I have a simple request. Start asking hard questions regarding David Asper's reasoning for wanting the Bombers. The Point Douglas Stadium WILL NOT happen, all things point to it. I don't believe the original proposal was about the team or the Stadium, what he really wanted was the prime retail space in Polo Park, which is where the money is, and the team was simply a means to that end.
Do you really think that management will continue to be responsive when they don't have to answer to you anymore? Edmonton has continually been one of the most stable franchises in the league. In the last 36 yrs, they have missed the playoffs only twice- in the last 2 seasons. Have you forgotten Asper's little temper tantrum when he was club president that cost him that position? do you want to be in a position 10 years from now where ownership changes result in a Gliberman style owner( the CFL let them do it to Ottawa twice!!)
Remember, YOU OWN THIS TEAM!!! Do you WANT to sell it? HAS ANYONE ASKED YOU? The Ledohoski proposal was for a 35-45000 seat COVERED stadium, with the Bombers as main tenant remaining under community Ownership as well as OWNERSHIP OF THE STADIUM! Now that we're aware of the fast one pulled by true north, why should we care if it impacts them, we're paying em anyway ( True North receives 3.7 million a year in subsidies from the city and province).Why expand the white elephant convention centre? A covered stadium would make a Great convention centre, and we wouldn't have to subsidize it.
If they say it's too late, I say Bull! Call you MLA and politely remind him that if the Bombers go to Asper, he's going to the unemployment line, and tell him you plan to knock on all your neighbours doors and ask them to do the same! Ask them why share's aren't being offered to us, the current owners and citizens of Winnipeg, or is this deal only for the moneyed and connected? I've got $5000 I'd INVEST. How many others are there? I want a piece of this sweetheart deal he's getting, the piece I didn't get out of True North!
Time to rethink this before you lose your team forever to some yutz who wants to play GM, ask Coach Daly about Asper's aspirations. Comparison of the Two proposals begs the question: Who does David Asper have naked pictures of?
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