February 01, 2005
The hits keep coming for Ashley McElhiney

I keep getting boatloads of hits from Google searches for Ashley McElhiney. It's an odd story and all, but I wouldn't have guessed there'd be that much interest in a soap opera involving a team from the obscure ABA, even if it involves a unique coach.

Anyway. CNN/SI's Chris Ballard has a fairly thorough and rather amusing rundown of the situation so far. A more straightforward recap is in the IHT, which notes that team co-owner/pop singer/attention hound Sally Anthony does not have the power to fire McElhiney on her own. Indeed, the Nashville Rhythm has now issued an apology via email to McElhiney and just about everyone else. They'll reveal their ultimate plans for the team shortly, so stay tuned.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 01, 2005 to Other sports | TrackBack

I learned one thing from this. The Nashville Rhythm owners are out of sync. :-)

Posted by: William Hughes on February 1, 2005 3:57 PM

I guess there's just something about Ashley/Ashlee - I got boatloads of Google searches for Ashlee Simpson last month.. =)

Posted by: Byron L on February 2, 2005 2:01 AM

As a recovering alcoholic, I have seen, and
participated in such bizarre behavior. It sounds to me like there are far more deep rooted problems
with this young woman. She was reportedly mixing xanax and alcohol after the incident, and, speaking from experience, I'm pretty sure that it
wasn't the first time. At thirty years old and
having everything going for her, the power of
addiction once again wins out. Cunning, baffling,
and powerful. It doesn't have to be that way.

Posted by: JOE MARTIN on February 2, 2005 8:47 AM