Intelligent discussion of the role the FCC and the Justice department could play in such would be one fine reason to keep the thread going. A discussion of PE ratios, cash flow comparisons of both companies would provide another. Extensive analyses of both CEOs personalities and how they'd mesh or not is another. Who would kill whom? Borrowing capabilities of each company would provide interesting odds on which could take over the other. A stock market analys...... there are many.