FRANCHISE TRICKS & TREATS
NFL Oilers Owner Bud Adams said he will change the name
of his team "if the right name can be found." He also added
that the idea to play in Memphis was TN Gov. Don Sundquist's
(NASHVILLE BANNER, 10/30)....The U.S. Government won't appeal
a U.S. Tax Court decision "absolving the heirs" of Bengals
founder Paul Brown of $40M "plus in estate tax deficiency."
The decision "effectively ends a 21-year crisis for the
Browns in which the family's ownership of the Bengals was
jeopardized" (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 10/30)....In MN, Charley
Walters notes that Twins Owner Carl Pohlad "has been
considering establishing a nonprofit charitable foundation
... as a way to donate the Twins to Minnesota through a
trust" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 10/31).