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Sunday, March 2, 2008

A new low on the Hill.

Did anybody catch the article in Syracuse.com about the usher who was fired for complaining about SU Football in the paper. Check this out.

I am not really sure where to start. First off I thought this was America and you had the right of freedom of speech. I guess The Dome does not believe in The Bill Of Rights. Secondly this man is a Korean War Veteran. Now I am not saying that just cause he is a vet he can do anything he wants, but this man put his life on the line for this country and I think he has earned the right to say what he believes. I Really hope that he does sue the Dome and Syracuse University.

Here is a post in the football forum I found

Just read that SU fired an 18 year employee usher at the Dome who is 78 years old and Korean War veteran, because he wrote an article to the paper that was critical of the football program! This is disgusting. This is a America - this is not right. The person who needs to be fired is Pat Campbell, the Dome director. Guess it is ok if you are SU to can an old white guy. I hope someone picks up his case for free and sues these SOB. Hey Gross, Cantor, what about his RIGHTS?? You can't write a letter to the paper?? Sick. Oh, and how bout getting an SU Football program worth cheering for instead of firing people who rigthly exercise their rights as American citizens.

I have said it here before Gross rules by fear & intimidation.He is a dictator & if you are not 200% with him you are gone baby.Other firings have been brushed aside. This is just the tip of the iceberg that has been brewing for a long time.More will follow just you wait.Gross is a bad fit as an SU AD.His stay will be short thankfully

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

First off, who the hell cares about a 70 something USHER. I know, I know, freedom of speech, but I am not going to lose sleep over an usher, who is an usher because he wants to see the games for free. O wait he gets paid to watch the games. Also you naively believe that Gross is behind this; were your proof, know where in the article does it say anything about Gross fires an usher. I don’t believe AD‘s deal with ushers.

Secondly, and this is what you are dead wrong about, if you think Gross is a bad hire you have lost touch with reality. Among other things he has created new facility for basketball and football, he wants to put more comfortable seating in the dome and he brought field turf to the dome and Manley Field House. Additionally, in case you have not noticed women’s basketball is not doing that bad right know. People are starting to actually go to the games.

So I ask myself why such hate for a man who has done so much for SU athletics. The answer is pretty obvious, you must be perfect and you expect everyone else to be perfect. So you forget that Gross has done so such for SU and dwell on the fact that you and so many others think he made one bad hire. Let me tell you something about football. If you could evaluate talent. You would know that Grob had nothing to work with. So he went out and started recruiting, and he has done a good job. I mean we are not USC; we won't get true freshmen to come in and be great. It's just not going to happen. So let his first whole class, whom are only going to be juniors this year, work their way through the program and things will start to get better. No team in the world is going to win with freshmen and sophomores playing a great deal of minutes. You probably have never played football in your life, so let me tell you this one last thing. You win with seniors. They are the team leaders, they set the attitudes and people follow them. Without good senior you will not be a very good football team.

With that being said, I hope you reevaluate your judgmental views, mister perfect.

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