I’ve found this really interesting article: “Rob Galbraith DPI: Sports Illustrated’s digital workflow” via ongoing.
The sheer volume of shots these guys have to process is amazing and the tools they use to tackle it are incredibly simple (from a computer geek’s point-of-view). It is very instructive to see how they cope with it and there are some very good ideas in there.
Also of great interest is a link in the article to the Sports Illustrated Photo site where they have lots of useful information. In my case the most relevant part is the Suggested settings for the Canon EOS 10D. Very interesting indeed for the digital photography lover.