Unless I’m missing something (e.g. emoticons?), I would have to read this as a “diss” from the Argos owner to our own … er, caretaker.[url=http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/sports/sportsmonday/story.html?id=72fa964f-09be-4fc0-8d18-8bf09a983b01]http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news ... f09a983b01[/url]
Bob was quite restrained in his reaction to what was undoubtedly a persistent effort by the reporter to get a juicy quote on the Ricky Williams issue, and in particular its salary cap implications.
"The problem is, I'm sort of torn," Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young said. "On the one hand, I'd love to sort of get into this. On the other, the Argos are my partners in this venture and if they believe Ricky Williams is going to help their franchise attract fans to the gate and make them a more stable organization, good for them."
The CFL announced plans for a new salary management system over the winter, with one key point being that all teams adhere to a limit of $3.8-million this season.
Young, who made his millions in computers, said the salary cap is: “An issue we debate heatedly, obviously, among those at the board table. And I’m not going to make that a public debate … but you’re welcome to ask the Argos how they propose to do that.”
Less restrained in his response was a certain Mr. Cynamon.
"We have room under our cap," Argos co-owner David Cynamon shot back following the media conference. "This is an unbelievably reasonable salary to CFL standards. He's not even the highest-paid player on the team. So we have our room, we're well in position -- and I think computer salesmen should worry about their own teams."Are we gonna stand for this people? Let the games begin!