Share Share Tweet 19 Views no discussions The Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC) is currently in discussion with the Guadeloupe based Center of Resources, Expertise and Sports Performance (CRESP) which may result in the two forming a partnership. DOC President Billy Doctrove said he held discussions with a CRESP representative on Tuesday 5 June 2018 and a follow up meeting is scheduled for 11 July 2018. “If our negotiations are successful, this partnership could open up completely new horizons and avenues for sports opportunities for our athletes and coaches,” he said. Doctrove added that the DOC remains “very, very hopeful” as CRESP is an institution that “creates that kind of atmosphere and promotes proper facilities for sports”. LocalNewsSports DOC-CRESP partnership in the works by: Dominica Vibes News – June 11, 2018 Sharing is caring! Share
Regarding the report that Peyton Manning is interested in buying the Titans:Hey, it works for me. What this franchise needs is an owner/quarterback, somebody that can write the checks and throw check-down passes.There’s just one little problem: It’s all wishful thinking. It’s just not happening.Just because a story is shared and retweeted doesn’t make it true. But I’m sure CBSSports.com, which launched the half-baked report, appreciates all the web traffic.This is what happens when you add two plus two and come up with 222. For one thing, the Titans are not for sale. For another, Manning is still playing football and probably has another season or two in him.And then there’s that little detail of financing. As much money as Manning has made throwing passes and pitching products, he doesn’t have an extra $2 billion or so lying around. Based on what the Buffalo Bills sold for ($1.4 billion), that figures to be the asking price for just about any NFL franchise moving forward.Granted, Manning could attract one or more heavy hitters to bankroll such a transaction. But the suggestion that Jimmy Haslam could be involved is silly. Haslam owns the Cleveland Browns. The NFL doesn’t allow owners to double-dip.The Manning-Haslam link is a stretch. Yes, Manning knows the Haslam family from his college days at Tennessee and his continuing involvement with UT. Other than that, I hear he fills up at Pilot every chance he gets. That’s about it.A little history: The Haslam family coveted the Titans and wanted to buy the franchise, but was informed that Bud Adams had a succession plan in place to keep the team in his family. With the Titans unavailable, Haslam bought the Browns.Since Bud’s death, Tommy Smith has run the Titans as president and CEO. So much for a fresh start. The malaise that had settled in during Bud’s final years has grown even worse. The Titans are 5-15 since he died.I’m starting to think only two things can fix this franchise – an exorcist and new ownership, not necessarily in that order. It looks like a rudderless ship. But it’s a rudderless ship that is a cash cow. Even teams that are uncompetitive on the field pay off like mad.I’m not saying the Titans will remain the property of Bud’s heirs in perpetuity. Nothing is forever, particularly when it comes to pro sports franchises.Bud loved owning the team. Smith seems to be enjoying overseeing things. But as the franchise passes further down the family tree in years to come, things can change. And the opportunity to cash in could appeal to younger generations.As for Manning, it’s no secret that he wants to stay involved in the NFL when his playing career is over. Football is in his DNA. He’d like to follow the lead of John Elway, who is now executive vice president for football operations in Denver. Elway’s presence with the organization is one of the reasons Manning signed with the Broncos two years ago.It would be great to have Manning involved with the Titans on any level. Putting him in the front office here would make him the face of a franchise that otherwise lacks personality. He would immediately become the most popular figure with the team.But team owner? Sorry, but it’s just not happening.David Climer’s columns appear on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. Reach him at 615-259-8020 and on Twitter @DavidClimer.