OK, read the rules last night, one inconsistency showed up.
When preparing the Spike deck the main rules say 2 Headline cards go in the deck. The two player rules say you should make the Spike deck with 2 headline instead of the 'normal 3'.
Is it safe to assume the two player adjusted rules have failed to catch up with changes in the main rules or does the main rule have an error?
The 2 player rules look correct. You use the 4 tounaments only - no headlines. You draw 4 highlights and keep the first 2 that have players played to them and discard the other 2.
The Optional Rules: Abbreviated Season DOES seem to have some sort of typo/error in it - I bolded it... Prepare the Spike! Magazine Deck: Draw one Tournament card (instead of two) and two Headline cards (instead of three). In a standard game you only do draw two headlines.