Saturday, November 3, 2007

Reason #221 - Way Overpaid Players

A-Rod and his agent say they wanted the Yankees to offer him a $350 million contract, $100 million (a roof's worth) more than his already record contract. Player demands are ridiculous. Dome construction contractors are not near as demanding, and MUCH more reliable.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Reason #220 - Weather Forecasters

To TV weather people, every bit of winter weather has a 50 percent chance of turning into the next big storm. A roof would give these doom-and-gloomers less air time. How can you be against that?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Reason #219 - Roofs Perform

The Cavs' performance in their home opener last night was dreadful - but at least we were dry and comfortable under a roof. Are you listening, Browns and Indians? If you're awful, you better have some other way to take care of your fans.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Reason #218 - 200 Days and Counting

This is the 200th day that I have posted to this site (some days have had more than one reason). I'm not changing my mind and the reasons keep on coming.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Reason #217 - Something to Celebrate

If the Browns win at home Sunday, this will be the first time since the end of the 2002 season that they are more than one game over .500. It's not much to celebrate, but until we get a roof on the stadium, or a bona fide playoff contender on the field, this is all we have.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Reason #216 - Nine-Figure Contracts

Here's my take on Alex Rodriguez's decision to opt out of the last three years of his $252 million contract: He thinks someone is going to pay him more. A retractable roof, which costs about $100 million, is much more reliable and trustworthy. And, in Cleveland, I'd rather put that money into a roof than pay C.C. Sabathia, who is probably going to ask for nine figures - maybe, a six-year deal at $17 million per year. C.C.-see ya'.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Reason #215 - Overseas NFL Games

The NFL is playing its first regular-season game outside the country today. What criteria might the NFL use to determine which teams and games are played outside the U.S. in future years? How about December games in cold-weather cities with open-air stadiums? By then, it will be too late to do anything about our roof-less stadium.