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Hamilton Hockey Franchise – Who is Blocking It?

Who really wants to keep the Phoenix Coyotes out of Hamilton, Canada? Let’s explore some of the issues.

The Coyotes lost approximately 30 million dollars last year. Who would want to repeat that this winter? Canada’s Jim Balsillie has bid 212.5 million to buy the team and move it out of the deserts of Phoenix, Arizona and relocate it to Hamilton. His bids have been continually blocked. It can’t be for financial instability, as he is only a billionaire, successful entrepreneur , hockey fanatic and co-CEO of Research in Motion. He is also an accountant with a Harvard MBA.

His bid overshadows the latest bid by Jerry Reinsdorf of 148 million. Balsillie’s bid is 64 million more.

I thought money talked. Maybe not Canadian money. Does NHL commissioner Gary Bettman have something against Balsillie or maybe against a team going to Canada? Is he influencing the other NHL owners to toe his hard line and vote Balsillie out. Is he biased towards Teams in American cities?

Canada is hockey country. Most of the players are Canadian. There actually is some snow in Hamilton. The greater Toronto area (GTA) encompasses a population of 3 million people. These hockey starved fans would relish another team. The Leaf arena has been sold out for years. You can’t buy a ticket. There is a huge fan base there. They could easily fill an arena. They could reverse a team’s multi-million dollar deficit to one of profitability. As of now the owners are subsidizing the Coyotes; throwing cash at it to keep it afloat. What difference would an ownership change make in Phoenix anyway?

Another factor is an NHL rule that states that no other franchise can be located within the home area of another franchise. The home area extends for a radius of 50 miles. Hamilton is within the boundaries of the Toronto Maple Leaf franchise. But then again the Leaf owners have the ability to waive this clause off. Are they afraid of the competition? On the other hand, the rivalry just might turn them around and give them that edge to be a real cup contender. Hamilton is a win, win, win, for the city, the Coyotes and the NHL.

There are more bids being offered. What’s next?

By Doug McBeth

Los Angeles Lakers Tickets : The Lakers Are The Most Valuable Nba Franchise According To Forbes

The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, which they share with their local NBA rival, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

The Lakers are the reigning NBA champions after defeating the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals 4/3. The Finals victory gave the franchise their 16th championship, placing them second in NBA history behind the Celtics’ 17. As of 2010, the Lakers are the most valuable NBA franchise according to Forbes, with an estimated value of $ 607 million.

The franchise started with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the NBL. The new team began play in Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling themselves the Lakers in honor of the state’s nickname, “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.

The Lakers won five championships in Minneapolis, propelled by center George Mikan, who is described by the NBA’s official website as the league’s “first superstar”.After struggling financially in the late 1950s following Mikan’s retirement, they relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960/61 season.

Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series to Boston.

In 1968, the Lakers acquired four time MVP Wilt Chamberlain to play center, and after losing in the Finals in 1969 and 1970, they won their sixth NBA title and first in Los Angeles in 1972, led by new head coach Bill Sharman. After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team acquired another multiple MVP award winning center, this time Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in 1975, but was unable to make the Finals in the late 1970s.

The 1980s Lakers were nicknamed “Showtime” due to their Magic Johnson-led fast break-offense, and won five championships in a nine-year span. This team featured Hall of Famers in Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and a Hall of Fame coach, Pat Riley.

Two of those championships were against their rivals, the Celtics. After Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson’s retirement, the team struggled in the early 1990s before acquiring Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996.

Led by O’Neal, Bryant, and another Hall of Fame coach, Phil Jackson, Los Angeles won three consecutive titles between 2000 to 2002, securing the franchise its first “three-peat”. After losing both the 2004 and 2008 NBA Finals, the Lakers won two more championships by defeating the Orlando Magic in 2009 and Boston in 2010.

The Lakers hold records for having (into the 2009/10 season) the most wins (3,027), the highest winning percentage , and the most NBA Finals appearances.They also hold the record for longest winning streak (33) in NBA history in the 1971/72 season.Sixteen Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four Hall of Famers have coached the team.

Four Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards for a total of eight awards.

The Lakers have had a long rivalry with the Boston Celtics. They have met in the NBA Finals 12 times with the Celtics winning nine times and the Lakers three times. The first meeting in the Finals was in 1959. Despite being swept by the Celtics in 1959, the Lakers managed to keep every game close. The teams met six more times in the sixties, with the Celtics winning each time.

The teams renewed their Finals rivalry in the 1980s, meeting three times (1984, 1985, and 1987).The 1984 series was hyped by the media as Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson. Their last meeting in the finals was in 2010, where the Lakers defeated the Celtics in seven games to win their sixteenth title.

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The San Antonio Spurs Tickets : The Spurs Have Won Four Championships More Than Any Nba Franchise

The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. They are part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association teams (along with the Nets, Pacers, and Nuggets) to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA-NBA merger and is the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship.

The Spurs have won four NBA championships, more than any NBA franchise except the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bulls. The Spurs’ perfect record in NBA Finals series is surpassed only by the Chicago Bulls, who have won six without a loss; the Bulls and Spurs are the only two teams to maintain perfect records through multiple Finals series. As of July 2009, the Spurs rank third among active franchises for the highest winning percentage in NBA history; they have only missed the playoffs 4 times as an NBA franchise.

In their 33 NBA seasons, since 1976/1977, the Spurs have captured 17 division titles, which gives the Spurs the most division titles in the NBA during that 33-year span (the Lakers are second with 16). They have made the playoffs in 19 of the last 20 seasons, and have not missed the playoffs in the 13 seasons since Tim Duncan came to the Spurs in 1997.

The Spurs are the city’s only team in any of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues. Spurs players are active members of the San Antonio community, and many former Spurs are still active in San Antonio, like David Robinson with the Carver Academy and George Gervin with the George Gervin Youth Center.The Spurs set several NBA attendance records while playing at the Alamodome, including the largest crowd ever for a NBA Finals game in 1999, and the Spurs continue to sell out the smaller, more intimate AT&T Center (formerly SBC Center) on a regular basis.

In February of each season, the team is forced into an extended road-trip due to the occupation of its arena by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. This is informally known as the “Rodeo Road Trip.”

Since 1999, the Spurs have consistently posted winning road records during this period, including an NBA-record longest single road trip winning streak (8 games, achieved in 2003).When Spurs have won the NBA Championship, the team’s victory parade included the team traveling the San Antonio River on boats adjacent to the San Antonio River Walk.Since ’97, the Spurs have won 69.6 percent of their games, the best winning percentage in professional sports.

The San Antonio Spurs started out as the Dallas Chaparrals of the original version of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1967. Led by Player/Coach Cliff Hagan the Dallas Chaparrals were one of 11 teams to take the floor in the inaugural season of the upstart ABA. The Chaps second season was a bit of a disappointment, as the team finished in 4th place with a mediocre 41/37 record. In the playoffs the Chaparrals quickly fell to the New Orleans Buccaneers. The team suffered from poor attendance and general disinterest in Dallas.

In fact, during the 1970/71 season, the name “Dallas” was dropped in favor of “Texas” and an attempt was made to make the team a regional one, playing games in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Tarrant County Coliseum, as well as Lubbock, Texas, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, but this proved a failure and the team returned full-time to Dallas in time for the 1971/72 season, splitting their games at Moody Coliseum and Dallas Convention Center Arena.

Two days before the 2009 NBA Draft, Spurs general manager R. C. Buford acted to address the team’s age and health concerns by acquiring 29-year-old swingman Richard Jefferson from the Milwaukee Bucks. The Spurs sent 38-year-old Bruce Bowen, 36-year-old Kurt Thomas, and 34-year-old Fabricio Oberto to the Bucks, who swapped Oberto to the Detroit Pistons for Amir Johnson.

The Spurs held three second-round picks in the 2009 draft. Their selection of Pittsburgh Panthers forward DeJuan Blair with the #37 pick was described as a “steal” by analysts; the Spurs later drafted two guards they had been targeting with the #37 pick, taking Miami Hurricanes shooting guard Jack McClinton and point/shooting guard Nando de Colo from France with the #51 and #53 picks, respectively. On July 10, 2009, the Spurs signed Detroit Pistons power forward Antonio McDyess to a three-year deal worth approximately $ 15 million in guaranteed money.

The Spurs would once again make the playoffs at the end of the 2009-2010 season, entering as the Western Conference #7 seed. The first round would be a rematch against their rivals, the #2 seed Dallas Mavericks; this time, the Spurs would pull the upset, winning the series 4 games to 2 and becoming the first seventh seed team to win in a best of 7 series. Unfortunately, their run ended in the semifinals as they were swept by the, Phoenix Suns.

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Madden 13 – Cincinnati Bengals Franchise (Connected Careers) – EP3 (Week 2 vs Browns)

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Madden 13 – Cincinnati Bengals Franchise (Connected Careers) – EP1

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Chris Johnson throws a pass? – Road To The Super Bowl – Week 9 & 10 – Madden 12 Franchise Gameplay

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Madden 13 – No Potential Rating in Franchise Mode! (Connected Careers)

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MLB 12 Franchise – Blue Jays vs Orioles – Epic Finish

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