I think they used the wrong word in this sentence:
The lockout might have squashed any hope they have to receive financing for a new stadium in 2011.
I think they were looking for quashed, not squashed.
I even remember when I first heard the word quashed. A columnist used it, and we immediately went to the dictionary. He was so proud.
I just found another misused word:
The numbers are usually in your favor that at some point there will eventually be parody and you will find yourself at least in some sort of contention.
I think they meant parity, not parody.
I have to admit, though, that the NFL's current lockout is a parody of good sports business.
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