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Sacramento Downtown Arena : David vs Goliath 2- Hail Mary or All the Kings Horses…….

February 27, 2014

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One door may have closed on one of Sacramento bloodiest fights.  A new Arena for the Sacramento Kings. Two groups, Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) and Voters for a fair arena deal collected more than 22,000 signature which would have allowed the Citizens of Sacramento, to vote on the controversial  $258 million dollars contribution […]

City of Sacramento rebating Sac Kings owners for overpriced Kings?

January 15, 2014

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By CityFella Last year the Sacramento Kings was sold to Vivek Ranadive’s Group for more than 500 million dollars..   This transaction was the highest in NBA history. There are allegations the City of Sacramento  intended  to rebate the owners in a form of undervalued land  included in $258 million subsidy to build a new arena […]

Someone told a Joke and the Sacramento Bee placed the Joke on the Front Page

December 17, 2013

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Sacramento Bee posted a joke on the front page of today’s paper. The Joke A downtown Sacramento arena would not cause substantial traffic jams on game nights, thanks to the strength of the city core’s street and freeway system and the likelihood that 10 to 15 percent of patrons will walk or take transit to […]

NBA Arenas: Next Stop Milwaukee ( Taxpayers not feeling it-Law makers cautious)

June 19, 2013

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Now that’s Sacramento is in place.  The next NBA challenge is  Milwaukee home of the Bucks Quick Glance of  Milwaukee,Wisconsin City Population-6oo,ooo Metro Area 2 million  Milwaukee is the home to the international headquarters of 5  Fortune 500 companies  Johnson Controls , Northwestern Mutual, Manpower, Rockwell Automation and Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Bucks Wants a New Arena  […]

Sacramento Downtown Arena : (Thoughts of Stockton) Voters should Approve Funding

June 2, 2013

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Sacramentans can exhale, the Kings are staying and the Maloof‘s are gone.  Mayor Johnson  efforts must be commended . Once the celebrating ends and the last bit of purple confetti is swept away, reality begins. A few weeks after the council approved a non binding  $258 million term sheet.  City Manager John Shirey told the […]

Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

May 12, 2013

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Clearly its personal……  It’s not about the City of Sacramento or Seattle.   It’s about  honor and principal. The newly empowered, Maloof Family wants respect.  If they had the cash, I believe they would stay in Sacramento and build this team, the brothers liked Sacramento and the liked owning a professional franchise.   But they don’t have the capital. […]

Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?

May 3, 2013

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The drums are beating in Sacramento‘s neighborhoods.  Details in the term sheet has made many local groups, organizations, bloggers  uneasy.   There are large cracks in the term sheet. Critics have questioned the  real numbers , which could be as much 400 million.   On April 8, Dan Walter, Columnist with the Sacramento Bee said. The area’s largest […]

FIRST: Jason Collins

May 1, 2013

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A few weeks ago my daughter and I saw 42, the movie about Jackie Robinson .   It was a very moving  as I know the loneliness and the ongoing emotional line one walks when he is the first. The first person stands straight, he or she measures their words because we know the expectations, we know […]

Sacramento Kings-Arena Deal: Seattle vs Sacramento (Seattle has the edge)

April 26, 2013

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Its a stressful time for the  National Basketball Association board of governors.  Two cities, Seattle Washington and Sacramento California are vying for one  professional basketball team the Sacramento Kings. The issue for both cities may come down to  which city is in the best position to build a new arena? In 2006, Sacramentians voted against a measure […]

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians

April 2, 2013

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After reviewing the Entertainment and Sports Center(ESC) Term Sheet. The Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians.  The 2013 sheet is overly optimistic with perfect storm forecasts.  It  has several unsubstantiated claims for growth and insufficient  traffic/parking studies.  In a city facing deficits this  year, the questions becomes is the ESC a good deal from […]

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