"The Sports Authority Inc. plans to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as Tuesday evening and shut down in the coming weeks if the struggling retailer can’t find a buyer for its business, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which operates about 450 stores, has agreed to take up to $595 million in bankruptcy financing from senior lenders including Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., J.P...." WSJ But Not The Full Article Because I don't Have a Subscription
Sports Authority may soon be filing for bankruptcy and shutting down, unless either they or the rest of the article I am unable to read has some solution. If they do shut down, which it seems they probably will, it will be a tremendous loss for the field of Sports. Maybe even a loss so great that Sports will never recover. If it were Foot Locker, Dick's, Dunham's, Academy Sports, City Sports, MC Sports, or any other chain going under, I would say Sports as we know it would be OK. However, Sports Authority is no regular sports store. It is the Authority in Sports. That's like the Roger Goodell for Adam Silver and Bud Selig, who I just learned is apparently no longer the MLB commissioner. The point is Sports Authority is the Authority in Sports telling us all to "get out and play," the only Authority in Sports telling--no, allowing us to do so. Without Authority, Sports will be just like the old Wild West, filled with hooligans and whores. Hooligans and whores.
Sports Authority going under will also of course mean Sports Authority Field at Mile High will shut down, meaning the Denver Broncos will all be free to roam about what used to be Sports but now is the Wild West. Just like real Broncos would do. That means in the vacuum of what used to be Sports we'll just have a bunch of hooligans and whores riding around on wild horses. Although Clint Eastwood could obviously stop that, there's just not enough of him to stop all of it, all of those hooligans and all of those whores. So hopefully someone will buy out Sports Authority and return Authority to Sports, otherwise how ever will we be able to live without the chain. We won't be able to, considering these far-reaching consequences. Only the hooligans and the whores will be able to manage without it. Hooligans and whores.