Sunday, November 05, 2006

Canadian of the week Nov 5, 2006

I am not a big fan of today's Canadian for reason that may be obvious at the end. This Canadian was born in Hamilton Ontario on October 25, 1912. During the Depression he sold encyclopedias across Canada to make money. In 1937 he was hired to manage a radio station from which he was able to amass his fortune. After World War II he purchased a AAA baseball team in Toronto named the Maple Leafs. In 1961 he moved to Los Angeles where he first purchased the Lakers for a then record price of 5.2 million dollars. Being a good Canadian he purchased the expansion rights for a NHL franchise. This team became the Los Angeles Kings. In 1974 he purchased the majority rights of the Redskins in Washington DC, where he would eventually move. If you don't know who this Canadian is and you live in Washington DC, get out from under your rock. This week's Canadian is Jack Kent Cooke.


At 8:51 AM, Blogger WFY said...

He was a such a magnificent bastard.

At 8:10 AM, Blogger chanuck said...

Since he was able to guide the Redskins to success, I am glad he is gone. The new guy is a magnificent dumbass.


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