Editors InBox: March 6, 2008
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Given our city's inability to keep major sports teams (see Clippers, Bullets) in the Arena/Civic Center and the reluctance of the NHL and NBA to expand or relocate (with Washington, D.C., teams in obvious opposition), maybe Baltimore's focus should be on accommodating family shows and concerts in a brand new facility. A new building could bring the NCAA Tournament back as well as conference tournaments. It could also host Division II and Division III schools and high schools.
With the aforementioned events, who needs the "major leagues?" You don't need a big-time team to be profitable, just a quality arena.
- Allen Cuffia (Baltimore)
I would give anything to have joined Phil Jackman at spring training all those years ago. Until a time machine is invented, I will continue to drop everything to read his column every week.
- Sam B. (Westminster)
The Ravens' selection process for a new head coach turned out to be a victory for style over substance. John Harbaugh produces a good interview and gets a job. Rex Ryan produces good defenses and gets the shaft.
- Joe Manning (Arnold)
Please spare us from Amber Theoharis' mindless blather. Any 10th grade history student can tell you that the First Amendment protects us from repressive actions of the federal government. By arguing that coach Rick Majerus has a right to free speech ("The Broadside" -- Feb. 7), Theoharis totally misses the point. This right does not protect Majerus from the actions of a private institution.
Like Theoharis, I would hope that reason prevails and Majerus keeps his job. But I totally respect the right of the university to make employment decisions based on its values.
- Greg DiDio (Finksburg)
PressBox has been a fan favorite of mine from Day 1. I haven’t missed an issue from the beginning and collect every copy. With your 100th issue coming up, why not celebrate it by placing Stan "The Fan" Charles on the cover? Stan has always been one of my favorites, and I enjoy reading his column each week.
- Bobby “Curley” Curren (Montebello)
Editor's note: Stan was on the cover of PressBox's one-year anniversary issue. Even he thinks that is enough.
Issue 3.10: March 6, 2008