If the NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman can’t handle a team coming to Southern Ontario, than he can remove himself as commish. End of.
As far as i’m concerned, The NHL could hold 2 teams in Toronto, and a Southern Ontario team (K-W or Hamilton) and all 3 would be packed out full, and fully sponsored. If Bettman had a brain, he’d take advantage of it, and use the 3 rich Golden Horseshoe teams to finance his retarded US expansion.
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Jim Balsillie, the co-chief executive of Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion, wants to import a hockey team up North.
Balsillie made a $212.5 million offer to buy the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday, following the team’s bankruptcy filing, which was announced by the team’s owner. The offer is conditional on the team relocating to Southern Ontario, according to a statement.
Balsillie said he has also agreed to post debtor-in-possession financing of $17 million.
In the statement, Balsillie said that the current team ownership asked he “table” an offer to buy the Coyotes, and that significant discussions resulted in an offer that is in the best interests of the franchise, the National Hockey League, and Canadian hockey fans.
The Phoenix Coyotes filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in United States federal court in Arizona on Tuesday, according to a separate statement from the team’s owner Dewey Ranch Hockey.
The bankruptcy filing included a proposed sale of the franchise to Balsillie’s PSE Sports & Entertainment, the team said.
The deal is subject to approval by the bankruptcy court, which is expected to hold a hearing within several days to establish a sales procedure that could attract higher bids, according to a statement by Coyotes Hockey.
Last year, Balsillie failed in a bid to buy the struggling Nashville Predators and move them to Hamilton, Ontario, a city of about 500,000 between Toronto and Buffalo, N.Y., which have put it in direct market competition for viewers with the Maple Leafs and the Sabres.
Another city that has mentioned in some reports as a candidate is RIM’s hometown of Waterloo, about 70 miles West of Toronto.
A spokesman for Balsillie declined to say which Canadian city Balsillie had in mind as the potential new home for the Coyotes.
A high school teacher is fired over an internet scandal where she was caught posing nude. Sound boring? heard it before? Check out the chick.
Carlie Christine, a cheerleading coach at Casa Robles High School, was outed as a Playboy and internet porn pinup April 14 after a bunch of bitchy wannabe cheerleaders had their parents rat out on her.
Parents and some students, who were not identified, exposed the coach to school officials after rumors started slowly getting out that she had posed nude.
What apparently did the coach in was when some girls didn’t make the cheerleading squad because they had a few unexcused absences from school. Their parents then made copies of Christine and dropped the pictures on the principal’s desk.
How’s that for revenge. But honestly, is that not scary that you can get someone fired that fast if they don’t adhere to a parent or child’s demands? Of course, she will make way more money as a model than she could ever as a teacher, especially in the tripe known as the US school system.
Baseball players are legendary for their superstitions, but Jason Giambi’s technique for snapping a batting slump may rank among the strangest : He puts on a gold lame, tiger-striped thong.
“I only put it on when I’m desperate to get out of a big slump,” he told Portfolio.com.
Giambi has shared his slump-breaker with other Yankees New York Yankees , including Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, Johnny Damon Johnny Damon , Robin Ventura and Robinson Cano.
“All of them wore it and got hits,” he said. “The thong works every time.”
Clearly, Giambi could use a little help from the golden thong about now. As the Yankees continue to sputter heading into their Subway Series against the equally sluggish Mets New York Mets , Giambi is hitting .188.
But Giambi, in the final season of a seven-year, $120 million contract, sa id he doesn’t listen to booing by the crowds at Yankee Stadium.
“I never hear the boos because I’m too busy booing myself,” he told Portfolio.com. “No critic is worse on me than me. I can beat myself up pretty good.”