Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shattering Glass Ceilings

When I used to work for the Illinois legislature, we had an old saying in state government: "F _ _ _ up and move up." Proving the truth of that old adage, IU officials have announced they are naming Fred Glass as the school's next athletic director. Glass, an attorney by trade, is the genius who negotiated the most one-sided stadium deal in NFL history between the City of Indianapolis and Colts owner Jim Irsay. The deal gave away so much to Irsay that the Capital Improvement Board is now confronting a $20 million a year shortfall in operating capital to maintain and operate a stadium the Colts get to use rent-free. I had the same reaction to Glass' hiring as I did when the NCAA announced it was hiring former IU President Myles Brand to head up the organization. After all, he did such an adept job in handling the firing of former IU basketball coach Bobby Knight. Right?

2 comments:

varangianguard said...

Now you know what the payback is for selling the taxpayers out. Funny thing is, lots of people are going to be in denial. Hosanna to the mighty Freddie. Blech.

Michael said...

where is that star article that lists all the stuff irsay doesn't have to pay for?