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    New Panthers Ownership

    A sports trust, that includes baseball Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron, is reportedly buying the NHLís Florida Panthers for $240 million, according to Reuters.

    Sports Properties Acquisition Corp. (Amex: HMR-U), or SPAC, a venture that boasts Aaron as a board member, has reportedly agreed to buy the Panthers; its arena, the BankAtlantic Center; the arenaís management firm and land, an unnamed source familiar with the deal told Reuters Tuesday.

    A call to a representative of Aaronís was not immediately returned.

    By league rules, the deal must be approved by 75 percent of the NHL's 30 teams.

    Published reports last August linked SPAC to a bid to buy the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball club. The Toronto Star reported the group also has been linked to a bid to purchase the NHLís Phoenix Coyotes, a team that is currently involved in bankruptcy litigation and is up for sale.

    SPACís board includes Fred Malek, a Chicago native who is the founder and chairman of Thayer Capital Partners; Tony Tavares, a former baseball executive with the Nationals; their predecessor, the Montreal Expos; and the then-California Angels; and former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, a one-time minor league baseball player.

    Asked about the perceived lean toward buying a baseball team by Atlanta Business Chronicle in January 2008, SPAC Vice Chairman Andrew Murstein, said SPAC would be ďvery open-minded to any of the sports.Ē

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    Hank Aaron owns us, wow

    This week is awesome!

    No Jacques and now no Alan Cohen!!!!!!!
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    How luck could we get.



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    We could make the playoffs...
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    This is huge. I can see this being very very benifical in builing an actual playoff team. Hopefully this doesn't somehow fall through...
    One day, I will own a new NFL team, and to it I will sign:

    QB: Michael Vick, RB: Ricky Williams, RB: Lendale White, WR: Terrel Owens, WR: Chad Johnson, WR: Plaxico Burress, WR: Chris Henry, TE: Jeremy Shockey, LB Ray Lewis, CB Deangelo Hall, CB Pacman Jones, DT Tank Johnson, and fill the holes with Bengles and Raiders.

    Noone will #$@! with us, or we'll send our new offensive cooridnator Rae Carruth their way...

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    Why don't you want it to fall through?
    Props to pheagles 10 and phins1983


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