Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Blades of Steel

All riiight, Penguins stay in Pittsburgh. Kiss our morally compromised ass, Kansas City.

This guarantees all kinds of interesting things, like more hockey games and probably an arena implosion not so far down the line.

And it hopefully foretells a good year for Pittsburgh sports in general, by which I mean the Pirates lose fewer than 85 games and Roethlisberger doesn't get himself hit by another car.


Blogger Nate said...

Good for Pittsburgh sports. I like this bit of talk from Ed Rendell:

"If you don't like gaming, understand that we would have lost a very important institution for Pittsburgh. The Penguins would have been gone."

That's right, if your city can't have a slots casino then it can't have a professional hockey team either! What's that you say? You don't care about -- too late! Lalalalala! Next question.

I also don't think it's appropriate to pat themselves on the back for not using tax money, given that the gaming proceeds they're budgeting with are not what you'd call a terribly progressive revenue source. Plus one can imagine all kinds of compelling, non-hockey municipal uses for the state's new gaming money anyway. Hell, any fan will probably be able to think of at least one if they have to take a PAT bus to the new arena.

But, at the end of the day, I am happy for Pittsburgh's sports landscape that the Pens are staying.

3/13/2007 10:30 PM  
Anonymous danblim said...

I care somewhat about Kansas City, but not sports, so you're spared much beyond this explanatory sentence.

3/15/2007 2:28 AM  

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