MagicJack owner follows up his dumb lawsuit against Boing Boing with a dumb lawsuit against Women's Professional Soccer

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14 Responses to “MagicJack owner follows up his dumb lawsuit against Boing Boing with a dumb lawsuit against Women's Professional Soccer”

  1. procrastinet says:

    Magic Jack also have USWNT’s Boxx, Rampone and Tank Girl – I mean, Rapinoe.  They’re the starriest team in WPS.  Would love to see them play in NY at Red Bull stadium.  How much can a WPS franchise cost?  Anybody want to go in on it?

    • mccrum says:

      The team cost isn’t going to be as bad as renting out Red Bull Arena, that’s why the NJ team (shout out to Sky Blue!) plays at Rutgers.  Someone’s gotta pay for that 200 million dollar stadium and Red Bull doesn’t plan on it being them.

  2. spongeblob says:

    If I became an owner of a magic jack, could I sue anyone as long as it didn’t make sense except to be irritating?   Would I still need to pay $1.70 a month while the suit traversed the legal system?

  3. Chuck says:

    Stop hating on Dan Borislow.  All he wants to do is revamp the WPS into a showcase for the female half of the breeding stock of our future soccer stars.

    We can win the World Cup a generation down the road, ya know — all we have to do is breed up a master race.

  4. Halloween Jack says:

    Christ, what an asshole. I mean, look at the picture on the right–he’s gotta show up for a picture with his team on his big motorcycle, which he puts in the foreground of the shot. Who does that?

  5. Seriously, women’s soccer cannot catch a break.  Every time they seem to start getting on solid ground something ridiculous, or in this case, someone ridiculous, comes along and makes things more difficult.  As the daddy of a soccer player who tells me all she wants to do is play soccer for the rest of her life, I hope this gets sorted out in the next few years.

    • mccrum says:

      She’ll be just fine.  At the rate things are going in the US she may have to play in another country, but she’ll still be able to make a living at it.  WPS is not headed for disaster because of one owner the same way that women’s soccer didn’t fail when Mia stopped playing.  And even if it does fail there will be another league.

  6. davidwho says:

    Someone needs to update his wikipedia page – it reads like a PR release…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Borislow

  7. RuthlessRuben says:

    Apparently you CAN make a living just by pretending to know about law and being a gargantuan jerk. Fascinating.

  8. NPR’s Only A Game just covered Mr. Borislow and the Magic Jack. Here are some of the tidbits:

    - A call to the team results in a message that the number has been disconnected
    - A Miami sportswriter reports that she got a call from a Dolphin’s VP desperately trying to find a way to contact the Magic Jack because the Dolphins wanted to honor the Women’s World Cup players at a Dolphins’ game

    and, last but not least

    - The team does not employ a trainer, so when they played Boston last week, Magic Jack players asked the Boston staff if they’d do things like tape ankles. Sure, said the staff, where’s your tape? They don’t buy tape, either.

    Oh, and the Magic Jack have made the playoffs.

    Wow.

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