New Lieweke meme: "Cavemen"
A Leiweke cosmopolitan
UPDATE: Kevin Modesti of the Daily News sees a pro football team as another potential downtown end-of-business-lifecycle investment. Meanwhile, Michael Hiltzik at the Times calls the NFL "The quintessential unreliable partner."
“I know occasionally we had to deal with cavemen — citizens against virtually everything," Tim Lieweke has been screaming around town this weekend, of his attempt to steal 600 acres of downtown Los Angeles.
To a developer who wants to bulldoze substantial acreage the sake of lining his own pockets, everyone in the path looks like a caveman. The neanderthals who don't like NFL football at all, and are content to watch the amateur college sport. The homo erectus who, barely standing on two legs, doesn't like the idea of not being able to get to the Music Center on a Sunday because all the cosmopolitan souls trying to get to the stadium are choking off the approach lanes. The missing link who would rather spend time with a book than plopping down in front of a flatscreen for nine hours every weekend.
We're all cavemen, we know-nothings who don't want pro football downtown! We're positively uncivilized. God knows more pro football fans is just what every city needs to elevate itself.
Lieweke to city: relax, sit back, enjoy it
"If we stand indivisible, we'll all ride the dirigible."