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12-21-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
I think there are examples of bad original owner decisions, in addition to subsequent owner decisions. Like Tampa. Nashville and Boots. Phoenix on the back of a real estate developer, as a re-sale. Ottawa was also part of a real estate block. Disney? It seemed like a great idea at the time. Atlanta and ASG?
Very true but this thread focuses on expansion and you'd be hard pressed to turn down any of the original owners of the expansion teams. The only real iffy ones are Ottawa and Tampa. Look at who else was bidding and who got them. How many times were there better bids? In most cases, there weren't. If you wanna turn down a media giant (Disney and Turner) for some dude, be my guest, but I don't think that's a good way to run the league if you're trying to legitimize it on the national stage. Those were big gets and gave the league great PR. Who else bidding could've done that?

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