Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 | Re: Caryl S. Foster, “I Smell Super Bowl“
When you smell Super Bowl, the scent of scandal isn’t far behind. Let’s remember the last two times our local sports heroes went to the top.
When the Chargers went to their last Super Bowl, we got saddled with the seat guarantee, the worst deal in the NFL, and a remodeled stadium no longer suitable for baseball. Golding got her fat Spanos Clan campaign contribution promises, and we got the shaft.
When the Padres went to the World Series, just days before the vote on their downtown sports palace, it got everyone emotional. The result is that the city now pays John Moores over $25 million a year, and he owns ten percent of our downtown. Guess who put both deals together? City Manager Jack McGrory, unindicted mastermind of the pension scandal, and employee of the Padres.
Too bad sports fanatics cannot remember this. When a bunch of over-paid semi-criminals are brought in from elsewhere to entertain us, it doesn’t actually make San Diego a better place, folks. In fact, it’s the root cause of our current bankruptcy.
Funny how the San Diego teams only win when they’re trying to convince a gullible public to give them more taxpayer money. Too bad Caryl Foster can’t see through this scam, and is actually applauding these crooks as they try, yet again, to take our money.