Do you all remember the discussion we had over the word “we” and what Dean Lombardi meant when he stated the following?
“I think it’s fair to say that in the last conversation, we set the parameters, as to where we feel his contract should be. We talked about a number of scenarios, and I guess now it’s their move. They never really responded.” [Emphasis added]
Recall that quote came from Rich Hammond on August 10.
Surly did a fun write-up about this “we” issue thereafter. The link is in the preceding sentence.
After much reflection, I think we are wrong. We read it again and again and then, in hindsight, looked at the events that occurred thereafter (the offers, the tweaking of them, the time that has passed) and “we” more likely than not means he & the Kings in the context the words were spoken and not he and Doughty’s people. For the same reason, I think we were wrong about the deal in principle issue as well. If they had one, it wouldn’t have taken this long. I felt compelled to post this since there was much discussion about it. I will take my requisite Neo / Mr. Anderson position now…fire away…
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