Phoenix LXXVI: Renaissance Men
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05-02-2013, 10:25 PM
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Phoenix LXXVI: Renaissance Men
But there are encouraging signs for Coyotes fans about the future of this franchise. According to a person who has seen the Renaissance Sports and Entertainment business plan, it appears the group’s sole focus is on turning the team around financially and keeping it in Glendale for the long term.
Renaissance Sports and Entertainment is the company formed by prospective buyers George Gosbee, Anthony LeBlanc and their two partners, Daryl Jones and Avik Dey (Ice Edge Holdings is defunct despite continued references to it in media accounts).
What the internet says about Renaissance Clowns:
The history of clowns is interesting, especially the clowns of the renaissance. There were some that held court to kings proudly and respectfully. Others seemed to be the poor tools of entertainment forroyalty simply because of their height, weight, or some unknown birth defect. Indeed, being a jester could be a wonderful life, or a day to day struggleof people laughing at you for features that you couldn't control. In those times,they thought you were cursed or had done something to deserve it.
There were also clowns of the stage. They led well paid lives acting out the plays of William Shakespeare as well as other playwrights. Being a clown was an interesting occupation either way, but it seem to be mostly fun and games. They could speak freely on the actions of a king and pretend that it was a joke. That was a privelege indeed. As long as the jesters or fools kept the king happy, they could feast with him, live in the castle, and there was even perform specially for the Pope.
Since fools were well loved by their masters, they might even recieve part of a King's estate if he died. Many kings left things to their beloved jesters in their wills. But being a jester wasn't always fun. Some of them were freaks or dwarves. These poor people were prisoners of kings and queens. They could only hope for a dead master that would leave something to them. Many just wished that their masters were dead.
Many fools were very good at storytelling or fortunetelling. They would go to nearby towns once a week and perform for crowds. They would sometimes put on entire plays. They had to work hard at memorizing the lines since they could perform as many characters in one play, switching rolls constantly.
Along with jesters, there were vice clowns. The vice clowns were first seen in the begining of the renaissance. At that time, many people were extremely serious about religion. The vice was dressed as a devil or demon and represented the Seven Deadly Sins. He was often seen telling heroes evil thoughts or making them disbelieve in themselves. Later on, he started to look rather like a jester. He was ususally an energetic baffoon with a wooden dagger.
And of course, there was always the mime. The mime first started in the renaissance and still continues today. They were mostly in Rome, but gradually spread throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Now they perform on the street or at circuses like most clowns.
During the Italian Renaissance, bands of roving theater troupes in Italy called the Commedia del Arté introduced several clown characters to an admiring public, among them Pierrot and Harleqin.
It was during the Renaissance that mankind discovered that we are not situated right at the center of the universe, and that we are not even situated anywhere near the center of the universe, and that, in fact, that we are lucky to be situated anywhere, including Birmingham. Clowns became popular again. The awareness that we are a completely irrelevant chance event which is likely to be as easily extinguished just as it began can be mollified by watching someone with huge red shoes squirting someone else with water.
It was also around this time that clowning technology began to improve. The discovery of the rotten tomato in the Dutch East Indies, for example, brought a new dimension to European clown shows. A new standard was also introduced for the definition of custard. Previously, the question of what constituted custard had been left up to local village leaders, and a number of clowns died as a result of pies filled with rocks.
Contrary to popular myth, the red nose was not an invention of the Renaissance. This was invented by the Victorians, because their massive sexual repressions caused them to invent stuff like that and then to deny that they invented it at all.
Daryl Jones @HedgeyeDJ
Can someone @KCDPR please call me ? You are a PR, aren't you ? Rule 1 of being in PR: respond to the public.
KCD Public Relations @KCDPR
@HedgeyeDJ Mr. Jones, we returned your call and you didn't answer. What exactly are you trying to accomplish w/ your snarky public comments?
Daryl Jones @HedgeyeDJ
A certain San Diego based PR firm is about to get caught in the "trolley tracks". If you are over your skis, stay off the slopes.
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Hockey in the Desert II (Phoenix Coyotes franchise and business matters)
Balsillie puts in $212.5 mil offer for the Coyotes
Balsillie/Phoenix part II
Balsillie/Phoenix part III
Balsillie/Phoenix part IV
Balsillie/Phoenix part V
Balsillie/Phoenix Part VI
Balsillie/Phoenix Part VII: I'm just waitin' on a judge
Balsillie/Phoenix Part VIII: It's dead, Jim
Balsillie/Phoenix Part IX: 'Dorf on Hockey
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part X: The Truth? You Can't Handle The Truth!
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XI: A Fistful of Dollars?
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XII: For a Few Dollars More
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XIII: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XIV: The Wrath of Baum
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XV - SITREP: SNAFU
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XVI: Barbarian at the Gate
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XVII: Wake Me Up When September Ends
Phoenix bankruptcy/ownership Part XVIII: Is that a pale horse in the distance?
Phoenix bankruptcy Part XIX: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Baum
Phoenix Bankruptcy Part XX: There Will Be Baum
Phoenix Bankruptcy Part XXI: 2009 -- A Sports Odyssey
Phoenix Bankruptcy Part XXII: Long and winding road
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Part II. Potential owners of NHL's Phoenix Coyotes
Part III. Prospective Owners - Phoenix Coyotes (UPD Lease vote 4/13; IEH signs MOU)
Part IV Phoenix Coyotes post bankrtuptcy; UPD COG approves Reinsdorf MOU, not IEH MOU
Part V Phoenix Coyotes post bankruptcy UPD Reinsdorf out? IEH back in? else Winnipeg?
Part VI Phoenix Coyotes post bankruptcy
Part VII Phoenix Coyotes post bankrtuptcy
Part VIII: Phoenix Coyotes Post-bankrtuptcy
Part IX: Phoenix Coyotes Post-bankruptcy UPD: Pres Moss fired 6/30 with IEH input
Part X: Phoenix Coyotes - Between Scylla and Charybdis
Part XI: Phoenix Coyotes -- Greetings, Starfighter, You have been selected ...
Part XII: Phx Coyotes - Still haven't found what I'm looking for
Part XIII: Phoenix Coyotes - The Final Cut?
Part XIV: Phoenix Coyotes - To Infinity And Beyond....
Part XV: Phoenix - the battle of evermore
Part XVI: Phoenix -- Money for Nothing
Part XVII: Phoenix -- Thread Title Available For Lease
Part XVIII: Phoenix -- Imminence Front
Phoenix XIXth: Nervous Breakdown
Phoenix XX: Two weeks
Phoenix XXI: When will then be now?
Phoenix XXII: It's Now or Never
Phoenix XXIII - Bond: The Phoenix Project
Phoenix XXIV: How many twists does the scriptwriter have left?
Phoenix XXV: Anyone in the theatre seen a pale horse?
Phoenix XXVI: Pain in the AZ
Phoenix XXVII: Can we all get along?
Phoenix XXVIII: Lawyers, Bonds and Money
Phoenix XXIX: What's the next act? I'm tired of the dog & pony show
Phoenix Part XXX Hulz, you gotta get a gimmick if you want to get ahead
Phoenix Part XXXI: I feel I'm in a time loop
Phoenix Part XXXII: Bridge over Troubled Goldwater
Phoenix XXXIII: Sound of Silence
Phoenix XXXIV: Project Mayhem
Phoenix XXXV: Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave...
Phoenix XXXVI - There's got to be a morning after
Phoenix XXXVII - The Heat is On
Followed by the Interregnum between Kings Phoenix the XXXVII-th and Phoenix the XXXVIII-th:
The most interesting thing about King Charles, the first
Is that he was 5 foot 6 inches tall at the start of his reign
But only 4 foot 8 inches tall at the end of it because of
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England Puritan
Born in 1599 and died in 1658 September
ESPN's Burnside: Hulsizer submitted new deal; COG city manager dragging it out
Coyotes related: Westgate faces foreclosure
Phoenix, worst case scenario
Finally, the realm was restored ...
Phoenix XXXVIII: Hulsizer Pulls Bid For Coyotes
Phoenix XXXIX: You Never Give Me Your Money
Phoenix XL: Rich Man's World
Phoenix XLI: Bongo Fury
Phoenix XLII: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything
Phoenix XLIII: How to Bake Cupcakes in Less Than Two Weeks
Phoenix XLIV: Ignorance & Apathy (or I Doan't know & I Doan't Care)
Phoenix XLV: You can't YANDLE the truth!
Phoenix XLVI: (Tre)living on a prayer
Phoenix XLVII: More Threads than Superbowls
Phoenix XLVIII: Of Mice and Lieberman
Phoenix XLIX: Smoke & Mirrors
Phoenix L: AllByDesign?
Phoenix LI: es, Damn Lies, and Arena Management Fees
Phoenix LII: Goodnight, Sweet Lieberman
Phoenix LIII: How the GWInch Stole Phoenix
Phoenix LIV:E and Let Die
Phoenix LV: is Has Left the Building
Phoenix LVI: s is Still Dead (or Maybe Working at a 7-11 in Glendale)
Phoenix LVII (or MDCCLXXVI): Declarations of (In)Dependence
Phoenix LVIII; Will jobbing get jobbed?
Phoenix LIX: The JIG is up?
Phoenix LX: Pinocchio's Furniture
Phoenix LXI; We agreed to pay HOW MUCH‽
Phoenix LXII: Abandon Hope all Ye Who Enter Here
Phoenix LXIII: Have Become, Comfortably Numb;
Phoenix LXIV: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Read Me, on Thread LXIV?
Phoenx LXV: The word is... give me a minute.... "Omnishambles"... "Omnishambles"
Phoenix LXVI: Get Your Kicks On Thread LXVI
Phoenix LXVII: Route66 - Aftermath
Phoenix LXVIII - "Watch out for that Tree"
Phoenix LXIX: Thread of LXIX
Phoenix LXX: Should they stay or should they go now?
Phoenix LXXI: Daydream Belever
Phoenix LXXII: Send in the Clowns
Phoenix LXXIII: "This Space Available"
Phoenix LXXIV: Be Seeing You
Phoenix LXXV: It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again
Phoenix LXXVI: Renaissance Men
whole bunch of Phoenix uThreads have popped up in the wake of the "To close, or not to close" mega-thread discussion:
COG to spend more on Coyotes than public safety?
Dreger (3/22): NHL to investigate "plan b" for Phoenix
Sunnicks strikes again "will they stay or will they go now?"
G&M: Architects of Glendale pro sports disaster won't be around for fallout
Shoalts: Ice Edge talking about bringing (minor) hockey to the Job should Yotes leave
Shoalts: Glendale Mayor Scruggs wants city's $$ back
Coyotes CEO 'confident' team is staying in Glendale
Puck Daddy: Coyotes battline relocation worries with public optimism
A strong PHX team in the playoffs may bring a new owner.
Father of PHX AGM Brad Treliving involved in keeping Coyotes in Glendale?
PKP offer for Coyotes may be 230 million (mod: to QC w/relo $$)
Beasley: Coyotes deal within a month
Glendale, NHL trying to close Phoenix Coyotes deal with Jamison group
Bettman: no timeline on Phoenix situation (AP)
Adding up the Numbers in the Phoenix Jamison Bid
COG's Lieberman calls for demonstration against Coyote deal
COG - budget payment to Jamison group not to exceed $20m?
GWI ready to scrutinize new deal
Coyotes sale soon, five things to watch
Jamison looking for more investors on Coyotes bid, could be 1-2 months away from deal
Greg Jamison finally goes public with potential purchase of the Coyotes
Glendale Busts its Budget; Pledges More Money for Yotes
Coyotes working to convert bandwagon fans to full time fans
4/28: Coyote sale deal getting closer
Phoenix Coyotes sale finalized May 8th? Hulsizer back in?
Phoenix CEO/Pres Nealy - something could happen next week
Feschuk: Phoenix Coyotes doing just fine, thanks
If the yotes make the finals
Former Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes assails NHL over Coyotes’ operations
NHL to announce tentative deal re: sale to Jamison
Sportsnet: COG promising $306mm over next 21 years
Wall Street Journal: 'Glendale's Public Hockey Project' = Loss
Phoenix saga: 5/22 end date
Jamison signing preliminary sales docs with NHL 5/17 or 5/18
Goldwater Inst. ready to sue Glendale over arena management deal
COG council approves preliminary budget with $17m payment for arena management
Preliminary draft of lease agreement for Jobing.com in hands of COG board
Phoenix lease details
Bettmans plan may unravel in Phoenix (vote coming 6/8)
The angst of Phoenix -- from three major league teams to one (that use city name)
Forbes: Jamison having trouble raising funds
GWI letter to Glendale Mayor and Coucilmembers
Arizona Free Enterprise Club opposes COG deal
Goldwater Institute Files for Restraining Order
Coyote name change on hold?
13 June, Goldwater files suit
Halverstadt on NHL Home Ice talking Coyotes
Coyotes deadline "now"? NHL schedule releasing soon
PBJ: CoG says they'll withstand GWI legal challenge
AFEC considering ballot (referendum) and COG concil recall
Phoenix Coyotes, NHL looking for legal counsel to represent team, arena
Coyotes deal not immediately effective - Referendum to follow?
COG + GWI agreement on non-emergency status
Jones/Cobb v Glendale (Coyotes Court Case)
Coyotes PAC formed
COG city council candidates voice opposition to Coyotes deal
Shoalts 7/5 update on Coyotes situation
Coyotes lease referendum petition not submitted by 7/9
Glendale rejects group's attempt to overturn sales-tax increase
PBJ: Jamison group has funding for purchase of Coyotes
2 COG referendum proponents gearing up for legal battle
Jones & Cobb decide to NOT file lawsuit after their lease referendum rejected
PBJ: 7/27 deadline for Coyotes sale?
PBJ: 7/28: Jamison short $20mm?
Glendale arena proposal scheduled to expire 7/31, extended another 31 days
Mayoral candidates speaking out on Coyotes prospective owner
PBJ: 8/8 Jamison group apparently now has the funds to buy Coyotes
SBN's Five for Howling: Coyotes sale a done deal
COG mayoral candidate: Rework proposed lease due to lockout
CBA uncertainty delaying Coyotes sale?
8/24: Appeals Court Orders Glendale Sales-Tax Measure to be put Back on Ballot
8/27 COG extends lease (with NHL) again (pending sale to Jamison group)
COG seeking change to negotiated proposed arena deal with Jamison
ESPN Burnside has source that says Jamison's got funding, arena deal to be done
PBJ: O’odham tribe now involved in Jamison's deal to buy team?
Final details on Coyotes lease to be settled 10/3?
Final vote on reworked Jobing.com lease coming 10/23?
Deja vu, redux = COG talk about extending agreement with NHL another 30 days
Dater: Phoenix reason for lockout
Impact of Glendale election on fate of Phoenix Coyotes future
COG to vote on revised lease 11/27
Referendum starts process (against) Glendale arena deal with Jamison
Jamison officially signs Jobing.com lease agreement
Coyotes could break even, or even profit, if there are no games
Shoalts: Jamison using US Green Cards to lure investors in Coyotes
Sportsnet: Jamison group about to finalize Coyotes purchase
Burnside, LeBrun: Sale of Coyotes to Jamison in Question
NHL no longer denying relocation a possibility for the Coyotes?
USA Today's Allen: NHL must continue committment to Phoenix
Phoenix - Glendale vs Scottsdale
Grant Woods leading (new) ownership group to (try to) buy Coyotes
Hulsizer back to looking at buying Coyotes?
Report: NHL may soon consider relocation for Coyotes; Ice Edge back in picture?
Bettman: Hey COG, expect something in about a week
Bettman: Interest in Phoenix franchise "higher than ever"
Arizona Republic: True cost of running Jobing.com below what COG has paid
COG Mayor: waiting on NHL to approve owner
Californian Darin Pastor looking to finalize "premium" purchase of Coyotes
And, hey, why not, for completeness:
NHL sues Jerry Moyes
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