Thursday, July 22, 2010

Reflecting in Jail

By Eloquence

Maybe the only person doing more reflecting lately than Frank from The Bachelorette, is William "Boots" Del Biaggio III.

Currently serving an eight year prison sentence handed down last year for many counts of fraud, the AP reported last night that Del Biaggio's $25 million stake in the Nashville Predators has been sold for $15.2 million.

What a turn of events for this guy. He went from nearly buying the Penguins in "2005 BC" (Before Crosby), to then nearly* luring the team to a brand new arena, The Spring Center, in Kansas City, and then he finally gets a team but ends up in jail and bankrupt.

(*Let's be real, Mario used this guy as a PR prop to get a new arena in the 'Burgh. Del Biaggio lies and cheats and is still eight steps behind 66).

Very fortunate that the Pens stayed out of any deals with this guy. Plus, Mario doesn't need an owner who has to forge papers to get loans for a mere $110 million. It's much easier just to ask Ron Burkle to take out his wallet.

Speaking of lottery draft, be on the lookout for a variety of blog posts starting July 30 to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of Crosby era.

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