Some of these new ads are incredibly obnoxious. When I came to the site today, I was greeted with a rather loud recording of "Wouldn't It Be Nice", that wouldn't go away until I managed to find the tiny gray X on a slightly lighter gray bar, on the bottom of the screen. Now there's one from the Washington Sports Club that expands to three times its normal size whenever I mouseover it - and it's right below the topic bar. This is obnoxious; if these horribly intrusive advertisements continue, I will definitely stop using this site. I've been a fan for years, but this is just too much.
...and now that I look around a bit more, that expanding ad is on just about every single page. Get rid of it, please.