Ok, admittedly, this is about as far away from the World of Warcraft
as we go on this site, but stick with me here, it'll be worth it for the jokes: Blizzplanet has discovered
that Blizzard COO Paul Sams
and his family are now major shareholders in the Pittsburgh Steelers
, of all things. The connection seems a little hard to find, until you check the rest of the list: Thomas Tull is also a shareholder, and he happens to be CEO of Legendary Pictures, the same company that has made a deal
with Sams and Blizzard to make the Warcraft
movie. I can't say I know that many CEOs personally, but I have to imagine that the conversation went something like, "Hey, wanna own part of a football team with me?" And who would pass up an opportunity like that?
Fortunately for Sams and his team, they're supposed to do pretty well this year
(and of course they're coming off of a Super Bowl win last year), so the investment is likely a good one. But, more importantly, we can now point out that if the Steelers make their way to the conference championships and half of Blizzard travels to Pittsburgh to see the game, we'll know why the patch isn't coming out that week.
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