Golden Nuggets: A Little More Than Just Aldon Smith

We missed out on the Nuggets yesterday, although for the most part, the big story was of course Aldon Smith getting stabbed in an incident at his house. I've got some thoughts on that I'll be putting together for a little later this morning. While I do like having news to write about during these slow times of the offseason, this is one time I'd much prefer it to be completely quiet.

I mixed in some Aldon Smith links from yesterday, but then also went beyond 49ers news for some links. The Wall Street Journal article is particularly interesting. NFL owners apparently passed a resolution that will allow for local television broadcasts even if a game is not sold out. The league set a new 85% threshhold. Teams can set their sales goal between 85% and 100% and still avoid blackouts. To encourage goals higher than 85%, teams will be forced to share more of their revenue when they exceed their stated goal.

On the other hand, the league wants to encourage sellouts, so they are helping to develop wireless Internet in stadiums. The 49ers will be boosting their 3G access, and I would imagine wireless will be a key component of the new stadium in Santa Clara.

On to the links....

Game Changer: NFL Scrambles to Fill Seats (WSJ)

Rookie sleepers: Keep an eye on these late-round risers (Sporting News)

Could Aldon Smith have avoided off-field troubles if there was no lockout? (Gin - Examiner)

49ers' Aldon Smith stabbed at house party (Maiocco)

Aldon Smith recovering from injuries suffered in "incident" (Barrows)

Linebacker Aldon Smith stabbed at party, sustains minor injuries (Branch)

Could be time for Aldon Smith to reassess (Sando)

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