So on national television tonight Lebron James tells Cleveland to he has decided to abandon home for sunny Miami. Ouch. I hate basketball and even I hurt for the people of Cleveland. I mean, how much more insignificant can that city be now? Who are fans left to root for, the Browns?
If the Lebron James decision were translated over to the hockey world, this is what the announcement would be like:
In Pheonix: On the same day the NHL announces that Pheonix is scheduled to host the All-Star game in 2012, Gary Bettman announces he will move the team to Salt Lake City, Utah. Well, maybe that might be a smart move for the league, because then a guy who buys season tickets for the year will have to get enough for all his wives.
In Calgary: Dave Parkinson from Flame for Thought brought this up a little tonight on Rink Side Rants. The Sutter brothers, in a hope to bring back the glory days and try to bring a cup back to Calgary have resigned goaltender Mike Vernon.
So now that I have capitalized on the King James story, let me ask this question – why is it that ESPN can carry an hour special that only six cities care about – well hell, one city cared about after 20 minutes; but they can’t cover a league that people care about in no less than 30 major markets?