Basketball fans might find this, from The New York Times, amusing:
The N.B.A.'s power and drama emanated from the West last season and continued pulsing through last week's draft, but the first free-agent agreement of the summer served notice that the Eastern Conference might be a player yet.Rashard Lewis, a Seattle SuperSonics forward for nine seasons, agreed in principle yesterday to a maximum, five-year deal with the Orlando Magic that could be worth more than $80 million.
Yeah, that'll even out the gigantic disparity in conference strength.
Update: In other sports news, the Times also had this headline the other day:
Abreu Gives It His All, but His All Is Nothing