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Published September 14, 2009
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LONDON CALLING? CBS' Charlie Casserly reported there is "interest in purchasing an NFL team and moving it to London." Casserly inferred there may be a European-based group that is "going to look into buying the St. Louis Rams, who are for sale right now, or perhaps another NFL team." Casserly: "The Rams, by the way, are only contracted to be in St. Louis through 2014. After that point, they could move, of course, pending NFL approval" ("The NFL Today," CBS, 9/13).
WARNING SIGNS: In Toronto, Steve Simmons wrote under the header, “Panthers May Be Next Coyotes.” The NHL Panthers “were supposed to be sold this summer, but quietly no deal was ever agreed to,” and those who “know the situation best wonder what comes next.” The team’s ownership group, led by Alan Cohen, is “operating on a shoestring budget and rumblings are the owners may consider abandoning ship if need be” (TORONTO SUN, 9/13). YAHOO SPORTS’ Ross McKeon wrote it is “naïve to think the problems with ownership won’t eventually trickle throughout the organization all the way on to the ice.” Is it a “coincidence the team hasn’t officially replaced departed GM [Jacques] Martin, who jumped ship in early summer to coach in Montreal?” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 9/13).
SWIFT PITCH: In Nashville, John Glennon notes the Predators’ new third jersey was revealed Saturday when singer Taylor Swift donned the sweater during the encore portion of her concert at Sommet Center. The team will hold the “official unveiling ceremony for the jersey later this week.” Predators Communications Dir Tim Darling: “We were trying to think of a good way to build up some buzz on the jersey. She was willing to do it, create a little buzz for the unveil coming up next week” (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 9/14).