Yesterday I wasn't sure if Karen Crouse's lede was quickly thrown-together or a minor misfire of a blog post. But when the self-proclaimed "paper of record" completely fumbles the announcement of the Olympic design competition in such incomprehensibly silly fashion by citing Amy Alcott--one of many components of the Hanse Design winning bid--as the recipient of the commission, how is a reader to give the New York Times Sports section any respect?
Throw in the inexplicable decision last year to run off the universally respected golf correspondent Larry Dorman (who has since landed at with PGATour.com), and it's clear that the gains made under former editor Tom Jolly have vanished. What a shame.
Anyway...clipped and scanned just in case you don't believe me: