If you love your city - don't read THIS. I urge you to also avoid the comments section of that story.
Here are my initial thoughts given that I just found out about the dinner snub via the blog post.
1. We all know that the "Sheriff'sPosse" is a bunch of rich drunks who own horses. I love all of them and aspire to be rich enough one day to be both an owner of a horse and a guy who dresses up like a cowboy to get drunk without laughing hysterically at myself. That being said... people think you are a bunch of yocals when they read "Sheriff's Posse dinner" and the words "perform comedy skits" together. It doesn't have even a hint of sophistication in it. Think of any other city that you have some reverence for and realize they wouldn't make strangers go to a dinner like this if they wanted their guests to say nice things about them.
2. Obviously nobody warned the team about saying bad things about El Paso because they keep tweeting out insults. That's how much USC doesn't care about the game.
3. USC doesn't show for dinner - maybe there's something wrong with the schedule of events that makes them not want to... I don't know - maybe y'all shouldn't schedule goofy dinners and you won't run the risk of them blowing it off.
4. It's interesting how the author of the post has no real sympathy for El Paso. The entire piece just invites people to pile on El Paso - which they do.
5. In the comments section you can pretty much feel the hate for El Paso without reading any actual words. El Paso's proximity to Mexico is a major factor. Maybe El Paso ought stop playing up that whole "sister city" thing since nobody else in America thinks its a good thing.
6. Stop with the Mariachis at the airport and the sombreros etc... It's mentioned in the article and it's ridiculous that El Paso tries to play up those stereotypes and then gets all pissy when some marketing firm tells you that's what the world thinks of your city.
What are your thoughts?