Perhaps your following the wrong team, but the Bombers have made it to the Championship 3 times since then, are one of the best teams this year.
How old are you buddy?
I'm not that old, but I'm not some highschool kid either.
I've been to almost every Bomber game in the last 20 years, something like 200 games.
I beleive I have the right to have a solid imput on who gets to be the owner of the team.
Here is the thing, If Asper wants the team and I beleive he wants them for the right reason, he isn't evil.
He needs to front more then 40M for the Stadium.
the MTS center was built with 2/3rds PRIVATE Money, and there was no tranfer of Team ownership in that deal.
That means Aspers Deal would atleast need to match that meaning he needs to pay 80M of the 120M$ stadium + any difference in the costs.
Even then, that doesn't get him 100% ownership, that should get 55% ownership.
All that 45% community ownership means is Vito Rights on things like Team movement/Team Folding.
But you are right, people are set in their ways, that is why people are so scared of the Canad Inns proposal, it's scary to think the Bombers might change location again for a new Stadium.
But it turned out to be a good move to go from Broadway to Polo Park.
I beleive it would be a good idea to move to the Packer Site, things need to get cleaned up of course, and I hate the idea of football in a Dome.
But the fact the Stadium can be built Correctly and the Bombers would own, that's right OWN around 53 Acres in what will be two of the best Retail areas in the City, sounds pretty nice.
and of course the team is community owned, there is a chance to hold the CFLPA all-star game, more Grey cups(Torontonians/Vancouver peeps are scared of Winnipeg Winters and out-door games)
This is a team very much on the right path, but it needs a new Stadium, with I would say 40 Luxury Boxes, a Capacity of 40K, with 10K seats being able to be closed off for Regular Season games, and Seats that allow people to sit confortably.
Luxury Boxes + proper Seats should mean 1.2M$ in Revenue yearly for the Bombers.
That + TSN Deal means the Bombers are able to make a good amount of money each year, thus are able to invest in things like Scouting/FA camps to better the team.
State of the art Training facility + Stadium is also a very nice incentive for Players to chose winnipeg over the Green Priders.
Just Because it's Private Ownership doesn't mean it's right.
You of all people should know how Private Ownership Bites ya in the end, The Jets Privately owned remember, they left because well Bettman is an idiot and the Private Owners couldn't foot the Bill, they wanted out.
Asper isn't likely to do that, but do you think he is going to live forever?
he's in his 40's now, might be hard to do this, but think ahead what happens in 20-30 years when he is unable to watchover the team?
Does it fall on his Kids? and if they don't like the Bombers? The Bombers are left in a Scenario of needing someone to come in and save the day instead of being independant of that.
Are you Saying right now that the bombers are not in a situation to win the grey cup this year?
With Armstrong, Stegall, Brown, Khan, Glenn, Charlie, Simpson, Hebert, Bean, Malbrough, Malveaux, Canada, Walls and all the others.
The Bombers are not in a situation to win the cup?
That Bombers were not in a situation last year to win the cup?
I would like to know how Asper owning the team would have prevented Milt, KG and Goodspeed from being injured, without those injuries 1 more win and a home playoff game aren't hard to see.
That is not even complaining about minor injuries like Sheridan, Childs, McCord that is of 3 Star Offencive players being injured at one time for a 1 month stretch.