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Dynamo: The long road home makes soccer stadium opening all the sweeter [Shelia Jackson-Lee photo]
Houston Chronicle ^ | May 7, 2012 | Jose de Jesus Ortiz

Posted on 05/07/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife


U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center) loses her shoe while Houston Mayor Annise Parker (left), Houston Dynamo President Chris Canetti, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Kent Friedman, Chairman of the Board Harris County Houston Sports Authority and El Franco Lee, Harris County Precinct One Commissioner kick soccer balls into the net during the Houston Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Houston. Photo: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle / © 2012 Houston Chronicle

........Unable to secure public funding for a stadium in San Jose or even nearby Fremont, it was only a matter of time before one of the league's original franchises bolted in December 2005 and eventually became the Houston Dynamo for their inaugural 2006 season.

When the franchise moved, Dynamo owner Anschutz Entertainment Group hoped to capitalize on the public support that had led to publicly financed new stadiums for the Astros, Texans and Rockets. In their seventh season in the Bayou City, Ching and his teammates finally will be moving in to their soccer-specific stadium.

...There were numerous failed attempts by the Earthquakes to secure a publicly financed stadium in San Jose.

In 2002, there was plenty of talk of renovating Spartan Stadium, which is on the Cal State-San Jose campus. From late 2002 through 2005, the franchise also flirted on and off with officials from Santa Clara in hopes of getting a stadium there.

An opening from San Jose

Officials in nearby Fremont, the Northern California city where Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear was raised, mentioned the possibility of serving as the home of the Earthquakes. There was one problem: They couldn't finance the project.......

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jacksonlee; soccer; stadium

1 posted on 05/07/2012 10:34:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sheila Jackson-Lee threw a shoe?
Hold on, I’ll get the Horseshoe nails,
one of Y’all get the twitch, she might bite.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 10:41:33 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center) loses her shoe”

It’s not easy to kick a soccer ball with a cat on your head! Oh!!!!


3 posted on 05/07/2012 10:41:55 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hooray for third-world kickball.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 10:42:05 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: tet68

LoL! I tried to think of something clever and couldn’t.

You nailed it.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 10:43:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Batman11
It’s not easy to kick a soccer ball with a cat on your head! Oh!!!!

I don't have the knowledge to pull in on Queen Sheila in the picture, but if it's possible it should be a keeper. Hard to tell if it's a cat or a rat.

6 posted on 05/07/2012 10:48:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

To bad she doesn’t lose her seat.


7 posted on 05/07/2012 10:48:59 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...There were numerous failed attempts by the Earthquakes to secure a publicly financed stadium in San Jose.
_____________________________________________________________The only ‘earthquake’ I see is the possibility of them causing one in that pic!


8 posted on 05/07/2012 10:49:35 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: humblegunner

I’d say that looks like a movied promo for “The Ringer II”


9 posted on 05/07/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: humblegunner
It won't collapse like stadiums in other countries.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 10:51:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So even professional soccer teams are leaving California for Texas?


11 posted on 05/07/2012 10:53:02 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Batman11

That’s Traficant’s wig, on-loan while he’s in the slammer.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 10:54:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: TurboZamboni

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ringer_%282005_film%29

“The film took seven years to get made due to its controversial subject.”

I just read the “plot.” =^D


13 posted on 05/07/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: cicero2k
So even professional soccer teams are leaving California for Texas?

:)

14 posted on 05/07/2012 10:56:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ColdOne
To bad she doesn’t lose her seat.

I agree but I don't get a vote in her district.

15 posted on 05/07/2012 10:58:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That GENIUS probably doesn’t know HOW to tie her shoes.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 11:01:16 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon, wrapped in bacon...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; mikrofon; martin_fierro; Roscoe Karns; dead; reagan_fanatic; Lucky9teen

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center) examines a model of the solar system to see the planets where the astronauts landed.

17 posted on 05/07/2012 11:02:13 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Moon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They are named “Dyanamo” after soccer and hockey teams in the former USSR. Nuff said.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 11:06:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, at least the team’s owners actually put up their own financing for the stadium, though the taxpayers of Houston are still on the hook for $35 million for the land and infrastructure improvements. If the stadium was that important, the Dynamo’s ownership should’ve done it all themselves. If they couldn’t, oh well, play somewhere else until they could.

But nowadays I guess the taxpayer is always supposed to foot the bill for sports stadiums that the owners can get the revenue from. Corporate welfare at its finest.

}:-)4


19 posted on 05/07/2012 11:10:56 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So Sheila is a toe-basher, huh?


20 posted on 05/07/2012 11:25:23 AM PDT by Obadiah (Resist we much!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They are named “Dynamo” after the Houston Dynamos, who played in various leagues in the early 1970s.

The team’s original name was Houston 1836, which was changed after Mexicans protested the name, which was chosen by fans and related to the War of Texas Independence.

“Dynamo”, or “Dinamo”, is used by a number of sports clubs and teams across Eastern Europe.

But nice try.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 11:32:19 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Obama vs. Romney: Zero x Zero = Zero.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

She couldn’t loose her brain, that was gone long ago. I recently used her as an example of not so intelligent Harvard graduate to slow down a Harvard student who..........wait for it ..... was certain that Harvard students knew everything.


22 posted on 05/07/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.americasblood.com/tag/loose-shoes-and-a-warm-place-to-shit/

Butz said that “the only thing the coloreds are looking for in life are tight p – - – - , loose shoes and a warm place to s – - -.”

“Two out of three ain’t half bad.” President Jack Nicholson

5-4-3 .....


23 posted on 05/07/2012 12:35:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I know Wikipedia can be unreliable, but here's what they have to say about it.

The choice of Houston 1836, however, soon became a political issue. While their stated intent was to link to the founding year of the city, it raised a furor among some locals of Hispanic descent, a major target audience, who related 1836 with the war for Texas independence. Due to protests from Hispanic fans, MLS opted to choose another nickname, "Dynamo". It refers to Houston's energy-based industrial economy, as well as a previous Houston soccer team, Houston Dynamos who played in the Lone Star Soccer Alliance and United Soccer League. The official reason for the name is that "Dynamo is a word to describe someone who never fatigues, never gives up. The name is symbolic of Houston as an energetic, hard-working, risk-taking kind of town." However, the name "Dynamo" also has precedent in the soccer world, specifically in the former Soviet Union and its allies (FC Dynamo Kyiv, FC Dynamo Minsk, Dinamo Bucureşti, FC Dynamo Moscow, Dinamo Zagreb, KS Dinamo Tirana and Dynamo Dresden among others) where the Dynamo Sports Club and its equivalents like the SV Dynamo were prominent Soviet institutions and notoriously held associations with the secret police forces, like the Soviet KGB and the East German Stasi.[2]

The original name choices in the fan contest were Apollos, Bulls, Eagles, Gatos, Lonestars, Stallions, Toros, Americans, Buffaloes, Generals, Houston 1836, Mustangs, and Stars. Strange they did not pick one of those.


24 posted on 05/07/2012 12:39:10 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tet68

***one of Y’all get the twitch, she might bite.***

May have to scotch hobble her and throw her on her side! Meanwhile, I will fire up the coal forge so we can hot-shoe her!


25 posted on 05/07/2012 1:00:56 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

26 posted on 05/07/2012 1:20:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

LoL!!!!

To the Red planet Shiela!

She’s aiming for the U.S. flag.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 1:28:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

To hell with soccer: this is a football nation!


28 posted on 05/07/2012 3:33:56 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Cincinatus' Wife; martin_fierro; Roscoe Karns; dead; reagan_fanatic; ...
El Franco Lee, Harris County

Shouldn't this be in Western PA & supporting a football team?

29 posted on 05/07/2012 4:44:17 PM PDT by mikrofon (Welcome, Houston Rockettes!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I hope she doesn't accidentally hit Neil Armstrong!
30 posted on 05/07/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

“She shoes! She scores!”


31 posted on 05/07/2012 6:16:48 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

32 posted on 05/07/2012 7:37:47 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

LoL.

You have talent!

Love the shoes, and she already had most of the hat (cute flower).

LoL!!


33 posted on 05/08/2012 1:15:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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