Man, this really is the day for terribly-sourced-and-padded-out articles on stadium/arena issues, isn’t it? (I know, I know, that’s every day.) Let’s check in with Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic, who has big news about the Arizona Coyotes‘ arena plans:
The likelihood of the Coyotes ending up in Tempe is increasing each day and the organization is hopeful a deal with Arizona State could happen by the end of the season.
Oh yeah? Do tell.
This is as optimistic as I’ve seen the parties involved in some time.
Um, you are going to actually have some source for this assertion, right, Paola? Paola? Sigh.
Boivin does note that a deal with ASU wouldn’t require a referendum, which is interesting if true especially if it means she has some details on how this supposed arena would be paid for, but again, no details forthcoming. It’s almost like she’s just rehashing this month-old ESPN story, in an attempt to give it some momentum when there’s no real news to report, or at least none that can be confirmed by anyone on or off the record. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Sports columnist is the easiest gig in the world, even if you’re not Rick Reilly.