Well on Winnipeg, I'm all for any and all mistakes they should make. ;D
My Hometown Too - Viva Las Vegas!
I had lived there from 2005 to 2008 and was one of the folks who was a casualty of the Great Recession and had to go elsewhere. Ironically, after making stops in Clearwater FL, Indianapolis, IN, and one hour north of Philadelphia here in Easton PA, I am moving right back to the very same town where I moved ten years ago in the Philadelphia suburbs.
I still have my 702 phone number and still consider Las Vegas a home, but paying for parking on the Strip is bunk as are some of the other looming changes in the name of "security" and the like. I had seen such BS after 9/11 when living in the Washington DC area, for I was there on that day too mind you, and I pray they don't make such awful decisions there too because that police state future is awful and was the main reason I had left Metro Washington DC for Las Vegas in 2005.
Josh Freeman - Brighter Days Ahead?
And on Josh Freeman, if you do a search you might find some of the historic posts about him as I shared here when living in Tampa Bay at the time and knowing a bit about that situation from the local lore beyond that which was reported otherwise.
Josh Freeman was a fine quarterback and a fine young man, whom I addressed once live and directly with nothing but praise on a local radio show after calling in to get on the air, with his better day ahead of him. I thought more highly of him than the likes of Sam Bradford and other high-profile quarterbacks who had been picked at the time and in then recent years.
And then it appears that Freeman made some bad choices locally that caused him, shall we say without violating the new rules, to lose an abnormal amount of weight. He said he gave up Taco Bell and the like as his cover story, but no one locally was buying it.
And then he was shipped out of town over a weekend in the off-season, after not showing up for a team photo and given a dispute with the coach then Greg Schiano, very quietly and discreetly with the local homer media not giving the matter the usual lip service but for one local radio show calling out the BS without going into defamatory details. It was as if the Vikings owner Wilf was doing the Bucs owner Glazer either a favour or returning a favour.
I'm all for if Josh Freeman has a new lease on matters and on life via Canada. And I hope he would remain and excel in the CFL too.