From 1973 to 1986, Jim Hardy was general manager of the Los Angeles Coliseum.
He talked recently of the current plight of the 71-year-old facility, still undergoing repairs from last January's earthquake. Recently, one estimate pegged the repair bill at $92.7 million and climbing.
"It's sad to me, what's happening to the Coliseum," he said. "It's a classic case of throwing good money after bad.
"About 20 years ago, I drew up a plan for taking the Coliseum private and turning it into a state-of-the-art facility. Carroll Rosenbloom (the Rams' owner, who died in 1979) loved it. He was willing to finance it.