Rome Burns: Part III

December 02 2014 03:54PM

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There is no proven model for what type of owner most successfully runs a professional sports team in the long run. There are teams owned by corporations and investor groups. Some are family owned, sometimes on their second or third generation running the team. Then there are owners as individuals who own the team and call all the shots themselves. Sometimes running the team is their primary profession, sometimes it isn’t.

It’s all over the map. There are no clear best practices to follow.

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November 27 2014 02:28PM


There is no question that things are horribly bad right now for the OilersNation.  Some folks are even calling it the worst time in franchise history – which seems insane given that 1) The Gretzky Trade 2) SCF 2006 G7. But when you are going through a thing, having other people tell you that thing isn’t so bad doesn’t help. It makes the thing worse. We are the joke of the league and that makes every self respecting Oilers fan irate.

Before we delve into my little analysis of Oilers ownership and whether Daryl Katz is “Count Chocula evil”, give that video I posted at the top a quick gander if you need a little morale boost. It’s by this Icelandic band I got to watch a few weeks back called FM Belfast.

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November 26 2014 04:14PM

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So I am currently wrist deep in a new startup company and it is going to be offered in many languages and this requires me to be on the road all the time. It's like the least difficult job I have ever had. But though I'm gone, my heart is buried 12 feet under Jasper Ave and 109 street and I read all the articles, watch all the highlights and swear at my Oilers App on the regular. The Copper and Blue are and will be out of sight for the foreseeable future but they are not even close to be out of mind.

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October 14 2014 09:06AM

During this past week we took a trip down to LA to watch the Kings open up their 2014-15 season by raising the Stanley Cup, have a chat with our new cousins at The Royal Half and have a chat with Violent Gentlemen. This article is about their cool company and how they have helped me greatly with the Nation Network. 

You have been forewarned in advance. Anyone looking for Corsi/Fenwick6 calculations should skip this piece.

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September 29 2014 12:06PM

Ah it’s been quite a week. First we got to announce Jeanshorts is joining the Nation Network full time to head up our new video department. Then last Thursday we told you that The Royal Half has joined the Nation Network as our first American team site.

And now today the grand daddy of them all: we have purchased the immensely popular, making it the 9th site in the Nation Network.

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