The Oklahoma City Thunder do own the Seattle SuperSonics trademarks and continue to profit on them. As part of the deal to release them from the KeyArena obligations they're required to repatriate free of charge them to Seattle, if Seattle ever gets a NBA team.
The Brown's deal was special in that it was quickly apparent that the Ohio Congressional Delegation was going to make the NFL's life a living hell if they left for Baltimore, so they came up with a unique solution in that they awarded Modell an expansion franchise for the low fee of the existing Browns franchise. The NFL then traded all the players, coaches, etc from the Browns to the new Ravens in exchange for all the Raven's rights in the expansion draft. The Browns were marked inactive and then put into a trust to hold it until new owners could be found and the team and it could be re-activated.
posted by jmauro at 09:51 PM on October 05
Not a fan of #2. IBB can some times fail. And when they do fail, it is spectularly funny.
posted by jmauro at 09:23 PM on October 01
Do they have a plan on what will happen if enough teams fail to qualify for bowl play? Will the lower bowls get cut out?
posted by jmauro at 09:51 AM on April 25
I think Ohio State losing cost the Big 10 the money, not the actually referring in the game. It's not like they are being fined for having the crew that they did. The whole headline is premised on the Big 10 getting two BCS entries which wasn't a 100% lock, especially after Michigan was beaten by Wisconsin.
posted by jmauro at 04:00 PM on November 14
I remember when the MLB did the same thing. I always liked the original Cubs web page. It sucks now that all 32 teams have the same pages with the same stories. I hope the Rangers beat NHL in this.
posted by jmauro at 02:47 PM on September 29
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