Sunday, October 07, 2007

City, Predators close in on deal

Mayor Karl Dean made comments to Metro Council members today that may put Nashville Predators fans at ease on the team's future and acquisition by the local group.

During this morning's Metropolitan Council Policy Seminar at Vanderbilt University, Dean addressed the issue of concessions on the Sommet Center to help the local buyers acquire the team. He told Council members that "we have made a lot of progress in the last few days" and "we are close." He added that he hopes to make an announcement soon.
The roller coaster continues for hockey fans in Nashville.

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At 12:24 AM, October 08, 2007, Anonymous Gerald said...

James, it would help immensely if the sports media did not cover business deals as if they were sporting events, with their momentum and shifts back and forth a la a horse race.

I make no secret of my disdain for the sports media in terms of their "understanding" of business stories, but as you correclty point out, their glorious level of ineptitude has consequences in terms of upsetting fans unnecessarily.

It is a shame. What's more, the sports media seems to have no appreciation of that fact, defending themselves as "just reporting the story" when in fact they are doing notihng of the kind. How they portray business stories has precisely dick to do with what those actual stories are.

 
At 9:10 PM, October 08, 2007, Blogger The Forechecker said...

That's an important point, Gerald, and that's why the best reporting on this story (and I think James would agree) has been done by Richard Lawson at the Nashville Post, which is specifically a business-focused paper.

Essentially this is a story of millionaires and billionaires negotiating with each other and the Nashville city government, and is thus outside the comfort zone of a typical sportswriter.

 

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