June 27, 2002

Well, we missed our chance.: For only $4300 each, the 534 members of SportsFilter could have owned a professional hockey team.  kooptroopl2 bought Anchorage Aces today using eBay's Buy It Now feature, days before the auction was scheduled to end.  Too bad too, I was really hoping to hear your ideas on what kind of new names we could have given the team.  The "Bashing Bloggers" maybe?  Here's the Anchorage Daily News article.

posted by danostuporstar to hockey at 08:30 PM - 7 comments

Well, you can always see what's new with the Buffalo Sabres. According to reports in our town this evening, Billionare Paul Allen has made a cash offer that essentally kicks even more sand in the face of Buffalo sports fans.

posted by Punkrockrat at 10:55 PM on June 27, 2002

Hmm.....$2.3 mil from a guy with no background on eBay. I wonder if that money will ever get paid?

posted by bcb2k2 at 08:11 AM on June 28, 2002

I've always wanted to name a hockey team the "New Jersey Smell". Someday...

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:11 AM on June 28, 2002

Does that mean the Sabres will leave Buffalo? That would be a shame.

posted by insomnyuk at 12:15 PM on June 28, 2002

bcb2k2: In order to use "buy it now," you have to fork over the payment immediately.

posted by rcade at 01:03 PM on June 28, 2002

Hey! Hold the phones! It's back up! According to ESPN: "the high bidder -- who said he was a college student -- emailed Cusack to apologize and said he didn't mean to place the bid. So the team remains up for sale."

posted by Punkrockrat at 06:30 PM on June 28, 2002

Hehe. Tire kicker.

posted by ShinyKnows at 11:48 AM on June 29, 2002

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