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What would we do without Ailene Voisin reminding us every five minutes that we better build that arena, and quick, with no quibbling about who should pay, etc. Just in cas you forgot this important point, she has devoted yet another columan to it today. http://www.sacbee.com/content/sports/columns/voisin/story/12235348p-13099267c.html
She talks to some lame sports consultant that probably helps team owners railroad the public into paying for arenas. Here's his quote, "We've been doing this for a couple of decades now," continued Bonham, "and we always hear that the public opposes investing in arenas. But the vast majority of arenas built since the late 1980s have been completely publicly financed or funded by a combination of private and public."
Nice. The grossest part of the article is when she refers to the doofy Maloofs as "Romeos". Gross. They're more Richard III than Romeo. Here's an apt quote:
But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty
To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion,
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time
Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,
And that so lamely and unfashionable
That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,--
Ooh. Literary snap.