Motives questionable in Coyotes deal

Updated: March 4, 2011, 1:55 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

While embattled Glendale mayor Elaine Scruggs was warning her constituents Thursday of impending financial woe if the Phoenix Coyotes pack up and leave town, we were reminded of the old comic strip Wizard of Id.

In one of the popular Johnny Hart/Brant Parker strips, a subject from the beleaguered medieval kingdom of Id tells the king that a poll shows half the subjects think he should be boiled in oil.

The king asks about the other half, and is told they favor kerosene.

That ...

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