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  1. 2017 NBA Offseason

    https://mobile.twitter.com/wojespn/status/900119503203438594 Thomas, Crowder, Zizic to CLE for Kyrie???
  2. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

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  3. WWE SummerSlam, 20 August 2017

    So Barclays Center is cursed, right? Finn Balor, Asuka, and Big Cass all injured there in the last 12 months. Am I missing anybody else?
  4. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    AP preseason top 25 http://collegefootball.ap.org/poll Top 5 Alabama Ohio State Florida State USC Clemson
  5. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    Basically, it's Tampa's January* holiday (but not St. Petersburg, where the game is and where teams stay) concerning "pirates" who takeover the city. There are krewes, a bit similar to Mobile and New Orleans have with Mardi Gras. Like New Orleans' Mardi Gras, the late 80's/early 90's both cities had endured racial tensions as public monies were going to private krewes (groups) who would discriminate in not inviting minority or female members. *-It used to be the second Monday in February and a school holiday for 80% of the county schools, but moved to Saturday in 1988.
  6. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    Reminder: Next Saturday is Week 0 and the season begins. Plus... 1-More trouble for Hugh Freeze as he had contact with a "disassociated booster" over 200 times. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2017/08/18/hugh-freeze-phone-calls-mississippi-booster-phone-records/580663001/ 2- On Friday, Penn State gave James Franklin an extension and raise the same day one of his former Vanderbilt players was sentenced to 15 years for the rape under his watch and lied to the team about seeing the video plus contacted the victim. 3- And there's still no money to pay players above cost of attendance. http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/oklahoma-football-gets-flashy-160-million-upgrade-stadium-and-facilities
  7. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    The race team loses about $1M/year. http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/truck/story/_/id/20372352/with-eye-future-nascar-cup-series-ownership-brad-keselowski-shutting-camping-world-truck-series-team http://www.mrn.com/Race-Series/NASCAR-Camping-World-Trucks/News/Articles/2014/12/Brad-Keselowski-Racing-Loses-One-Million-Dollars.aspx
  8. 2017-18 NCAA Football Thread

    Might as well have a more stable company as title sponsor. They've had magicJack and bitcoin processor, BitPay, before. Their last stable brand was Beef O'Brady's.
  9. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    The University of Cincinnati built and raised the $85M for their 2015 renivation/expansion which included a new press box, new concession areas, 35 suites, and 1,100 club seats. Why should they really want to bend over? The West Pavilion, thenew suite tower, has rentable spaces through Conference Services, including the suites. http://www.uc.edu/eventservices/venues/wpavilion.html Remaining at Nippert, FC Cincinnati has the following revenue restrictions: *Zero on-campus parking revenue, which basically means zero total parking revenue *50% of the concession revenues, which is 50% of UC's cut from whatever was made by them. *No naming rights *Little advertising revenues *Cannot book outside events *Limited suite revenue outside of the ticket price.
  10. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    The rent charged by the university ($5,000/game) under the current terms is only for USL games. MLS expansion would necessitate an increase and the university damn well knows that. Digby, I've got the Portland agreement with Peregrine on another device. I can try to link to it as it really appears you've never seen it.
  11. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    +1 Here's the FC Cincinnati clause with the university. If selected to MLS, they've got to renegotiate with 30 days.
  12. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    You realize that nearly all clubs in North America pay a municipality some payment in exchange for using the facility, right? The municipality floats the bonds. What is your hangup regarding Portland specifically?
  13. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    The Timbers have the master lease to the stadium. Peregrine Sports LLC, the Merritt Paulson-led investment group that owns the Timbers and the Thorns has full booking power and priority via the agreement with the city. Portland State doesn't get a lease for their games from the city for their games, they directly deal with the Timbers.
  14. Bottom line is that everybody received their RFI on Friday, July 21, interested cities replied and the bid committee made their decision to proceed with list above. They all have until September 5 to think up of the tax breaks and incentives to give the bid committee to just place them on a list of cities for FIFA to review. The US/CA/MX bid committee will have their list by the end of September. Whomever is most aggressive may get odd preference outside of locks like NYC, LA and Miami, which also are the top three US cities in terms of international airport passenger arrivals.
  15. For the record, Chicago withdrew in December 2009 as the city balked at making financial guarantees that could have cost taxpayers millions on the back of their failed Olympic bid which the taxpayers were also down on.