Friday, November 27, 2009
"When Black Friday comes
I'll stand down by the door
And catch the grey men when they
Dive from the fourteenth floor"
--Steely Dan, "Black Friday"
If you're not an American reader, today is Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving. The term was coined sometimes before the mid-1960s by the Philadelphia Police Department most likely. It was a tough day for a policeman, since everyone would be shopping on that day looking for a Christmas bargain.
There is no Monarchs news anywhere. Not in Google News, and not from the WNBA itself. Maybe President Orender will begin in earnest on Monday to start shopping the team around.
So for those of you philanthropists out there, let me suggest the purchase of a WNBA team, slightly used. The team is called the "Sacramento Monarchs" but it could be a part of your home city wherever you live. It probably brings in about $5 million a year but probably costs about $6.5 million a year to operate, so the price tag is a net deficit of about $1.5 to $2 million a year. It's initial purchase value is $10 milllion, which is payable in installments.
It's pretty large to put under a tree, but trust me, I don't think the fans will mind if it doesn't come gift-wrapped.