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 on: Today at 02:27:59 PM 
Started by Groin_pull - Last post by uncle zeffy

If we don't come in first... Who cares what place we finish?

 on: Today at 02:17:12 PM 
Started by jesmu84 - Last post by CreightonWarrior
So Herman was better as a coach than he is as a prognosticator....
Not a banner year for that man

 on: Today at 02:13:29 PM 
Started by Groin_pull - Last post by Schmidtyfactor
We might come in third. But we are definitely in first right now.

If we don't come in first... Who cares what place we finish?

 on: Today at 02:10:24 PM 
Started by Groin_pull - Last post by LAMUfan
You call that football?

Indiana fans have football too LOL!

right  Wink

 on: Today at 02:06:11 PM 
Started by jesmu84 - Last post by JEllensonWags85

Watching McCown looking miserable has made me wonder just how good Trestman is with QB's.  He made McCown look like a top 10 QB last  Josh looks like a joke.

One of my friends who is a huge Bears fan, was a VERY vocal McCown supporter and Cutler-hater.  He threw a fit when McCown was allowed to walk and thought we should have parted with Cutler cause McCown was the better QB and option last year.

Naturally, I gave him some grief last night after the first half, and he came back with a litany of excuses about how its not McCown's fault and he would still be EXCELLING in Chicago

 on: Today at 01:52:17 PM 
Started by Heisenberg ELLENSON - Last post by TallEllenson34
I don't think having the Bucks, MU, UWM and Admirals under the same roof would work for scheduling.

Leave the Arena, knock the BC down.

 on: Today at 01:43:26 PM 
Started by Heisenberg ELLENSON - Last post by Canned Goods n Ammo
A couple of thoughts on this:

1) I have no dog in this hunt, so in the end, I'm not terribly concerned about the consequences. I live an hour from Milwaukee in NE Illinois and we have enough of our own problems, thank you very much. Our state spent somewhere between $200 million and $400 million more than it needed to on a publicly financed football stadium to preserve a crumbling war memorial and to build a toilet seat inside some Greek columns -- so who are we to judge!

2) The only way I could imagine that a privately financed stadium works is if the Bradley Center and the old Milwaukee Arena are torn down. I don't see that as necessarily an automatic in this debate. The Arena, which has not hosted the Bucks or Marquette since 1986, is still standing and I wonder whether the Convention Center District would be open to removing the Arena-Auditorium for an asset they did not control or potentially benefit from. Both sites have to go to ensure the new facility has no competition.

3) The model for a privately financed stadium is Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles condemned the land in Chavez Ravine for the stadium and improvements. Walter O'Malley, the then-owner of the Dodgers, financed the stadium's construction and operated it. One of the big contributors to the eventual success of the Dodgers was Union Oil Company of California's sponsorship, which repaid a financial commitment that company made to the Dodgers. Union Oil sponsored Dodger broadcasts and was the only advertising in Dodger Stadium for years.

4) For a privately financed stadium to work, the owners would require a significant commitment from Marquette regarding use of the stadium and, probably, a commitment from the Admirals and the UWM Panthers as well. I also think the number of concerts would have to rise exponentially. I'm no expert in stadium economics, but I suspect that only Marquette and the concerts could benefit from the incremental amenities and capacity with the new arena.

5) I don't know what to think of the possibility of losing the Bucks. I do know that when the Milwaukee Braves left town in 1965 for Atlanta, it left a huge hole in the hearts of baseball fans in Southeast Wisconsin. The ugliness surrounding the Braves' move south, the bitterness both before and after the team left, really didn't subside until a good part of the generation that was huge Braves fans basically died. The Brewers did a lot to fill the hole, but the lingering animosity toward major league baseball lasted for a long time. I suspect the Bucks have been so bad for so long that the animosity won't be as severe but who knows? Unlike major league baseball, if the Bucks leave, the NBA is NEVER coming back.

There is no doubt in my mind that a private stadium CAN be financed by almost any owner in the NBA. The problem is, they just don't want to, and to this point, most don't have to.

Cities will finance and build arenas and stadiums and give the teams all of the, parking, concessions, etc.

Why would any owner pay for it themselves when there are markets out there that will pay for them? It's happened across all pro sports.

Why would the Wilf's pay for a new Vikings Stadium when they can get the State of MN to do it for them? Way less risk, way less $ up front, and they still get to reap all of the benefits.

The Bucks ownership isn't going to build without public funds. Won't happen. They will want a good amount of public $. That's how it works.

 on: Today at 01:35:22 PM 
Started by Groin_pull - Last post by humanlung
Why don't we all just do the following:

1) Chill out until some of the experts on 24/7 that we know are accurate start to switch predictions, and;
2) Develop a tiny bit of self-esteem so that we don't immediately think the basketball world is coming to an end because another school shows interest in one of our recruits. 

If my memory serves me correctly, we have lost recruits before and somehow survived as a program. 

 on: Today at 01:30:22 PM 
Started by Texas Western Ellenson - Last post by TallEllenson34
I think playing in the same arena as the team is a big part of the connection. Obviously DePaul doesn't get that advantage.

Or playing in the same zip code...

 on: Today at 01:16:52 PM 
Started by Groin_pull - Last post by dgies9156Ellenson
Kentucky fans have football to focus on  Wink

You call that football?

Indiana fans have football too LOL!

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