Friday, February 17, 2012

News Item

Dallas Mavs Mark Cuban Makes Bizarre Remarks As He Saves St. Patrick's Day Parade

JAMES O'BRIEN, IrishCentral - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has stepped in to save the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dallas which was canceled due to lack of funds. However, his reason for saving it may prove controversial with Irish groups.

“I just thought it was fair that more people should be able to kill as many brain cells on Greenville Avenue as I have in my life," Cuban said.

“I passed out in many of the booths there.

“I said if I have lost enough brain cells there everybody will get that opportunity, too."

Cuban, who is Jewish, is a billionaire. In addition to the Mavericks, Cuban owns Landmark Theatres and Magnolia pictures and is Chairman of the HDTV cable network HDNET and an investor in the television series ‘Shark Tank.’ He was ranked 459th richest in the world by Forbes magazine in their annual list with a wealth of over $2 billion and is married with two daughters and a son.

The parade had become a victim of its own success as organizers do not have the funds to pay for extra security for the 100,000 crowd who assemble at the Greenville Avenue location. Organizers had given a deadline of February 17th to come up with the full amount of $100,000 to cover the entire cost of the parade, most of it for added security. The extra money pays for police, barricades and trash pickup he stated.

Everything's bigger in Texas, including Mark Cuban's mouth. Thank God for the organizers and sponsors who make Kansas City's St. Patrick's Day parade the very best in the nation. 

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