News of the Arroyo


Title:

Football defined

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Date:

2005-03-02

Summary:

March 2, 2005 - Dennis Crowley decries the loss of active recreation that pro football in the Rose Bowl could mean.

Author:

Dennis Crowley

Publication:

Pasadena Star News Letters

Content:

The NFL has proposed a development of the Rose Bowl for pro-football team (as well as building restaurants and shops). Detailed proposals and an EIR have been presented to the city. It admits that traffic will increase and that impacts on recreational use is "inevitable.'

But when I read this particular quote in the proposal's EIR, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry:

"....impacts associated with the deterioration of recreational facilities are considered less than significant due to the proposed project's contribution of improved recreational-viewing opportunities.'

Yup, nothing to worry about here. If you don't get enough exercise, just watch some more (preferably while eating fatty snacks). With the obesity epidemic rapidly expanding (pun intended) this project literally proposes to eliminate the cure and accelerate the cause.

What's that old description of football? A game played by 18 desperately in need of rest, watched by 50,000 desperately in need of some exercise.

Dennis Crowley

Pasadena





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