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I nominate the PBL for the 2010 NIFL Legacy Award for League Managment. Previous winners:
2009 - CBA (by a nose over the ABA)
2008 - ABA
2007 - ABA
2006 - ABA
2005 - ABA
2004 - ABA
2003 - NIFL
2002 - NIFL
2001 - XFL
2000 - NIFL
This year's award dinner will be held in Joe's basement - $10,000 gets you a ticket and a franchise. Guest speakers include:
* Isaiah Thomas
* Carolyn Shiver
* Vince McMahon
* Donald Trump
And yet, had they not issued a press release, there are those who would cry for transparency. It seems to me, they've done what you needed to do: admit it happened, get in front of the story, move on.
Now, are they blameless? I don't know. If I had to bet, I'd bet against. But again, if the facts even approximate what they've released, what else could they have done?
For me it's not an emotional issue. It's a simple issue of fact. Did the PBL promise this money and renege?
As to me personally looking into it, it seems that Preeths has decided to do so, so I will leave it to him and see what he has to say.
I think that people are really jumping on the wrong thing here. The problem is not the decision that the PBL made this week to expell the Capitanes. They had no real choice but to do so given the circumstances.
The problem that we should be focused on (and that more importantly the PBL should be focused on) is that a situation where these problems could come up was allowed to exist. The lack of performance bonds, a viable footprint, discplinary structures outside of expulsion, a reasonable and fair governance structure and a neutral commissioner could have all been put into place and dramatically reduced the likelyhood that the PR situation would even happen. The lack of these things are the issue, not the PBL's decision to dismiss PR.
Seriously did you read the contents of my post? A press release to inform the public is fine. Actually it is great. That wasn't a press release informing the public. That was a written version of a soap opera on a spanish channel.