Monthly Archives: November 2010

Stafford’s injuries could hurt Lions, too: Ticket sales may take it on the chin

By Bill Shea
Crain’s Detroit Business
Published: November 21, 2010

Second-year quarterback Matthew Stafford literally is the poster boy for the rebuilding Detroit Lions, appearing on billboards and other marketing materials aimed at selling tickets.

Fans, however, may not be interested in buying individual game or season tickets to watch second-stringer Shaun Hill pressed into service at quarterback […]

Assets like Astros’ park, TV network should land deal

By David Barron
The Houston Chronicle
Published: November 20, 2010

Whether it takes six months, a year or longer for Drayton McLane to sell the Astros, the combination of a state-of-the-art ballpark, a new television network and a strong business operation should ensure a successful — and profitable – outcome for McLane and his family, the executive […]

The Astros are for sale, with a big number attached; there are similarities to the Indians

By Joel hammond
Crain’s Cleveland Business
Published: November 19, 2010

Paul Dolan told The Plain Dealer this week he and his father weren’t looking to sell the team. But I couldn’t help but wonder how closely the Indians would listen if someone offered a big sum.

That wondering increased this morning, when news of the Houston Astros getting […]