Friday, October 27, 2006

 

"..various photos, jerseys, and other mementos.."

Friday Depressing Link: McCarty to auction Stanley Cup rings

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I can't help but be simulatenously sad and baffled. Regardless of circumstances, it always really strikes me when people who make that much still manage to dig themselves into massive holes of debt.
 


Why doesn't he just sell his three replica Stanley Cups to the city of Calgary? That'll almost catch you up.
 


Ahhhh, Cosh. Always the one to see the rainbow through the clouds.
 


Where the hell was his agent and the NHLPA in all this? $6.2 million in debt? I know he's a grown man who made his bed, but that is just crazy. The loss of the rings must be killer.
 


Nice new photo, Mr. Grabia. You Oilers jacknut.

Better see some good photos from this weekend, Edmontonios. I'll be indoors in Toronto writing spec scripts for my new phantasy career.

The book on Covered in Oil's Pleasure motors: pretty good in net; weak puckhandling skills.
 


You'd think the bankruptcy court would let him keep at least one of the rings? Maybe some rich teammate (Iggy) can bid on the rings for him.
 


When the court came after O.J. Simpson's stuff after the Goldman civil judgment, O.J. was allowed to keep a few cheaper items of memorabilia like personal uniforms and equipment--but they were very careful to go after his Heisman. It seems like anything with both high intrinsic AND resale value is just that much more likely to be confiscated even if it was earned as an award. Even leaving that aside, McCarty could also have intentionally bargained away the rings during the settlement process in exchange for a boost in his personal allowance or the right to keep some other piece of property.
 


McCarty could also have intentionally bargained away the rings during the settlement process in exchange for a boost in his personal allowance or the right to keep some other piece of property.

This just depresses the shit out of me, but then its not my dilemna or decision. I guess there are various championship rings floating around out there but if you had one, and recieved it from some kind of a 'clearance sale' wouldn't you always feel like a little bit of a fraud?
 


Sure, but you could say the same about a home-run ball or a game-worn jersey.
 


doesnt the tale go that he was paying more per month in alimony than he was making? so then compounding living expenses on top of that, he went broke really fast? i was living in calgary last spring (sick) and that was the story i was told as though it were truth. apparently he took a pay cut with the flames within the last couple of seasons, and his alimony was based on a far higher salary, assumedly from the detroit days. so yeah, that's just what i've heard.
-k
 

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