The revelations by Garth Buchko, CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Gougers, in Thursday's Winnipeg Free Press were stunning, even as they sailed over the heads of news reporters and sports pundits alike.
Equally stunning was the extent to which the newspaper went to avoid naming the people responsible for the food-and-beverage fiasco that's come to define the predatory attitude of the Winnipeg football club towards its fans.
But let's start with the bombs dropped by Buchko:
* the team is crippled by debt, and a hairsbreadth from bankruptcy
* the board of directors has executed a silent coup, seizing total control of the football club and turning it into a quasi-private operation
* the harsh no-food, no-drink policy that treats all fans like chiselers was forced on the club by the need to pay off the onerous debt imposed the team by the provincial government as its alleged share of the cost of the new stadium
Whew. Is that all?
Buchko had been…