Len Rhodes, aka The Ketchup Man of Edmonton is leaving (cut/fired/retiring) as Eskimo CEO with 1 year left on his contract . . . .
Exit date is Feb. 20th
Rhodes really didn’t have much background in football but he did have a relatively solid business resume - certainly better than rubber-faced Wadzilla Miller in Winnipeg or the other Fiasco Twin, Garth Buchko.
I bet Lyle Bauer’s ears perked up a tad when news broke earlier of Rhodes’ early exit.
Bauer has been moping around the league for another $400k to $500k windfall bonanza since his last contract with the Calgary Stampeders expired a few yrs ago.
Don’t know who will ascend to the throne in Edmonton - Bauer is actually a joker who now applies for every CFL position that pays over $300,000 so no doubt he’ll try to con Edmonton’s board into another reprieve. However, I do think the Esk’s board has enough businessmen who can take this spot on. What they lack are football men. Jason Maas is prolly their #1 football guy (thankfully they didn’t fire him as predicted) while Brock Sunderland is #2. They really lost it by cutting Ed Hervey loose, The Ketchup Man then signed off on the Ricky Ray trade and now Mike Reilly is making his way to the exit ramp.
4 guys that won’t get the Eskimos CEO job - Lyle Bauer, Brendan Taman, Garth Buchko & Wad Miller. I suspect only one will apply (Bauer) although Taman, rough hewn et al would be an interesting possibility. (solid football knowledge, zero corporate stature)