"How Do You Solve A Problem Like Cinquanta?"
I think a look at the financials would probably be a shock to the system. I wonder how much of that FS TV money was diverted into 1. speed skating and 2. individual ISU pockets. And replacing one fox with another in charge of the hen house is simply a recipe for (bad) business as usual.
Re: fox/hen house, it's kind of like trusting Bernie Madoff to police himself... Anyone interested in checking out wire transfers to the Caymans?
The USFSA is in the same boat. Back in the day they received so much money from ABC television that they were able to pay Michelle Kwan upwards of $900,000 per year. (The details are on public record, if anyone wants to dig them out, because the USFSA is a non-profit corporation for tax purposes.) For this, Michelle was expected to show up for all the ABC shows -- Skate America, U.S. Nationals, and the three annual cheesefests.
Now, I believe that their contract with NBC does not pay anything in cash, but rather USFS must round up sponsors and the Association gets to keep some of the money -- something like that.
Last edited by Mathman; 04-01-2014 at 11:40 AM.
Cinquanta Needs to Resign or Faces Impeachment
Hopefully Cinquanta will finally face enough pressure to go.
And as I suggested at the beginning of this thread, I think ISU Presidents need TERM LIMITS!
Looks like Patrick Chan didn’t exaggerate with a message that he needed a dollar…
Speedy needs to conveniently disappear for a while.