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A little AEG love?

November 15, 2008

I am a current Kings season-ticket holder, and I am writing this letter in response to the recent letters regarding the Kings and AEG.

Personally, I am excited for the first time in a long time now, as I have seen a strong commitment from AEG to stick to a structured plan to help build a team that is exciting and competitive to watch, both now and heading into the future.

It's always exciting watching a team grow, and feeling like you are a part of that process, almost as if it is partly "your team." Tim Leiweke seems to be one of the most passionate people in all of sports, and I feel that very passion will translate into a winning tradition for years to come.

Randy Bechtold

Redondo Beach


Does Tim Leiweke seriously not know if fans will like or dislike AEG's refusal to sell the Kings to an owner that actually shows interest in the team? Let's see, this will be the sixth consecutive year they will have missed the playoffs, they have jacked up prices in spite of losing records, fans have responded by staying away from Staples Center in droves and he is still in the dark about the perception of the few remaining followers?

To paraphrase the late, great Chick Hearn, if the only two choices to AEG's decision are either happy or sad, then happy just left the building.

Isabella Warren

Granada Hills


Tim Leiweke is sadly mistaken if he expects Kings fans to lap up his every word and proclaim no hard feelings while we sit around and wait for his company to give the impression they know what they are doing.

For starters, his boss should come out of hiding and act as if he owns a pro sports team in a major market. Watching the team you own play in person is not an unreasonable request. Having a photo and more than two lines in your team's media guide is not asking for too much. When Al Davis' eccentric behavior appears normal in comparison, the time has come for Phil Anschutz to join the 21st century.

Jonah MacKinney


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