I have to stop submissions to the domain auction at this point. There are already enough contracts out there to bring us to 100 and I am reserving a few slots for some last minute additions.
Will Cowboys.com be on the auction block?
I doubt it this time around but things are fluid and moving quickly. Yesterday's front page Yahoo! story now has some 2700 comments in less than 24 hours. Some of them are brutal. It started here last week on MSNBC.com and then CBS in Dallas. Then it hit DeadSpin.com just before it spins out of control yesterday and 1 week later it is still growing. The whole city of Dallas is buzzing.
In Philly, they talk about the Eagles.com.
The 'Trojans' are now worried. As are other teams that have a 'Gay' outlook. Buccaneers Titans.
All with STRONG opinions attached followed by comments from various groups of folks.
There are now stories that started last week and continue and grow. It will hit TV soon. Mark my words. This is having a life of it's own and it is so STUPID and UNBELIEVABLE in so many respects I don't even know where to start.
I have not commented on this so far but let me write what I did this morning when asked. And let me state, I am talking for myself and not the group.
Corporate America has been behind the curve as well, maybe because they depend on Madison Ave. But then again I always ask why not one CEO or any exec up and down the line at Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Westin, just name your hotel chain and ask why not a single one figured out that if they owned Hotels.com they would have a leg up on the competition. Have first shot over their competition because a domain like hotels.com gets several hundred THOUSAND type ins back as early as 1996. They all FAILED!
When the Dallas Cowboys attorney stated he thought it was $275 and not 275,000 back 5 years ago, after 10 minutes of bidding, few of us believed him. I mean how much is the guy paid an hour?
But when they passed and made it clear that they were the DALLAS Cowboys and not the Cowboys that gave a group of us the permission and power to scoop up this very valuable domain name.
They fumbled the ball in public and it was sure to come back and bite them in the butt. The Yahoo story along with about 5 other stories see clearly the screwup.