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Interesting blog man. I agree with the Buzz city logo, but I believe its a regional thing. Bring back the buzz was a huge Grassroots operation and I believe this embraces that demographic as well as the rest of the city. Sorta like "windy city" for Chicago..Instead of Queen city. Buzz city embraces the team but the logo could have been better by far. That and the new Hugo

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Geez what have I started here. I only wanted Carolina as the prefix because it would give the team appeal all around the Carolinas and match up with the Panthers and Hurricanes prefixes.

But now I started a discussion about Queen's , England and someone mentioned eating an apple with an orange while ink was still drying or something!

When the Bobcats were forced upon us in CHARLOTTE, a new Arena was built for them using CHARLOTTE tax dollars. When naming the Bobcats, it was required by the City of CHARLOTTE, that the team name had to be CHARLOTTE instead of Carolina.

I would also expect to see CHARLOTTE on all uniforms like the original Charlotte Hornets.

Well apparently CHARLOTTE taxpayers love getting screwed over by major sports owners time and time again? Don't forget that it's almost time to buy Richardson some upgrades because heaven forbit they actually reinvest their revenue back into capital investment themselves. Apparently capitalism pro sports version requires massive taxpayer subsidies.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.

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Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.
Yes, it is. Sadly.

http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org

He's right on target - we're ignoring our infrastructure problems (not to mention underfunding socialist things like public transit, public schools and fire & police departments), but have seemingly no problem subsidizing millionaires.

Infrastructure just isn't "sexy" enough, and we're starting to pay the price for ignoring it.

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Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.
Yes, it is. Sadly.

http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org

He's right on target - we're ignoring our infrastructure problems (not to mention underfunding socialist things like public transit, public schools and fire & police departments), but have seemingly no problem subsidizing millionaires.

Infrastructure just isn't "sexy" enough, and we're starting to pay the price for ignoring it.

Well the overused local infrastructure might be in bad shape...but the infrastructure that actually connects the nation (you know, the highways and waterways in the rural parts) is fine. It's weird that site gave America a D+, but only graded about 20 states out of 50 in 2013.

For your socialist things...send in a check. They need the extra help.

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EDIT: repost

UNRELATED: Pagan?! Dude!

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Love all the Hornets 2.0 gear.

My wallet won't be liking all the spending I will be doing hahahaha.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.

Disagree completely.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.

Disagree completely.

Ok, great. I guess we've had different experiences. I've driven cross country a few times and had no problems. I guess you're lucky to get to work due to crumbling roads and highways falling apart. You're probably lucky to be alive with everything crumbling around you up there in Philly. C'est la vie.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.

Disagree completely.

Ok, great. I guess we've had different experiences. I've driven cross country a few times and had no problems. I guess you're lucky to get to work due to crumbling roads and highways falling apart. You're probably lucky to be alive with everything crumbling around you up there in Philly. C'est la vie.

I'm not sure how driving across country is an indicator that the infrastructure is fine. Infrastructure is more than just roads. I take two subways and a 50 minute regional rail (or Amtrak if I feel like splurging) to work, and rely on trains, buses, trolleys, as well as highways and roads. Rail lines in the NE are in pretty poor shape, and there's no money to keep them up. There's constant talk about improving the connctions between Phila and NY, which would have a dramatic economic impact because it would be much easier to live in one and work in the other, but the lines are in such bad shape that they can't even be upgraded to support the high speed trains.

Additionally, rail lines (at least in the phila region) are constantly being delayed or suspended, which has an economic impact both due to the fact that people can't get to work, or don't want to live in certain areas that would require commuting on unstable lines.

Also, bridges are crumbling all over the country, and while I don't recall the actual numbers, there were a significant number of those in the northeast. We just had a multi-year bridge repair project here, and there's a list of all of the other ones that need to happen but just can't.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.

Disagree completely.

Ok, great. I guess we've had different experiences. I've driven cross country a few times and had no problems. I guess you're lucky to get to work due to crumbling roads and highways falling apart. You're probably lucky to be alive with everything crumbling around you up there in Philly. C'est la vie.

I'm not sure how driving across country is an indicator that the infrastructure is fine. Infrastructure is more than just roads. I take two subways and a 50 minute regional rail (or Amtrak if I feel like splurging) to work, and rely on trains, buses, trolleys, as well as highways and roads. Rail lines in the NE are in pretty poor shape, and there's no money to keep them up. There's constant talk about improving the connctions between Phila and NY, which would have a dramatic economic impact because it would be much easier to live in one and work in the other, but the lines are in such bad shape that they can't even be upgraded to support the high speed trains.

Additionally, rail lines (at least in the phila region) are constantly being delayed or suspended, which has an economic impact both due to the fact that people can't get to work, or don't want to live in certain areas that would require commuting on unstable lines.

Also, bridges are crumbling all over the country, and while I don't recall the actual numbers, there were a significant number of those in the northeast. We just had a multi-year bridge repair project here, and there's a list of all of the other ones that need to happen but just can't.

Fair points, though it's still tough for me to say the "national" infrastructure is crumbling. We can still get around just fine for the most part. Overall, it's more deficient than total crumble.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.

Disagree completely.

Ok, great. I guess we've had different experiences. I've driven cross country a few times and had no problems. I guess you're lucky to get to work due to crumbling roads and highways falling apart. You're probably lucky to be alive with everything crumbling around you up there in Philly. C'est la vie.

I'm not sure how driving across country is an indicator that the infrastructure is fine. Infrastructure is more than just roads. I take two subways and a 50 minute regional rail (or Amtrak if I feel like splurging) to work, and rely on trains, buses, trolleys, as well as highways and roads. Rail lines in the NE are in pretty poor shape, and there's no money to keep them up. There's constant talk about improving the connctions between Phila and NY, which would have a dramatic economic impact because it would be much easier to live in one and work in the other, but the lines are in such bad shape that they can't even be upgraded to support the high speed trains.

Additionally, rail lines (at least in the phila region) are constantly being delayed or suspended, which has an economic impact both due to the fact that people can't get to work, or don't want to live in certain areas that would require commuting on unstable lines.

Also, bridges are crumbling all over the country, and while I don't recall the actual numbers, there were a significant number of those in the northeast. We just had a multi-year bridge repair project here, and there's a list of all of the other ones that need to happen but just can't.

Fair points, though it's still tough for me to say the "national" infrastructure is crumbling. We can still get around just fine for the most part. Overall, it's more deficient than total crumble.

apologies for derailing and this will be my last comment on this but anyone else can respond freely...will leave it at this, just reference the collapsed bridge in minnesota...there are dozens if not hundreds of bridges that need to be replaced and then there's the delayed seismic retrofitting thats nonexistent out west. and lastly many of the railways haven't been replaced since the late 1800's.

we gots some problems.

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yep. it started today. the first of 3 phases on the stadium paid by the city. phase 1 major items, new scoreboard and escalators. slightly biased version here http://www.fieldofschemes.com/category/nfl/carolina-panthers/

Americans are damn fools. We have a crumbling national infrastructure yet we can find hundreds of millions for upgrading 15-20 year old stadia.

Meh...the national infrastructure really isn't crumbling.

Disagree completely.

Ok, great. I guess we've had different experiences. I've driven cross country a few times and had no problems. I guess you're lucky to get to work due to crumbling roads and highways falling apart. You're probably lucky to be alive with everything crumbling around you up there in Philly. C'est la vie.

I'm not sure how driving across country is an indicator that the infrastructure is fine. Infrastructure is more than just roads. I take two subways and a 50 minute regional rail (or Amtrak if I feel like splurging) to work, and rely on trains, buses, trolleys, as well as highways and roads. Rail lines in the NE are in pretty poor shape, and there's no money to keep them up. There's constant talk about improving the connctions between Phila and NY, which would have a dramatic economic impact because it would be much easier to live in one and work in the other, but the lines are in such bad shape that they can't even be upgraded to support the high speed trains.

Additionally, rail lines (at least in the phila region) are constantly being delayed or suspended, which has an economic impact both due to the fact that people can't get to work, or don't want to live in certain areas that would require commuting on unstable lines.

Also, bridges are crumbling all over the country, and while I don't recall the actual numbers, there were a significant number of those in the northeast. We just had a multi-year bridge repair project here, and there's a list of all of the other ones that need to happen but just can't.

Fair points, though it's still tough for me to say the "national" infrastructure is crumbling. We can still get around just fine for the most part. Overall, it's more deficient than total crumble.

Maybe it's "east coast bias" or arrogance or whatever, but I don't look at it as "getting around" or liesure type travel, but rather more like "critical path" commuting. That's not to devalue a highway between Arkansas and Mississippi, but more to stress the importance of strong infrastructure in the "economic backbone". Obvoiusly there's other critical areas besides the North East, it's just what I'm most familiar with.

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