to see how his jersey sells if he does return, especially if he ends up playing for another team.

- Tim Lemke