At 10:49 a.m. ET, just over an hour before the formal press conference announcing the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to True North and the franchise's relocation to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 NHL season, we called the Thrashers season ticket office to inquire about joining their ever-expanding fan base.
This is an actual conversation with a Thrashers ticket sale representative. Again, roughly an hour before the formal announcement of the team's relocation:
["Holiday" by Vampire Weekend plays as we're on hold.]
THRASHERS: Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, this is [female name].
PD: Are you guys still accepting Thrashers season ticket deposits?
THRASHERS: We are! Where would you like to sit? How many seats are you looking for?