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Thrashers Owner Michael Gearon Jr. Offers Flimsy Denial Of Sale

On 11 Alive news last night, sports reporter Jeff Hullinger got a hold of one of the members of the Atlanta Spirit Group. Part owner Michael Gearon Jr, who has been swell about saying how much he wants to try to keep the Thrashers in Atlanta, gave this bumbling and stumbling interview to Hullinger.

For those video-impaired, the interview offered such highlights as:

“I’m focused on keeping this team here, I wish I had some help.”

“We’re still working hard to find someone to come along and invest with us in Atlanta and we’re not having success right now.”

“It’s a tough one, when we won the division we lost 20 million dollars. It’s not just the performance to succeed, it’s the support in the community.”

Good to see that we’re back to blaming fans so you don’t have to worry about personal responsibility.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.