Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Newman's Take on the Merger

Quoted from USA today: Paul Newman

"Listen, I'm just like Fox News. I'm fair and balanced," he says, playfully mocking Rupert Murdoch's cable network. "But for this merger to occur, Tony must first think about what is fair and realistic. He can't load the gun, point it at us and expect us to make a deal. I know what the offer was, and it was neither fair, nor balanced."

I hate to say I told you so but here we go again.

If the "nobody can lose" filter doesn't get turned off there will be no merger!


Blogger Checkpoint10 said...

George and Kalkhoven are multi-millionaires who can afford to "lose" something in a deal to create one series. Any discussion of short-term losses for anyone is ignoring the long-term result that everyone will come out as a winner, including sponsors, promoters, fans, and the mass media. It's time to stop thinking like businessmen and get the merger happening.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A merger cannot surmount the threshold of TG's ego plus the interests of his handlers, the France family. What? You thought he was smart enough to come up with the concept of "divide and conquer" to wreck American open-wheel racing independently? Please!!

12:41 PM  

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