Struggling economy a key player in 2009
Making predictions about the effect of the economic downturn -- or recession or new-millennium depression -- is a dicey deal. After all, some folks in high finance, on Wall Street and elsewhere, got us into this mess because their own predictions went, well, let's just say "wide right."
Some developments will be pretty subtle. You might watch the Masters on the tube next spring and think: It was Cadillac that used to sponsor this, right? If you look hard enough at box scores ...
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ESPN.COM'S LOOK AT THE YEAR AHEAD
What to expect across the sports spectrum in 2009? ESPN.com offers things you might see coming, some you won't and some that will just flat-out surprise. Predictions to consider: