TKC TRANSLATION!!! EXPECT EVEN MORE KANSAS CITY AREA LAYOFFS AND CUTBACKS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SOFTBANK SPRINT BUYOUT!!!
It's a shame to see Kansas City mainstream media so scared about losing a great deal of sponsorship that they're ignoring the obvious in recent cowtown financial news.
So let's make this clear for the cheap seats . . .
THE SOFTBANK BUYOUT TRANSLATES INTO LAYOFFS AND CUTBACKS FOR EVERYBODY IN THIS TOWN WHO COUNTS ON SPRINT!!!
I can sense fear in the voice of all local newsies who mention the financial move. However, more than anybody else this is bad news for Kansas City's Dead Tree Media Star . . . Tens of thousands of dollars for full page adverts from the telcom should soon be a thing of the past.
And yes . . .
KANSAS CITY'S DOWNTOWN ARENA SHOULD ALSO TAKE A HIT AND INDUSTRY RAG PRESS WON'T MAKE UP FOR IT!!!
In the final analysis . . . Counting on a Japanese conglomerate to be a Kansas City benefactor like old school Sprint management is a typically naive and misinformed cowtown sentiment.
Like any buyout/takeover . . . This is going to be a bloodbath and Kansas City residents are sure to feel the impact that local media doesn't like to discuss.
Wall Street Journal: Softbank to Buy Sprint Nextel for About $20 Billion
KC Biz Journal: SoftBank will buy control of Sprint in $20.1 billion deal
KMBC: Softbank Corp. reaches a deal to buy 70 percent of U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion in the largest ever foreign acquisition by a Japanese company.