SO THIS IS WHAT THEY MEAN BY FREE PUBLICITY

SO THIS IS WHAT THEY MEAN BY FREE PUBLICITY

April 22, 2001
Next season the team will almost certainly play in Memphis, where Federal Express will reportedly pay $125 million to call the club the Express, to festoon the players in FedEx colors (orange and blue) and to retain naming rights to a $250 million arena financed largely by taxpayers, who would have no say in the matter. Now that s basketball. -- Steve Rushin in his Sports Illustrated column which argues that the Vancouver Grizzly fans deserved better than they got from the NBA.

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