Yeah, I don't get it either.
It's not like the the new equipment manager has no experience.
This, from the article:
"[i] The rub? James is just 22 and the Hamilton gig will be his first full-time job.
To be fair, James's father, Ronnie, has been the Montreal Alouettes equipment manager for the past 11 seasons and the son has served as a part-time summer assistant for the past several seasons.
"You prefer to have people around you who you are familiar with," the Cats GM explained this week.
But a 22-year-old with no previous experience as a full-time equipment manager?
"I don't have issues with it. He (RJ) has done pretty much everything in Montreal. It's not like it's new to him," Desjardins said, adding he will assist his new hire with managing the equipment budget.[/i]
Marcel knows the guy and you'd assume he knows what he's doing. It's "only" the equipment manager. I can't ever recall hearing or reading a story about a sports team's hiring of an equipment manger that was controversial.
What's the big deal?
What does he have against a 22 year-old getting his first full-time job?