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November 27, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Tired of paying the bills for big-time coaches

There are more important things to spend money on

The Sunday front page lead story “Big-time coaches score big-time perks” was very enlightening and quite disgusting at the same time [“Big-time coaches score big-time perks,” page one, Nov. 24].

It is yet another example of overfeeding at the public trough. I salute The Times and its reporters for exposing this largesse. Our daughter will be going to law school this coming fall of 2014 and is looking forward to graduating in three years, with about $90,000 of debt. I have to wonder what the cost of tuition and books would be if the millions of dollars were not spent on maintaining a football team for the chosen few who participate in or enjoy being a dedicated fan.

I often wonder how many dedicated fans of both college and professional sports would continue to be ticket-buying fans if they had to pay the true price of funding their teams?

A note to the politicians out there, still scratching their collective heads as to how Kshama Sawant got elected: Us lower-class folks are tired of paying all the bills for the Chris Hansens and Steve Sarkisians out there who assume, that somehow, their largesse is justified “because they can”.

— Ron LaMarsh, Seattle

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