Thursday, September 29, 2011

Razor's New Blog

It's sparsely updated for now, but I have a new blog going over at Jurisbrewdence. It is my personal ramblings about my interests, namely politics, the law, beer, whiskey, hockey, and college football.

Come on over if you want. Today's post is a primer for the next two weeks of beer festivals and celebrations around the Atlanta area.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Atlanta Spirit Settles Lawsuit

If you'll recall, the Atlanta Spirit Group filed suit against their former attorneys at super-firm King and Spalding alleging legal malpractice. The crux of the issue was that the language built into the contract to form the ASG and subsequently purchase the Atlanta Thrashers and Hawks was faulty in that it didn't allow for easy departure of one member of the group. The departure of Steve Belkin then lead to ambiguities over how and even whether the ASG could legally sell either one of the teams.

As was almost inevitable in a case involving this much money and the reputation of one of the biggest law firms in the country, the parties have decided to settle their dispute out of court.

The article doesn't detail the settlement, but does say that the ASG had been seeking over $130 million in damages and over $14.5 million in attorney's fees.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Entirety of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Killed in Plane Crash


A passenger plane carrying a Russian ice hockey team to a season-opening match crashed after takeoff from a provincial airport on Wednesday, leaving 43 people feared dead.

Among those 43 was former NHL defenseman and Thrashers assistant coach Brad McCrimmon. Played with multiple teams, won the Cup with an impossibly talented and star-studded Calgary Flames team in 1989, wound up coaching the Thrashers and the Red Wings.

Other formers NHLers included the truly excellent Pavol Demitra and the truly solid Ruslan Salei, but we have to admit we're not comfortable with parochial and sectarian "people we're familiar with who've died" reactions to far-reaching tragedies. This is a horror and a misery for everyone involved. That should be a boring and obvious statement.

I'm sure most of us have wondered about this sort of thing from time to time (I know I have), thought about the possibility of an entire sports team being wiped out in one plane crash, etc. And sadly this incident isn't without precedent.

Anyway, my words are pretty worthless in this context. Life is tragic, which is why we have things like this and this.

UPDATE: Solid report and summary of events from the NY Times.

[cross-posted at Skid Bream]

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2011-12 Hockey Fantasia

The Blueland Chronicle isn't quite dead yet, no sir, not before we publish the final installment of Ten Gallon Dick. That won't happen for a little while, but in the meantime, what the hell, why not do another fantasy league?

You know the drill.

1) Go here.

2) Search for "Blueland Chronicle League."

3) Join that bitch. League ID: 23708. Password: hellowookies.

The draft is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday September 13th, at 8:00 pm. But you people know I'm flexible, so it can be Moved.