Sigi Schmid is a popular topic for Southern California scribes. Here's another story on Herr Schmid, this one from the San Diego Union-Tribune's Mark Zeigler.
Even though he's been gone for four years now, Schmid is still a favorite here in SoCal. I know whenever the Crew comes one of the things I look forward to is talking to Sigi Schmid. He's a very friendly fellow, not shy, loves to talk and quite helpful.
And although I can't speak for all the local hacks, those who thought Schmid deserved to be fired are well in the minority.