Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Third time's a charm

So, Mr. Mayor who is totally in touch with the average slob, has announced that he's in talks with some mysterious benefactors to bring a CFL team back to Ottawa. Because, it's totally what we all want right now what with the lower deck of the south side ready to collapse and the Liebermans ruining two CFL teams from Ottawa.

How does that saying go? You know, the one about doing things the same way repeatedly hoping for a different result?

Fix the stands, put some real lawn on the surface and create a Wimbeldon like complex for soccer in the heart of the city. Personally, I'd like to move the Sensplex there brick by brick but having a major arena there probably isn't the best location - ideally it would be where the convention centre is or on Lebreton Flats.



I'm just new to Ottawa, but there are a lot of things I would rather see brought to the city than a CFL team. Oddly, they made the same sort of announcement about bringing a CFL team to Halifax just before I left there. I'm beginning to think I'm the mysterious benefactor. I think it's just one of those mayoral things they do to make people think they might have to re-elect them afterall.

joncormier said...

In this case, it shouldn't work. Then again, it shouldn't have worked the last time, hence my distrust of the citizenry.