Announcer Tom Durkin at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., in May 2008. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Game attendance may be down, but TV ratings are higher for almost all professional sports. Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Banned from college football, Robert Quinn is likely to be a top NFL draft pick. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The cover of "Bottom Of The 33rd." Harper hide caption

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