Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mob Boss McCullers Makes His Move

As he is about to rub out a rival gang leader, Michael Corleone in the Godfather famously tells his assistant, Sonny: “It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.”

Mark McCullers is channeling his best Michael Corleone this week as he takes the knife to Consigliere Sigi Schmid.

The Dispatch reports this morning that Schmid made his decision not to return to the Crew after Boss McCullers filed tampering charges with the league office in an attempt to screw Sigi out of the coaching job at expansion Seattle Sounders. Sounds personal to El Luchador.

“Just because your contract expires doesn’t mean your obligations do,” McCullers told Shawn Mitchell. Obligations to do what? Kiss the Mob Boss’ ring?

Schmid clearly is leaving with a bad taste in his mouth, and who can blame him? The way McCullers and the other capitalists at the Crew Factory have handled this is shameful.

Now McCuller’s game is to hold Sigi’s Seattle candidacy hostage and shake down the Sounders for loose change. If McCullers has any class at all, he will drop this “tampering” charge immediately, announce Robert Warzycha as the new head coach and move on to the next play.

El Luchador is very upset with these developments: "Say hello to my little Friend."

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