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Danny Granger to invite arena workers to dinner

Posted on: October 16, 2011 3:37 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Here's how you start winning fan support during this nasty lockout mess. You do what Danny Granger did. You invite all the arena workers whose jobs are in limbo to a dinner you're paying for.

Granger tweeted Sunday:



Absolutely a terrific gesture by Granger, but you really want to give them a lockout gift? You could give them their jobs back. That would be good too.

I do take some level of discomfort though at the apparent PR pandering going using "arena workers" and other people put out of work because of it. I'm not questioning Granger's motives or intentions, because it's a great thing from him, but I feel like we're on the verge of the forgotten arena worker becoming the face of the lockout, only because both sides are trying to take full advantage of them to gain sympathy. Maybe that's just me though.
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nootmeak
Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:29 pm
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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:44 am
 

Danny Granger to invite arena workers to dinner

Having encountered Danny during his college years at New Mexico, and his continued interaction and support in Albuquerque, I can tell you this is a very genuine action on his part.  He cares about people around him and values them.  I believe it's from his upbringing.



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 11:44 am
 

Danny Granger to invite arena workers to dinner

I am in no way a Danny Granger fan but I applaud his jesture. It wont help this people pay thier bills or put food on the table but it is nice to see a player or owner for that matter show they know this affects others and isn't just about them and their money. Good for you Danny Granger.


hoganshoes123
Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 11:34 pm
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