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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Fire the owner

In order to ease back into the post-vacation routine, I'll stay away from politics for the moment and just post this interestsing tidbit from Mitch Albom:

Fire the owner: Well, this doesn't happen. It is true, that Ford, unlike some pro sports teams' owners, doesn't need the Lions to make money. It is true that the seats in Ford Field are largely sold no matter how badly the Lions play. It is true that Ford has never been a good judge of football personnel, that he hires people for the wrong football reasons, and that he sticks by them too long. It is true that he seems to lack the passion and involvement that other owners display.

It is true. It is all true. And you know what? There's nothing you can do about it. That's also true.

Of course, he's right. But until it happens, the fans in Detroit will suffer, and suffer, and suffer, and suffer...


Blogger beatroot said...

Welcome back Gus!

11/29/2005 09:16:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

Thanks beatroot.

I'm still ensconced in the warm fuzzy womb of American sports - I've been following the news from 'round here lately - and it's depressing enough that I'll be willing to curl up with some college football cassettes brought from home instead of deal with it.

But it's sure to tick me off enough to get me ranting about it forthwith.

11/29/2005 11:31:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

And a little Detroit self-depricating humor:

Detroit (AP) - A seven year old boy was at the center of a Detroit, MI
courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who
should have custody of him. The boy had a history of being beaten by his
parents and the judge originally awarded custody to his aunt.
The boy surprised the court by proclaiming that his aunt beat him more
than his parents did. When the judge suggested that he live with the
grandparents, the boy cried out that they beat him also. The judge took
the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have
custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child
welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Detroit
Lions, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

11/30/2005 09:03:00 PM  

Blogger JANNIS said...

Hi Gustav, here's Jannis again, I hope you had a Happy Turkey Day.
I don't mean to bring you immediately back to politics and to post-vacation routine, but I just published on my Blog
a short story about Russia, seen from a quite Polish point of view. Perhaps this would interest you, I would love to receive some comments. I also have posted a comment to your Polish Blog-mates, perhaps we can keep in touch ?

12/01/2005 11:59:00 AM  

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