Reading too much into things in my bread and butter. It's what I do best. So when I saw SUAthletics.com's puff piece on Club 4•4, I couldn't get past the first three paragraphs of it:
In a perfect world, Syracuse University would build a new retractable-roof stadium for its football and basketball teams.
"They do them more efficiently these days," said Daryl Gross, the school’s athletic director.
Short of spending a few hundred million dollars on new construction, however, Syracuse is content with investing a fraction of the cost to periodically renovate the 30-year-old Carrier Dome.
Wait, what are we talking about here? Why are we discussing a retractable-roof Dome? Was that on the docket? We even got a quote from DOC Gross about it?
That's weird, right? Why would you bring up the idea of a brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium when you're here to discuss how great the new fancy club in your old stadium is?
Like I said, maybe I'm just grasping at straws here but that just strikes me as odd. Especially the quote. You don't just randomly place quotes at the beginning of a press release about a topic that's unrelated to your central discussion. Especially when that quote drives him the value and low cost of building a brand new stadium.
A topic for discussion at Club 4•4 over some ceviche and white wine, I suppose.