“Let me ask you this,” (Sly) James said. “Which would you rather have, the Pittsburgh Penguins or the Phoenix Coyotes? Who do you think would make more money for the city in the long run?”Perhaps the team that wins. But, if either moves to Kansas City, it's almost a guarantee they will both lose.
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Also, this article exists, but isn't worth debating. It's basically every baseless, basic argument put into one editorial. HOT TAKES like "there aren’t enough pro basketball or hockey fans in this city to support a team even if we got one" obviously lack objectivity and research, and more importantly turn the discussion away from whether or not the P&L District and the city lose money because the Sprint Center doesn't have an anchor tenant (i.e. 40+ guaranteed events for X amount of years).
And they say print journalism is dying.
(To Yael's credit, this editorial doesn't appear to have the same amount of research and thought as many of his others. Perhaps the Star just wanted a familiar voice to chime in on the issue. Not sure why that would be the case, nor what this article was attempting to prove.)