I was within a few feet of Sacramento’s former City Manager John Shirley, when he announced the Sleep Train could not compete with the new arena. Something about a non-competing clause. Sealing the fate of the 30 year old complex. Arco, (now Sleep Train) opened in 1988 its cost a mere 40 million (below average … More Do not Tear down Sleep Train Arena
“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…” Leo Tolstoy In 2008, no one was surprised. Building a new home … More Kings Fans Hated Her
Final touches are being added to the New Golden 1 Center at 5th and J Streets in Downtown Sacramento. After more than a decade of ultimatums and threats ,the new home of the Sacramento Kings will open October 4th with a Paul McCartney Concert. The half billion dollar venue can accommodate 17,500 for basketball and 19,200 … More Trapped in Downtown Sacramento
NBA Reffree Bill Kennedy far Right, Rajon Rondo ( white sweat band) On Dec 3rd In a game between the Sacramento Kings and the Boston Celtics in Mexico City. NBA referee Bill Kennedy ejected Rajon Rondo from the game due to consecutive technical fouls. Being ejected from a intense game is frustrating. However its … More Sac Kings/NBA Punishment Fail after Gay Slur
The City of Sacramento has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to attract or retain a profession sports franchise. There must be a hidden paragraph in the city’s Mission Statement. That allows the city to casually spend million on sports. Meanwhile the Sacramento Philharmonic ,Sacramento Opera and the Sacramento Ballet struggle with minimal support from the … More SPORTS VS the arts in Sacramento
Every now and then I get a little crazy That’s not the way it’s supposed to be Sometimes my vision is a little hazy I can’t tell who I should trust or just who I let trust me People try to say I act a little funny But that’s just a figure of speech to … More Kevin Johnson,What about your friends?
By CityFella Build us a new modern arena by 2017 or we will leave town. Sacramentians are familiar with this sentence from the National Basketball Associations playbook and by golly, next fall Sacramento will open the ultramodern Golden One Center Downtown, the newest NBA Arena( I mean Entertainment Complex) in the nation. Until the … More GOP Presidential Candidate Scott Walker chooses Professional Basketball over Public Education