What were they thinking?
After the details of Al Michaels trade from ABC to NBC for a cartoon Character were released--the details of how DMBC acquired Kevin Bussey from FBTC in Mobile, AL are trickling out. In a stunning turn of events Chris Berman of ESPN quotes a credible source indicating that DMBC had to trade the world's largest pig "GUS" to obtain the rights to Bussey. Gus was to be used at the church's annual pig pickin' next month. According to the source, DMBC gave Gus, a bottle of Eastern NC barbeque sauce, 50 pounds of smoked bacon and a swine to be named later in order to obtain the rights to Bussey. FBTC was trying to get under the "Salary Cap" and now has "cap room" to make moves in "free agency." Chris Mortenson of ESPN reports that FBTC also wanted "Sluggo" the flying pig but DMBC refused to budge without the addition of Neil Elmore and Joe Kennedy whom FBTC was unwilling to part with. John Clayton of ESPN feels that DMBC can now be a credible player with the addition of Bussey. It remains to be seen who got the better deal.
posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/10/2006 11:23:00 PM