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1 posted on 12/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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These taxpayer-funded sports arenas are sheer folly and a manifestation of our infatuation with bread and circuses.

I just don't get it.

2 posted on 12/05/2012 4:28:19 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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This is just dumb. We need transit. We need to extend the lightrail into VABeach. We need money for schools and roads and infrastructure and we are going to get a

BOONDOGGLE complements of celebrity struck council.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 4:31:18 PM PST by OpusatFR
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a city-owned $350 million arena


4 posted on 12/05/2012 4:34:48 PM PST by DManA
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It’d be stupid for the Kings to move. Hampton Roads is the 36th biggest metropolitan area in the country, smaller than Sac-town by a bit (Sacramento is #25). They’ve never had a major league team in anything for any length of time. If the Kings are having trouble drawing in Sacramento, I can’t see how they would do any better in Virginia Beach after the novelty wore off in a couple of years.

Then again, heck, everybody thought the Hartford Whalers were nuts to move down here to become the Carolina Hurricanes, and that worked out well for them. So who knows.

}:-)4


6 posted on 12/05/2012 4:36:30 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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Not before they pay back in full the $$$ Sacramento loaned them.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 4:40:28 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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Let me know when, and I’ll help you pack. Enjoy the MaGoofs, VB.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 4:47:58 PM PST by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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The one thing to be proud of about Los Angeles - no NFL teams. The city let both the Rams and Raiders go rather than cave into the extortion demands for a free stadium.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:08:16 PM PST by Arthurio
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Kings ticket holder until my move in 1995.

The Maloofs want to move the team. They tried to strong arm the city into a new arena downtown.

For years Sacto could not get the all-star game because too few hotel rooms. Finally they qualified and got the game.

The Maloofs moved the game to Vegas, with league consent. That’s the day I would have stopped being a Kings fan or buying tickets.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 5:15:07 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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Orlando spent about $375 million on a $450 million arena to keep the Magic a few years ago. It was supposed to help the Magic lure big name free agents

Lured Dwight Howard to the LA Lakers

Even worse, the tax money was spent on the DeVos family...owners of Amway...and big GOP contributors. Yes, there are a lot of big money GOP who like welfare, too, unfortunately

Interesting in Sacramento is that the mayor is Kevin Johnson...a former NBA player. When the NBA player is not willing to give in to a NBA team....you probably do not want that team for your city


13 posted on 12/05/2012 6:44:32 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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I lost interest in the Kings after the Maloofs fired Adelman and got rid of all the players who were such colorful characters.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 7:00:12 PM PST by willk
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If Virginia Beach gets a team, Washington would want one too.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 7:42:14 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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The Kings ownership has become an embarrassment to Sacramento.

They need to go elsewhere so we don’t have to support the losers anymore.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 7:51:07 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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