Thursday, June 17, 2010
Pacers Blink But Ann Lathrop Winks As Negotiations Continue
That's where we are now with the whole Pacers/City negotiations. What we're seeing is that "magical" third date with your latest love interest. This is the "back seat negotiations" of our more formative years.
Now keep in mind that ever since the new Lucas Fieldhouse opened with fanfare and the City of Indianapolis went "all the way" Colts' owner Jim Irsay the Simons have wanted to renegotiate an even sweeter deal. The first deal was the heavy petting of the partnership. Now as the heat of expectations rise, both want more, so while the city's mouth is saying no, the eyes are really saying yes.
Of course for the sake of the game we will assume the negotiations really mean what the Indianapolis Star is trying to tell us is that the City is really a "good girl" who doesn't just "give it away" to anyone who asks.
For Bob Grand (BGRN) and Joe Loftus (JLOF) this will turn into brief decline in the their stock, however we know this is just part of the game (and more billable hours to the firm), we will raise Mayor Ballard (GBAL) and Ann Lathrop's (ALTH) stocks for at least providing the appearence of token resistance. And for you readers we suggest that you folks make a run to the drug store for a little protection.
UP: GBAL $100, ALTH $100
DOWN: JLOF $90, BGRN $100