Friday, February 7, 2014

Royal: Rockets not just a victim

The Houston Press' John Royal has a good breakdown of the briefings and filings from the last round of court battles over CSN Houston. You should immediately go read the whole thing, but basically what we find is that the Rockets aren't just the damsel in distress/hooker with the heart of gold in this sordid tale.

Throughout this process the Houston Rockets have generally been seen as the innocent party, working hard to make deals happen only to have them vetoed by the greedy Astros...The Astros also stated that when Comcast began considering the bankruptcy, it asked the Rockets to be the lead creditor. The Rockets would do so only if paid $500 million by Comcast, which Comcast would not do.

There is a lot skipped over by our ellipses, so be sure to read Royal's breakdown. Basically you'll find that everybody has been stupid at some point over the last two years.  

2 comments:

essayer said...

I am not sure i understand why rockets are a bad guy for refusing to loan money or finance paying the astros? Astros refused the directv deal and they were in the middle of a very sucky season and at some point rockets had to feel like paying money to astros out of their pocket was a bad deal. I know i would have. As a fan, i also felt astros didnt have a sense of urgency, so maybe feeling greater pain was what was needed....If the end goal is to get tv carriage in as many homes as possible, maybe what transpired is probably the best way. Anyway, i would say it seems good for us fan, because alternative didnt have a light at the end of the tunnel.

Imasalmon said...

They are a bad guy for it because they had previously agreed to the cash call. If you reneg on a business deal, knowing full well that the consequences of doing so could result in exactly what has happened since, you are a pretty shitty entity.