Thursday, March 28, 2013

A subtlety I didn't catch

In their quest to put the proposed changes to the law to a vote, the Dolphins are using a non-binding referendum. And the county, therefore, is attempting to change the classification (since no political office is at stake, and there is no bond) which would mean that they only need a 30 day window to notify voters.

That would mean they have until April 14th to establish a date for a vote on May 14. It still would take a lot of effort to get it done in that time, and there's some debating whether this is a correct interpretation of the law, but it could happen.

So there could still be a vote in May. If they can figure out what the heck they need to ask the voting public...

New logo

I don't like the new logo. But, for some strange reason I was immediately reminded of the Boston Breakers USFL logo from 30 years ago.

I know, most people won't see it. And really, the only relationship is that they are supposed to evoke the movement of the ocean in a way. But there was just something familiar about it. Kinda. Sorta. To me, anyway.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Follow the money!!

The dolphins announced that they are willing to make concessions and repay the money for stadium renovations.

But read the fine print. It's most of the money. And it's in 30 years from now.

I'm not going to sit here and speculate on the reasons mr Ross is making this "generous" offer, but one has to assume that (a) it directly benefits him in some way (like perhaps there's a tax advantage) and (b) it increases the value of the team in the time *he* owns it - it's not possible for him to own the team for 30 years, and he can recoup the amount from the new owner.

So look at the financial arrangement and decide for yourself.