Mulroy nails it first by saying that we need to set a deadline in the VERY near term; if BPS doesn't meet it or wants more time, we walk away, just walk away. In a town that needs more hotel space, if we're not going to use the Ericson proposal, why not make the pointy building something that makes the Opryland Hotel look like the Rebel Inn by comparison? Find a way to make the Pyramid connect to the nearby Convention Center, and we will be able to hold bigger events like, say a Final Four.
With that in mind, what kind of hold does BPS have on the Administration, particularly Robert Lipscomb, who positively looks spellbound by their non-offer? This smells REAL funny, and I don't like it. BPS has been leading us on for several years now, with NOTHING to show for it; yet Lipscomb keeps insisting that this is the best deal possible.
For WHOM, Mr. Lipscomb?