Mary Poppins sang how a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down--- and the first win by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their spanking new football stadium is as sweet as it gets.
But now it's time for your medicine.
Yikes. No sooner did we touch base with APIAPTK than we realized that the team's new acting CEO Wade Miller is sitting on the biggest powder keg in blue-and-gold history.
When she blows, the blast will be monumental.
And this time, A Person In A Position To Know is not the only source of the explosive news.
During a recent on-line chitchat about stadium matters, when a curious football fan asked "how much these specific cost overruns are", A Person In A Position To Know was able to answer when, during a related discussion, the fan tossed out a figure of $400,000, he was informed "add two zeros and you've got the value of the overruns....and its still going up."
Forty million dollars. That's on top of the $190 million the project was supposed to cost, a number that was allegedly protected by a 'Guaranteed Maximum Price' promise from Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz.
What? You don't trust a single-sourced story? Then read this and weep.
It's from the Aug. 31 issue of the Hamilton Spectator by their Hamilton Tiger Cats beat reporter Drew Edwards.
but reality is football and finances are often like O-line vs. D-line
Not exactly so that last part, according to A Person In A Position To Know.
However you slice it, we're in for a financial flood of woe. The Bombers currently are in hock for the stadium for the next 44 years.
Add another $40,000,000 and counting, and they'll still be owing on the facility 50 years from now when the bulldozers start tearing it down to build a new one.
Only you can bet the team will declare bankruptcy well before then.
Now, we ask you, is that any way to welcome Wade Miller?