Here's Williams' entire report:
The other news media outlets are steadfastly ignoring this ethical mud puddle, likely because it doesn't enhance their access to the team and matches. And the team demands sweet PR in print circulation.
Williams pointed out on Twitter that SouthComm/Nashville Post reporter J.R. Lind, who is a constant stream of Predators information layered with barbs at other teams, merely repeated what the Preds PR people sent him rather than going for the documents. In fact, the Nashville Post got contract information wrong.
Of course, reporter Lind has been a promotional machine for the local hockey club. While he is keeping mum on Williams' report, we can judge him by his previous
|No bid contracts! Less money for Nashville! Stand with us!|
You would think that all of the hard-core supporters of pro sports in Nashville--who stacked up argument after argument that having these teams would maximize cash flow into Metro coffers and provide so many jobs--would be backing reporters like Williams and cajoling other journos to do more digging themselves to squeeze every cent we can out of these contracts. But don't hold your breath. There is nothing but silence on that end, which makes their arguments about financial boon all the less credible. They just want the team. They just want the NHL experience. They don't care how much it may cost us.
Maybe a few journos don't care either.