Zombie Brands: Not Just For Retail Anymore

Zombie Brands: Not Just For Retail Anymore

We’ve followed the nationwide invasion of zombie retailers such as Sharper Image, Circuit City and Linens ‘N’ Things–brands that go bankrupt, then reappear on the web or in the same strip malls they originally roamed. Zombie brands don’t just exist in retail, though. Mainstreet.com rounded up a horde of re-animated brands that includes a magazine and a major-league sports franchise. [More]

Reader Says He Was Tackled At Walmart For Not Showing Receipt

Reader Says He Was Tackled At Walmart For Not Showing Receipt

Robby didn’t feel like showing his receipt to the Walmart receipt checker, and when the guy came after him, Robby ignored him. That’s when other shoppers started closing in on him, and why he started running.

Televised Sports Battle: Who Is Astroturfing Whom?

Televised Sports Battle: Who Is Astroturfing Whom?

Front groups for cable and satellite companies pretending to represent the interest of sports fans? Mysterious “sources” and leaks? This is nothing new to Consumerist readers, but our estranged siblings at Deadspin have some great information on a lobbying and PR war between thinly disguised groups working on behalf of DirectTV and the big cable companies, and their battle over fans and fees. Or is it?

Prove You're Financially Literate And Win At Online Soccer!

Prove You're Financially Literate And Win At Online Soccer!

We’re not sure what “soccer” is—it looks like it might be some sort of real-world Quidditch without the brooms—but Visa and a bunch of soccer players have released a fancy-schmancy (for a website, at least) online version that tests your financial literacy. You can try it out at financialsoccer.com instead of working this morning.

Officials Take Baseball Away From Little Girl Who Sues And Gets It Back

Officials Take Baseball Away From Little Girl Who Sues And Gets It Back

Back in July near Miami, 12-year-old Jennifer came away with Phillies player Ryan Howard’s 200th home run ball. Florida Marlins officials asked her to give up the milestone ball so Howard could autograph it.

Ask The Consumerists: Should I Report My Package-Rolling Mailman?

Ask The Consumerists: Should I Report My Package-Rolling Mailman?

Jeff has a quandary. He spotted his neighborhood mail carrier delivering his package in a way he didn’t like. Jeff wants to know whether he should report his friendly, package-tossing mailman to the post office, or whether he should expect retribution.

Washington Redskins Relent, No Longer Bankrupting Elderly Season Ticket Holder

Washington Redskins Relent, No Longer Bankrupting Elderly Season Ticket Holder

Good news! The Washington Redskins are no longer suing a 72-year-old grandmother and real estate agent who was unable to pay for her season tickets after falling on hard times. The team has vacated the $66,364 judgment against her. Yay!

Don't Have $5,300 For Season Tickets? The Washington Redskins Will Sue You Into Bankruptcy

Don't Have $5,300 For Season Tickets? The Washington Redskins Will Sue You Into Bankruptcy

UPDATE: The Redskins have vacated their judgment.

Redskins Makes Fans Wait While Scalpers Cherry-Pick Tickets

Redskins Makes Fans Wait While Scalpers Cherry-Pick Tickets

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins gave ticket brokers the first crack at their tickets during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, making fans pay more from the third parties.

How Long Does It Take An Athlete To Make $100,000?

How Long Does It Take An Athlete To Make $100,000?

Obviously a lot of preparation goes into being an athlete, but let’s ignore all of that and focus on the gory numbers.

Make Your Own Sports Drink

Make Your Own Sports Drink

Why waste money on Gatorade when you can brew an equally effective sports drink from sugar, lemon juice, salt and orange juice? Hit the jump for the simple, inexpensive recipe.

Baseball Tickets Become Affordable Again As Recession Hits Scalpers

Baseball Tickets Become Affordable Again As Recession Hits Scalpers

Following up on yesterday’s roundup of recession-related deals, here is an article from Forbes on how scalpers, season ticket holders, and teams themselves are cutting deals on baseball tickets, with below-cost tickets, BOGO deals, and cheap food.

Comcast Will Probably Charge Customers Extra For Red Zone

Comcast Will Probably Charge Customers Extra For Red Zone

Last week’s word that Comcast and the NFL finally put their blood feud behind them to make the elusive NFL Network available on the basic digital tier was nice and all, but the out-of-nowhere bonus that the Comcast would also snag Red Zone Channel, which lets you keep tabs on all the games simultaneously, was a phenomenal revelation.

NFL Network And Comcast Finally Kiss And Make Up

NFL Network And Comcast Finally Kiss And Make Up

It’s official, the NFL Network and Comcast have finally reached an agreement that will bring the football-only network to the majority of Comcast’s subscribers. So, who caved?

Yankees Cut Premium Ticket Prices From "Exorbitant" To "Expensive"

Yankees Cut Premium Ticket Prices From "Exorbitant" To "Expensive"

For some reason, the New York Yankees are having trouble selling the most expensive seats in the new Yankee Stadium. Especially the ones in the front rows that are noticeably empty on TV. The New York Times has a rundown of the pricing changes.

Comcast Slams The NFL For Pulling Their Football Channel

Comcast Slams The NFL For Pulling Their Football Channel

On May 1st, the NFL is pulling its cable channel from Comcast’s cable line-up over a dispute about the cable company’s sports tier. As the deadline looms larger and larger, the company is taking their case to the people. David L. Cohen, an executive vice president of Comcast Corp, wrote the following opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

NFL Sunday Ticket Will Remain DirecTV Exclusive Until 2014

NFL Sunday Ticket Will Remain DirecTV Exclusive Until 2014

Sorry, cable and FiOS subscribers — the NFL and DirecTV have extended their Sunday Ticket exclusivity agreement until 2014 — with DirecTV paying a whopping $4 billion for the rights.

Four Ways To Save Money At A Sporting Event

Four Ways To Save Money At A Sporting Event

Sporting events were once a nice way to kill the day with friends instead of the massively expensive once-a-year “treats” that they’re trying to become. Food and drinks are easily the biggest expenses you can control at any sporting event, and with a few tips from Frugal Dad, you can keep your day at the game as cheap as it was in grandpa’s time…