You have your say about Aspergate

PAUL FRIESEN -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 1:37 PM ET

I've had my say, the Blue Bomber brass had theirs and even David Asper had his. Sort of.

That leaves you, loyal reader, to weigh in on Aspergate.

Here, then, is a sampling of letters The Winnipeg Sun received over the last two days in response to the meltdown of the Bomber board member after last weekend's loss to Saskatchewan.

LACKED CONTROL

I agree with you wholeheartedly that Asper should have taken his concerns to the board, which would be the professional way to handle such concerns. Unfortunately, like the screaming fans in the stands, he lacked the self-control to do that. It would be nice if the team and coaches could be treated as the professionals ... however, I don't see that happening.

Darcy Cantin

Winnipeg

BET A BEER?

I'll bet you a beer that a "secret" apology letter will be sent to the Blue Bomber organization, along with a hefty cheque.

Darryl Jeffrey

WHAT THE ...?

It's high time someone with some authority/privilege asked "what the (censored) is going on!!!!" Yes, maybe David shouldn't have confronted Jim Daley in front of other people, but ... there is only so much that can been done in a (board) meeting. Sometimes you need to get into someone's face.

David Green

ANGER MANAGEMENT

Following the last Bomber home game we listened to the post-game interview with Jim Daley on CJOB. We had never heard the man so angry. After reading about the confrontation with David Asper, I now realize why. Sure, we were all disappointed to see the outcome of that game, but I think David Asper needs to deal with this in a different way. Maybe it's time for some anger management!

Janice C

East St. Paul

IN BED WITH THE BOMBERS

One question about this incident: why did it take five days for the media to report this? Friends of mine in the stands saw him freaking out behind the bench. The guy who sharpens my skates even wondered, asking me whether I knew the dude that went nutty. Things like this have to be reported. I'm not surprised though. CJOB and Global (TV) are in bed with the Bombers, but it should have been brought to light.

Gary Mizuno

Winnipeg

SPELLING IT OUT

Good on you for reporting without any reservation. Despite the Asper family's reputation as pillars of our city's corporate community, David has managed to wedge an extra 'S' into the family name. I'm sure Izzy would be thoroughly ashamed of his son's tirade, and likely would've demanded a public apology, were he still alive.

Aaron Blackburn

ISN'T IT IRONIC?

One thing you failed to mention was the irony that father Izzy's pet project was the peace and conflict resolution centre in Winnipeg. It is being built as a tribute to the family's community-building and international philanthropy.

Patricia Robertson

Wakaw, Sask.

FED UP

I had dealings with the Bombers front offices ... the indications are that they are very arrogant and full of themselves. If that is at the top and breeds its way down, as I feel happened with me, then I guess this team is where it should be. If this is not fixed soon NO ONE WILL SHOW UP AT THE 2006 Grey Cup, and what an embarrassment that would be.

Perry

Fort McMurray, Alta.

MONEY TALKS

If money does talk on the Bombers board, let's call a spade a spade and let the tall foreheads running the show now buy the team and do what they want. Failing that, let's make this organization more open and accountable.

James Ham

FIRE THEM ALL!

What David Asper did was exactly what this team and the people who run it needed. If I was the sole owner of the football club, believe me, Daley and Taman would never have been hired in the first place to run the team. Both are incompetent and should be fired immediately. And if Mr. Bauer does not agree, then I would fire him, too!

Ted Arichteff

There. Everybody feel better?

Have a good weekend.


Videos

Photos