dying of thirst

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 08:55.

Cleveland Cavaliers pull water fountains from The Q; explanation doesn't wash with NBA

Robbing us blind - just google Dan Gilbert or Cavs or Casino. Now you can't even get a drink of water at the Q.

How much money do we give this guy every year? Dan Gilbert should pay his property taxes. (Roldo has numerous articles here with the facts and figures, just search gilbert in this site.)

I don't go to the arena. I don't like large crowds. But take a look at Advance Publications cleveland.com website and you'll see how Clevelanders have drunk the koolaid. Half the home page of our one daily (well often more than half, because the sports articles are the most commented...) is sports. Which koolaid have clevelanders drunk? The sports can save us koolaid. And if sports won't save us, they'll surely distract us and rob us blind.

This reminds me of First Energy's announcement that they would send us CFLs and make us pay for them, too.

But unlike turning on a light... FE appears to be saying - hey, let us help you save energy while we make even more money - Gilbert and the Cavs seem to be saying - you're so stupid, you won't even notice if we take a little bit more of your money - hey, every little bit counts!

Not unlike the airport where you are not allowed to carry a canister of water past TSA security, you can't take it with you at sporting events anymore either. I was a guest to a baseball game several years ago in Cleveland and was stunned that they confiscated my bottle of water.

Progressive Field Prohibited Items - The following items are prohibited from the stadium: large purses, bags and backpacks, strollers, umbrellas, ice chests and coolers, canned or bottled beverages, thermoses, and alcoholic beverages.

Quicken Loans Arena Prohibited Items

Great! Here's what I suggest if you're a sports junkie. Stay home or go to someone else's home or to a nearby bar&grille. Watch it on TV and ^%$@ Dan Gilbert and his slimy tactics.

Pshaw! News flash to Dan Gilbert and all sports owners - you can't take it with you, either.

Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff: Maybe it'll stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use? You can't take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.

Feelin' the love this morning, Mr. Gilbert?

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