Cuban Strikes Back
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Not able to beat the Nugs on the floor, in the press, or among the families of the players, Mark Cuban/Donnie Nelson struck back at the good citizens of Colorado. He bought the local minor league basketball team and will move them to the Dallas burbs.
Colorado is weeping.
While the Colorado 14ers were quite compeitive on the floor, bringing home this year's D-League championship, their attendance and interest was below the level of David Copperfield's Twitter account.
As a fan who lived within five minutes of their arena, loves basketball, and follows the Nugget's charges assigned to the team (Sonny Weems) I went to exactly two 14ers games in three years. Both times the tickets were free. One time was when Tony Romo fumbled the extra point in the playoffs and I spent the entire game watching that.
Lasting impression of the festivities? No defense is played; hell, they let me score from the 4th row. The term minor league applies only to the product; the concession prices are on the same level as the Pepsi Center. To boot, you pay for parking. Paying for parking for a arena situated in acres of acres of what was farm land just five years ago. There's no quait minor league promotions. No beer quarter, no $1 hot dogs, no milk the goat contest, no lap dances with the cheer squad.
Their involvement in the community was limited to giving the local watering holes some 14er schwag and the head coach beating me in the local community 5K race
Now word comes their hockey co-occupants in the building will suspend operations for one year. Rage. No, that doesn't make me angry, that was their name, The Rage.
Good luck with your new play toy, Cuban. As much as we might have hated on your act during this year's playoffs, you and your organization can actually do pretty well running the minor league franchise. Will you rename it the Texas 14ers? What is a 14er in Texas? Most common size of a snakeskin boot? Start booking those always fresh lasso displays and $1 Lone Star beer nights.
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