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Published September 13, 2013
PENT-UP FRUSTRATION: Former Toronto Mayor David Miller on Thursday addressed previous comments in a letter to MLS Toronto FC, saying, "I think I expressed what a lot of long-time season ticket holders are feeling. For me it’s about management. It’s not about the team on the field or the coach. We’ve had seven years and every time we start to build something happens -- the coach gets fired, the general manager gets fired." He added, "What I was trying to express is this club desperately needs stability. People are getting turned off. The sad thing is there was magic at BMO Field. ... I hope they can get it back, but the reason I sent the letter is I think they’re risking losing it for good" (TORONTO SUN, 9/13).
I LOVE THE '90s: In K.C., Sam Mellinger notes Chiefs' season-ticket sales are up from '12, and "TV ratings for their preseason games rose about 20%. While the team "turned off far too many fans last year," it is now "like none of it ever happened." Mellinger: "It's the 1990s again. Amazing how far they've come, and how quickly" (K.C. STAR, 9/13).