ESPN’s Pat Forde ponders the possibility that Miami could get the death penalty:
It’s a more complicated penalty to assess nowadays. A complete program shutdown would adversely affect high-dollar conference television packages and impact revenue streams at multiple athletic departments. A conference commissioner would certainly object and potentially try to influence those charged with making such a decision. Legal challenges would be a distinct possibility. Public outcry would be louder than ever. Scheduling would be thrown into turmoil.
Said conference commissioner would be the ACC’s John Swofford, who — far as I can tell—- has not issued a statement.
If bounties for injuring opposing players doesn’t warrant the death penalty, then I don’t know what does.Read full article » No Comments »
While the Greensboro City Council has awarded Honda Aircraft incentives —-and I suspect Guilford County Commissioners will do the same —— incentives from Piedmont Triad International Airport are proving problematic, reports (unposted) the N&R:
Topping the list of hurdles would be the $8.1 million needed for infrastructure improvements at the airport.
“As far as the community challenges, this is the biggest obstacle we face,” Dan Lynch, president of the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance, said Wednesday. “There are a lot of people working to land this project.”
……Lynch said he has sought help from the state Department of Transportation’s division of aviation and the state Department of Commerce, in addition to the incentive requests to the city and the county.
Seems to me incentives from PTI would not be tied to jobs and would be a total freebie. Interesting that as we read this, the High Point Enterprise reports what we’ve known for some time now —– employment at the FedEx hub is stuck in neutral.Read full article » No Comments »