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FRANCHISE NOTES: NASHVILLE TALKING HOCKEY AGAIN
Published November 16, 1995
Gaylord Entertainment's Dick Evans will meet "sometime this week" with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman concerning new homes for the Jets and Panthers (TENNESSEAN, 11/14)....A graphic in NEW YORK magazine compares the Cowboys, Browns, Giants, Raiders, Rams and Jets in terms of franchise success under the categories of team-owned stadium, market monopoly, contented owner, recent success, burgeoning fan support, strong national identity and winning tradition. The Jets rank last (NEW YORK, 11/20 issue)....The Brewers have added a second team in the Pioneer League, the Ogden Raptors (BASEBALL WEEKLY, 11/15-21 issue)....Ed Tepper, part-owner of the NPSL expansion Philadelphia Kixx, which begins play next season, expects as many as 13,000 for a Chicago- Baltimore game Saturday at the CoreStates Spectrum. Tepper cites 14 corporate sponsorships for the rise in ticket sales over last year's game (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 11/16).