Yes, the title is a rather awkward play on words that isn't precisely true but I find amusing. Hey, you get what you pay for. (Whatever that means.)
But before I loose Mr. C on y'all I have a correction (and an admission) to make. VFTD incorrectly identified one of the two new-for-WC pro division teams as Seattle Thunder. It is, in fact, Portland Uprising. While not altogether my fault--yes, I was still wrong--enjoy it while you can--I'm still perfect statistically--I could have checked as I had some roster info but that would have been work. And really who cares? No disrespect to the teams or players but Portland? Seattle? What's the big difference? They drink ridiculously expensive coffee, eat soggy croissants and never need sunglasses 'cus it's dark, dreary and rainy all the time. It was an easy mistake to make is all I'm saying.
Mr. C's latest big news comes from the NPPL camp. Where else? That could have an impact on future merger negotiations. (Btw, if the NPPL crowd find this post either irritating or embarrassing feel free to take potshots at the messenger but the facts is the higher ups in the PSP were well aware of this stuff before Mr. C was although the info didn't come from the PSP side. Mr. C is just a lot more diligent than I am in following up. Apparently.) My, I wonder, what that info could be? Trying to drag out the revelation to build suspense doesn't work in print very well, does it? At some point you're just going to skip ahead and ruin all my fun. So I might as well get on with it.
It seems the NPPL board, whoever they are, are divided--nearly evenly--over whether to proceed with the merger talks or not with a narrow majority favoring ongoing talks. That's a new wrinkle, isn't it?