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Bid for referendum on Coyotes lease deal comes up short

Dec 28, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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Some citizens of Glendale, Arizona are feeling a bit more empty tonight.

Melissa Leu of the Arizona Republic reports a bid to get a referendum on the city’s $300 million lease agreement for the team fell short on the number of signatures needed to put it to a vote.

A group calling themselves “Back To Sanity” failed to get the 6,900 votes needed to put the lease agreement to a vote. In an odd twist of fate, one of the group’s founders, Ken Jones, cited a lack of money needed to pay professionals to go out and help gather signatures.

“As soon as we learned that money wasn’t going to be available to us, we realized our chances were going to be pretty slim,” said Jones, who estimated needing $16,000 to pay professional signature gatherers. “But we didn’t quit trying until the last day.”

With the possibility of a referendum out of the way, the only thing getting in the way of the team staying put for good is prospective owner Greg Jamison not completing the purchase of the team. According to the lease agreement, he has until January 31 to do just that.

  1. blomfeld - Dec 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    What does “Bid “fo” mean” ?

    Now while I admit that I’m not exactly hip to the latest computer lingo, what exactly does that statement mean ? I do know that “mo-fo” is a bad word that’s used in certain circles. So is this headline coded to say something like … “the bid to “F” the Coyotes lease deal comes up short”?

    ps: I believe that Jamison is nothing more than a smoke screen, designed to carry things over until the CBA business is finalized, after which the immediate sale and relocation of the team will be announced …

  2. fortwaynekomets - Dec 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    please get rid of the Coyotes. send the team to Quebec. Canada needs more teams anyways. and Seattle might be a good market but sounds odd for hockey. they are also looking at putting a team in either Kansas City or Las Vegas which I think is dumb too.

  3. ron05342 - Dec 28, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    “Can Greg Jamison would just buy the team already?”

    No, he cannot do so, because he obviously doesn’t have enough money from investors to do so.

    This has been clear for 28 days now. Where are your investors, Jamie?

    • blomfeld - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:17 AM

      It’s nothing but a smokescreen Ron … the team will be moved “asap” after this CBA charade is concluded … and you can take that to the bank! :)

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      • sportsfan69 - Dec 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM


        We must be related, the original Hawaii Five-O is the best. That when we had real Cop shows on television. The opening song is awesome. You been awarded the Iron Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds. Herr Blomfled and Hans Ulrich Rudel are the only two recipients to received this highest honor. It’s for your dedication to the PHT website, along with your heroic sorties over the Russian front.

      • sportsfan69 - Dec 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM


        You’ve probably noticed the footage from the Crete campaign. One of the most successful aerial campaigns in the entire war. The only set back, there was over 10,000 causalities.

      • blomfeld - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:47 PM

        Vielen Dank Herr Sportsfan !
        Words cannot express the honor and gratitude that I’m feeling right now! :)
        This is amazing though, as we should start a history club or something eh?

        My friend, I’m only too familiar with the story of Han Ulrich Rudel, as I read his book many years ago. Without a doubt, the greatest, most noble and most highly decorated warrior of any side during the war. Flying throughout in variants of the JU-87 Stuka dive-bomber, Rudel destroyed over 500 Russian tanks (509), thousands of vehicles and artillery guns … he even sank a battleship! (Leningrad Harbor ’41). The Russians had a price on his head, but fortunately he was captured by the Americans in ’45. I’ll always remember the story when he died (circa ’81) and how the West German air force flew a controversial “missing man” formation over the funeral procession in honor of him. In his book, he details the terrible “conflict” which he felt towards the end of the war, as he knew Hitler was a lunatic and yet he had to continue fighting for his country and people regardless.

      • blomfeld - Dec 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

        Hi again Sportsfan …
        Yes indeed, the Condor Legion was way ahead of it’s time during it’s glory days of 39-41. Famous units like the American 101st “Screaming Eagles” would come later, but during the early stages of the war there was nothing comparable to the Condor Legion. They were badly mauled during the Crete campaign and despite achieving victory, they were subsequently disbanded as a fighting unit due to the heavy losses. All airborne forces are “tough” no doubt, such as the US 82nd Airborne or the British “Paras”. But the Condor Legion may have been the toughest of them all.

        ps: you’re right about the original Five-O, as that was positively my favorite TV show of all time! … it’s so funny when you look at it now … a bunch of guys in suits running around nabbing bad guys there in paradise (LOL) … but they were “cool” man and they were the best! :)

      • sportsfan69 - Dec 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

        Hey Blomfeld,

        Möchten Sie unsere private E-Mail-Adressen auszutauschen, um eine Geschichte Club zu schaffen? Yes, you’re correct in regards to the Condor Legion, some of the soldiers were later deployed to the Italian Campaign.

      • blomfeld - Dec 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM

        Hallo Sportsfan. Ja, das würde Spaß machen. Aber wie tauscht man private E-Mail-Adressen aus, ohne Sicherheit in Verlegenheit zu bringen?

      • sportsfan69 - Dec 30, 2012 at 11:20 AM

        Ja, bitte den Olympischen Talk. Unter dem Erdbeben Artikel in Bezug auf die Souchi Einrichtungen wird doppelt geprüft. Ich werde meine Informationen unter Kommentarfeld verlassen. Dann sind wir gut zu gehen. Haben Sie einen schönen Tag.

  4. mp1131211 - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    Stop spamming here

  5. spochiefsfan - Dec 29, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Seattle would be a great idea. I think a ton of Nucks fans who can’t get into games due to capacity will make the trip. Maybe even several season ticket owners…?

  6. fortwaynekomets - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM


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