Archive for July 30th, 2009

30
Jul
09

eBay Really Does Have Everything

_44936633_tranmere_226The Tranmere Rovers, who reside in Prenton area of Birkenhead, England play in League One, two divisons down from the English Premier League and are currently for sale. Club Chairman Peter Johnson however is none too pleased for the manner in which the sale is being handled. He awoke yesterday to find out that Dornoch Capital, the US firm he had hired to facilitate the sale had placed the team on eBay with a starting bid of $10m.

We were appalled,” Johnson told BBC Radio Merseyside.

It’s totally inappropriate. We immediately e-mailed them and said ‘take it off right away’. You can imagine how shocked we were to wake up this morning to find out we were on eBay. We’ll be considering [Dornoch Capital’s] mandate. It’s not a second-hand bike we’re selling.

I don’t think we want this sort of publicity and I think a lot of people knew it was for sale because the local paper mentioned it at the beginning of last season.

If they can find the right buyer then he can take over at Tranmere but its got to be the right buyer and I don’t think putting it on eBay is going to find the right buyer.

Interesting about the Rovers, they are also nicknamed the Super Whites, leading their fans to call themselves the Super White Army, which isn’t terrifying in any way…

[BBC Sports]

30
Jul
09

I Have GOT to Get Rich

article-1203217-05E4694B000005DC-747_224x600article-1203217-05E4693B000005DC-973_224x600Flavio Briator is a 59 year old Italian billionaire who made much of his money from the franchising of Benneton stores spends much of his time these days involved in various sports. He is the managing director of Renault F1 racing and also is part owner of the Queen’s Park Rangers, a London-based soccer team that just missed on promotion to the Premier League last season.

He also looks like this (left). Last year he married 29 year old Elisabetta Gregoraci. She looks like this (right). He must be really funny. Or you know, crazy rich.

Sigh. I bet being a billionaire is pretty fun.

[Daily Mail]

30
Jul
09

My, How Manly You Are

Rugby is a game with plenty of room for physical violence, and not just for the players on the field. The Manly Sea Eagle, team mascot for Manly Warringah in the Australian Rugby League decided to get in on the action when a fan tried to make his way onto the field. The security forces pounced on the errant fan, but watch the Eagle as he gets in a series of good punches as the fan lays prone on the ground. Way to live up to your team’s name!

30
Jul
09

F#$K F#$K F#$K F#$K F#$K F#$K

boston_red_sox_mnv_01The NY Times (part owner of the Red Sox) are reporting that both Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were on the list of players who tested positive in 2003.

Fuck.

Fuck.

False positive? False hope? I still love Ortiz, but if this is true…sigh…I don’t even know. Ugh.

No name surprises me, but some can still make me sad.

[NY Times]




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