A few sports ownership deals we'd like to see
This is an article from the Aug. 26, 2013 issue
Aging rockers KISS last week announced they will be buying an Arena Football League team that will be based in Anaheim. In that spirit, allow us to suggest that these bands get in on the act and make the following purchases.
The owners would blend in nicely with their fan base.
MAROON 5Cleveland Cavaliers
To paraphrase Pulp Fiction's Mia Wallace, the Cavs wear maroon and there are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of them.
CHEAP TRICKPhiladelphia Flyers
The Broad Street Bullies have ranked first or second in penalty minutes in four of the last five seasons.
ONE DIRECTIONCleveland Browns
The team has been traveling in one direction—down—for years.
THE WHONashville Predators
Seriously, who are they?
Neither Second City institution has done anything meaningful in decades.
PRINCENew England Revolution
Kind of goes without saying.
POP CULTURE GRID...
|What athletes are thinking||Go-to karaoke song||Dish that'd make me a winner on Top Chef||Chore I refuse to do||First thing I do in the morning||Our locker room smelled like ...||I miss my ...|
|Brandi ChastainDefender||Never done karaoke||Braised short ribs||Dusting||Pee, then eat breakfast||Roses||Parents|
|Julie FoudyMidfielder||"Summer Nights"||Lucky Charms||Ironing||Chug a gallon of coffee||Grass||Ability to go from 0 to 80 in .5 of a second|
|Mia HammForward||"Rocky Top"||Roasted chicken||Cleaning the toilet||Get my son his milk||Wet grass||20/20 vision|
+ The three U.S. soccer pioneers agreed that Foudy, who answered by breaking into song, had the best pipes. "I'll do the duet on my own," she said of the Grease hit. As for Hamm's love of "Rocky Top," she says, "I don't know why. I'm not from Tennessee."
+ Her "secret": "It's all in the milk. One percent. I'm very discerning."
+ "One percent for him."
They Said It
"If you have ice with Coke, you can have indigestion."
Paolo Di CanioManager of Premier League team Sunderland, explaining why he banned his players from drinking soda on the rocks—not to mention mayonnaise, ketchup, cellphones and singing in the shower. (He also announced his daughter was banned from eating cheeseburgers.)
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