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Fire Wed Nov 19 2008

We Don't Need Cheerleaders, We Have Supporters

A while ago, the possibility was raised that new Fire President Dave Greeley might be a jerk. Since then we haven't heard a whole about him. Which is good since he was brought in to handle the business and marketing side of things and leave the soccer side to people that know the game.

But now that the season is over, we're going to get a glimpse of how the new President operates. On the plus side, Greeley did make Terrace level season tickets available for $99. On the minus side, there's an ugly rumor going around that the Fire are thinking about cheerleaders next year. But more alarming, the Supporter's Group Section 8 claim the Fire owe them $25,000 from the loss of the megabandera and commissions from a long-standing ticket selling agreement. According to the article, the Fire claim they won't pay the commissions due to damage to several benches in Section 8's area.

Seriously, what's more important? Stepping up and resolving an issue with the club's most loyal and passionate fans - fans who make going to Toyota Park a unique experience in Chicago sports? Or hiring cheerleaders so the place can feel to newcomers like a watered down version of more familiar sports.

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