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2021-01-20 5:54:00 AM  
It's probably time to sell when your players openly despise you and support your opponent during your Senate run
 
2021-01-20 7:15:19 AM  
....and the 8 fans the team have are holding their breath here.
 
2021-01-20 8:10:02 AM  
The best laid plans...

The plan was to buy this team to position herself as a strong businesswoman who was supportive of women's athletics and a pillar of the Atlanta community.  She wrote big checks to Kemp and he, in turn, gave her the Senate seat that was supposed to help him with suburban women.

Then, Trump came along and Kelly had to go full redneck to fend off Collins and then to energize the base.  Suddenly, she's spending her weekends out in Calhoun and Valdosta walking around in a camo American flag hat and pretending that she shares the resentments of her audience.  Now, she's no good to anybody.  She lost, so she's no good to Republicans.  She failed to stand up for Trump, so she's no good to Valdostans and Calhounians.  She was a toady for Trump, so she's no good to anyone in her city outside of a small circle of old Buckhead people.  I guess she can always go to Johns Creek and be the biggest thing there.
 
2021-01-20 9:20:11 AM  
Is she really gonna be that upset about this?  Unless she needs the tax write-off.

/and I hate bringing politics into the sports tab, but she's an awful person who profiteered off of COVID, in case people have forgotten.
 
2021-01-20 9:30:34 AM  

FLMountainMan: Is she really gonna be that upset about this?  Unless she needs the tax write-off.

/and I hate bringing politics into the sports tab, but she's an awful person who profiteered off of COVID, in case people have forgotten.


I think she's probably upset that she lost her brand.  She was supposed to stand for a certain type of person:  a respected business woman who supported women's sports (a generally respected thing) and a respected member of the community of business people and philanthropists.  The team allowed her two virtuous titles at charity events - wife and partner of one of Atlanta's wealthiest men and a leader in her own right as owner of the team.  She bought respectability and she lost it.  I have no doubt she's asking herself how things got so out of hand.
 
2021-01-20 10:06:18 AM  
Well, bye.
 
2021-01-20 10:23:19 AM  
I doubt that she ever expected much of a profit from owning a WNBA team.  It was almost certainly for social standing or interest in sports.
 
2021-01-20 10:24:29 AM  
Rapmaster2000:

You may be able to buy respectability, but people know you bought it thus it's harder to keep than earned respect.
 
2021-01-20 10:42:28 AM  

Rapmaster2000: FLMountainMan: Is she really gonna be that upset about this?  Unless she needs the tax write-off.

/and I hate bringing politics into the sports tab, but she's an awful person who profiteered off of COVID, in case people have forgotten.

I think she's probably upset that she lost her brand.  She was supposed to stand for a certain type of person:  a respected business woman who supported women's sports (a generally respected thing) and a respected member of the community of business people and philanthropists.  The team allowed her two virtuous titles at charity events - wife and partner of one of Atlanta's wealthiest men and a leader in her own right as owner of the team.  She bought respectability and she lost it.  I have no doubt she's asking herself how things got so out of hand.


I was trying to figure out what a conservative woman was doing owning a team in a progressive league like the wnba.  I knew it couldn't have been for the money.  Thanks for the explanation.
 
2021-01-20 10:47:23 AM  

Rapmaster2000: The best laid plans...

The plan was to buy this team to position herself as a strong businesswoman who was supportive of women's athletics and a pillar of the Atlanta community.  She wrote big checks to Kemp and he, in turn, gave her the Senate seat that was supposed to help him with suburban women.

Then, Trump came along and Kelly had to go full redneck to fend off Collins and then to energize the base.  Suddenly, she's spending her weekends out in Calhoun and Valdosta walking around in a camo American flag hat and pretending that she shares the resentments of her audience.  Now, she's no good to anybody.  She lost, so she's no good to Republicans.  She failed to stand up for Trump, so she's no good to Valdostans and Calhounians.  She was a toady for Trump, so she's no good to anyone in her city outside of a small circle of old Buckhead people.  I guess she can always go to Johns Creek and be the biggest thing there.


That's been the problem with the Republican Party in GA - over the past decade, they've tried to outredneck each other in primaries to increase their % in Habersham and Rabun County from 86% to 87%, while losing 5% in Gwinnett and Cobb - the much more populous metro ATL counties.

Gabe Sterling hinted at that in an interview: GA was red for so long not because of the rubes in the mountains, but because of the pro business suburbanites in metro Atlanta - Cobb, Gwinnett, and north Fulton were the "country club" type R's that voted R because they wanted lower taxes and subsidies for their businesses.
 
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