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SPIN?: Papadakis Taverna is Closing Sunday

Disclaimer: This is a fanshot, merely posted for fun... After 37 years of business, Papadakis Taverna in San Pedro will shut their doors and cease operations on January 31, 2010. Hmmm, 20 days after Petey left town. For those of you somehow unfamiliar with the Papadakis name, well, they are pretty influential in the $c community. From the article... Eventually, the restaurant became an important recruiting tool for USC during the Pete Carroll years. Heisman trophy winners Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush committed to play for the Trojans while eating at Papadakis. A reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 2005 called the restaurant the Trojans' "secret weapon." But his description of John Papadakis making impassioned speeches to the high school seniors led USC to investigate. But the university found no recruiting violations. Of course, the crack $c Compliance Team found no wrong doing then. But something is fishy here and it ain't the Kakavia. I would be willing to bet we see the Papadakis name mentioned in coming weeks. Of course, I could be completely wrong and this could just be coincidence, but stranger things have happened...

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