Sunday, February 05, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

I am so excited. Pant, pant, pant. Eli Manning, who said he would sit out the season if the Chargers drafted him, versus Bill Belichek and the team that did victory dances on the Chargers' logo at midfield. Of course, the mood I'm in at the Chargers right now...

On a related note, our local small town newspaper was recently bought by Doug Manchester. This is a local developer best known for having his hotels boycotted due to his contributions toward the passage of the infamous Proposition 8 banning same sex marriage. He has already begun turning it into a lesser rag than it was.

His paper editorially proposed a $1.2 billion waterfront stadium proposal, on the front page no less, and he cannot understand why it is not gaining any traction. Even Dean Spanos, owner of the team, is still backing the $800 million midtown proposal. Manchester feels his proposal is much better for the city. He does not say that he would be the best developer to handle his proposed project, but...

2 comments:

Bartender Cabbie said...

Houston had an owner once who demanded a new stadium. He ended up moving and we got a new stadium later(and new team) anyway. Dean Spanos and others will likely try to hold you city hostage before all is said and done.

bruce said...

And I though you didn't like the Mannings... Somewhere they got Philip Rivers in a trade... they just need more of his ethos on the team.

We're (LA) in a catch-22.... no team no stadium, no stadium, no team. I think it's a 'field of dreams'...

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