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  •  But when Pat The Bunny McCrony (3+ / 0-)

    was mayor of Charlotte, it didn't stop him making an end run around the taxpayers to get a new arena built to bring the NBA back to Charlotte.

    At least when Karmanos brought the Hurricanes to Raleigh he put up a chunk of the money for the new arena.  And now Debbie Yow is trying to squeeze them out of the place.  But it does get used more than it doesn't... unless of course, there's a lockout in the NHL.

    What I wanna know is how the Wings fans are taking the idea of moving out of the Joe?  Although I suppose when the Joe was built, it was the same story.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 12:40:10 PM PDT

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    •  Big time Red Wings fan here. (1+ / 0-)
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      I, for one, am perfectly happy with quirky, rickety old Joe Louis Arena.  
      Crazy-ass steep steps and all.

      I can see Canada from my house. No, really, I can.

      by DuzT on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 06:56:01 PM PDT

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      •  I suspect you're not alone (1+ / 0-)
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        I guess folks in Chicago finally got used to the UC, but you won't have a conversation with any long-time Hawks fan that doesn't involve a discussion of the old Chicago Stadium.  Usually in reverent tones, with that sad-eyed look people save for talking about lost loves.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 06:30:13 AM PDT

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