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wallywagon11

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On time delays and Bob Cook's bankruptcy case

Why a time delay in the Bob Cook bankruptcy case could help Sacramento.

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The 2012-2013 Unofficial StR Fantasy Basketball Draft Recap

AND A NEW SEASON HAS BEGUN! Coach Smart’s rotations got you down? Were your expectations a little too high after the presesason? Well, why not take a quick break from that reality and join us...

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The Unofficial Sactown Royalty Fantasy Basketball League Invite

Hello everyone and welcome to the most frivilous fanpost you'll read all day. Right now, the Unofficial Sactown Royalty Fantasy League has two open spots available and one of them CAN BE...

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Unofficial Notice for Unofficial StR Fantasy Basketball Team Owners

First, sorry this post is only for members of last year's Unoffical StR Fantasy Basketball League (the good news though is that with this new layout only probably 3 non members will accidentally...

How the Dodgers TV Rights Could Generate $8.5 Billion (Analysis)

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I know this doesn't seem Sacramento Kings related but a little bit of a follow up from a previous fanshot from awhile back. Note that the analysis does not factor in the revenue sharing pool data from the previous article. And yes, Mark Walter of Guggenheim Partners scares me.

Prospect Pitch: Straily on the Sly

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A's out-of-nowhere prospect discusses improved repertoire

"JOY", a movie ... sorta but it's over an hour of NBA madness and it's Friday so why the hell not

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"JOY", a movie ... sorta but it's over an hour of NBA madness and it's Friday so why the hell not

The Dodgers’ new owners could reap hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits from the...

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The Dodgers’ new owners could reap hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits from the confidential terms of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court settlement between former owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball. The terms can be enforced for up to 40 years, with final authority over distribution of the Dodgers’ television revenue granted to the court rather than to MLB, according to two people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. As a result, the Dodgers’ new owners could retain millions each year that otherwise would be shared with other teams. ... McCourt took the Dodgers into bankruptcy last year, after Selig rejected a proposed television contract with Fox Sports. That contract called for the Dodgers to receive a minority ownership stake in Prime Ticket and annual rights fees starting at $84 million, with an annual increase of 4%. The league takes 34% of each team's television revenue and distributes it to other teams via revenue sharing. The league can assess an additional charge if it determines a team-owned television outlet is paying an annual rights fee under fair market value. Under the confidential terms of the settlement with McCourt, the league agreed that the annual rights fees in the proposed Fox contract represented fair market value, according to three people familiar with the sale agreement. Guggenheim Baseball, the Dodgers’ new owners, can negotiate a new television contract as soon as this fall, with Fox Sports, Time Warner Cable and perhaps CBS expected to bid. If the Dodgers accept an annual rights fee, they would simply pay 34% of whatever money they receive into the revenue-sharing pool. However, the Dodgers are expected to pursue a regional sports network, on their own or in partnership with Fox, TWC or another television outlet. Guggenheim could establish a media company separate from the Dodgers, then have the company pay the team in accordance with the proposed Fox contract and keep the remaining revenue. The difference could be tens of millions each year, according to media analysts.

Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times

Records show in the last year Power Balance Pavilion has lost $18 million dollars to the current...

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Records show in the last year Power Balance Pavilion has lost $18 million dollars to the current value of $29 million for the parcel the arena sits on. Last year the county assessor listed its value at $47 million before the Maloofs appealed and the county settled on $38 million.

Steve Large, CBS Sacramento

"The way I look at negotiations is it can always come back. You never say never. These things are...

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"The way I look at negotiations is it can always come back. You never say never. These things are never final. Trust me," George Maloof told USA TODAY Sports. "I've been around enough negotiating over the last 30 years of my life to know that deals die and they come back. Somebody sleeps on it, they take a break and they say, 'You know what, maybe we consider this. … ' "It's a way of coming back as long as people don't give up. And I never give up. We'll never give up."

J. Michael Falgoust, USA TODAY

Loeb & Loeb, the law firm out of Southern-California that represents Maloof Sports and...

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Loeb & Loeb, the law firm out of Southern-California that represents Maloof Sports and Entertainment, has hired a former-FBI-agent-turned-private-detective to investigate some strange dealings surrounding the arena deal collapse ... ... I spoke with the private investigator this afternoon in person, and I left the meeting with the feeling that the Maloof family is prepared to undertake great measures to ensure their side of the story regarding the arena deal collapse is told. It has been his observation that the Johnson administration has not broken any laws, but is participating in a campaign of misinformation, most likely to save political face in an election year.

Isaac Gonzalez, ranSACedmedia.com

The "Alternative Plan", first reported by FOX on Wednesday, to provide an answer to the Sacramento...

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The "Alternative Plan", first reported by FOX on Wednesday, to provide an answer to the Sacramento arena problem and keep the Kings here has been rejected by the Maloofs. A Maloof spokesman issued the following statement this afternoon. "A representative of the Maloofs listened to their plan in depth, but they do not have the financing in place and a renovation of the existing structure is not an adequate solution."

Jim Crandell, FOX40 [May 26, 2011]
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A Quick Evil Poll

This isn't about what you think will happen and not even what you want to happen. Obviously there are other alternatives but I was curious if these were your only two choices for how things play...

Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork, or S.T.O.P., told KCRA 3 it had discovered a "technical...

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Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork, or S.T.O.P., told KCRA 3 it had discovered a "technical glitch" in the language of its petition. The petition referred to the initiative by two different titles. The city attorney's office had already approved the petition last Tuesday, but S.T.O.P. has decided to correct the mistake and resubmit the petition.

David Bienick, KCRA

Public Records Request

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March 16th letter from the Maloofs requesting access to records in the possession of the City of Sacramento for the purposes of inspection and copying.

Outline of Feasability Concerns

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March 20th letter from the Maloofs sent to the City of Sacramento. Please note this preceeded the April 2nd letter from the Maloofs

You know, I'm more hopeful than I am confident right now. I'm hopeful because the city of...

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You know, I'm more hopeful than I am confident right now. I'm hopeful because the city of Sacramento has between last meeting and this, has been responsible for responding on a sponsorship basis, on a ticket basis and on allocating $250 million or so for a new arena. In basically a week — what's today? Wednesday — in a week, our owners will be coming in for meetings next Thursday and next Friday, and we'll be having the Maloofs in to talk with some group of them and we'll see where it's going. Very, very hopeful that it gets on track, because the owners have a respect for the Maloofs. And I think the owners also have an enormous respect for what Sacramento has done over the years in supporting an NBA franchise. And it's always been our first preference — particularly when government agencies or states are helpful — to keep a team where a team is if they're playing in a good facility.

Excerpts from a media interview Wednesday with NBA Commissioner David Stern at EnergySolutions Arena.

In Their Court, by Rex Babin

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In Their Court, by Rex Babin
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Unofficial StR Fantasy Basketball Diary First Half Recap: I Love This Game

For reference sake, here are the current rosters. The following is the list of team owner's StR usernames along with their respective teams. · Wallywagon11 - Kissing Cousins · J.R 50 -...

Burkle did not bid on the Dodgers, but he might still play a part in the future of the team.

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Burkle did not bid on the Dodgers, but he might still play a part in the future of the team. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times

SOPA and Sports Fans: Stop SOPA or there will be no more of this.

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SOPA and Sports Fans: Stop SOPA or there will be no more of this.

The Kings, according to a source, will not be offering Thompson -- no longer starting in Sacramento...

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The Kings, according to a source, will not be offering Thompson -- no longer starting in Sacramento and posting career lows in points and rebounds -- an extension.

David Aldridge, nba.com

Rockets Tribute to Chuck Hayes

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From the game last night.

Paroxysm At Gametime: Dwane Casey Is Building Something

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Interesting read given (a) we are playing the Raptors next and (b) how the coaching change with few personnel changes have so far affected the Raptors defensive play this year.

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Unofficial StR Fantasy Basketball Diary Weeks 1-2: All Your Bots Are Belong to Primo

Does he need Lebron? Durant? CP3? Psh, please. Rubio? Griffin? Yeah right. Funny team name? Fuck it, he rolls Primo style. And Primo don't need no stinking super stars or All-Rookie/Sophomores....

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Laziest Fanpost About Cousins

Back in June of 2010, BearKing (miss the bastard by the way) wrote a fanpost titled A Beautiful Mind. In the fanpost he talked about seeing some Barkely swagger in DMC and made the point that,...

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Unofficial StR Fantasy Basketball Draft 11-12

Okay, I’ll admit it: fantasy basketball is about the most useless thing ever, right along with YouTube basketball mix tape videos. But you know what? I LOVE YOUTUBE BASKETBALL MIXTAPE VIDEOS!!!I...

Entertainment and Sports Complex Update and Parking Monetization

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The Sacramento City Council December 13th, 2011 report. Also might want to read up on the Walker Parking Consultants Report if you haven't already.

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The Unofficial STR Fantasy Basketball League!!!

Love your Kings and want to feel a closer connection to them but can't? On most days, I try to fill that void by doing things like looking at the Clark County Assessor's files on the Palms and...

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