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  • in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #339885

    adrock
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    what does out of town mean though? outside of columbus or outside of an hour away? anything successful downtown is going to rely heavily on people from the suburbs coming in and spending their money. clippers games are filled with people from hilliard, dublin, grove city, pickerington, circleville, etc who definitely would not be downtown if the baseball stadium wasn’t there (unless they were going to work). the same holds true for hockey games.

    the only major difference where people come into town from are when teams like detroit come here. and even then…who knows where they are actually from. i know a handful of local hockey fans who don’t go to CBJ games unless their fav teams (chicago or detroit or pittsburgh) are playing.

    it doesn’t say anything good or bad if they lose a pro sports team though. it happens all the time, in every sport. it’s simply a business and tons of businesses have packed up and left both columbus and the entire state. is OKC better than seattle because the sonics moved there? even if seattle also lost the seahawks and the mariners to OKC, would seattle suck? heck no. it will always be a better city.

    if columbus only has hockey to offer people to bring them into town, then we’re in big trouble. that’s obviously not true though.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #339880

    adrock
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    because money from out of town is better than columbus money? huh? who cares where they come from. i don’t even know if that’s true or not though. there actually are a number of people who travel for AAA games. and a lot of people came in from out of town to see what got national press as one of the best baseball stadiums in the country.

    i don’t see attendance for the clippers going down. it actually wasn’t that great last year past the first few games except for the dime-a-dog nights. if they really did bring in more people, then the bluejackets are pathetic. instead of something like dime-a-dog, getting a good deal at a CBJ game means you have to buy a $30-50 ticket/food package.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #339875

    adrock
    Member

    turbo ninja is right on. the fear mongering needs to stop because it’s not a big deal if they leave. not only that, but now it looks like huntington park will be even more packed in the summer if they’re going to start pulling in the big time shows like DMB. i’d bet that one DMB show will pump more money into the businesses there than 10 hockey games combined. all of the bars are going to be jam packed before, during, and after the show with people who love nothing more than to drink. bring in jimmy buffett or phish too and the case is closed for good.

    better quit being a hockey bar,and start being a wine tasting bar

    yep, yep. if your environment changes, you must change. or die. if that bar cant see that, they deserve to die and let a smarter business owner take over.

    in reply to: Peak Oil #343484

    adrock
    Member

    TomOver wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>
    the fact that there is a term like “anarcho-primitivism’ makes me want to punch the Wii playing 21 year old privileged kids who invented it in the eye.

    I don’t think they’re the ones who coined the term. It may have been an anthropologist or a sociologist.

    yeah, that term has been around for a long time, and the concept a much, much longer time and will be around for a while. from before thoreau to dr. kaczynski to the kids in black masks protesting the G8, the spirit will always be alive and well.

    in reply to: New York Jets coach fined 50,000 #343744

    adrock
    Member

    $50k is less than a weeks salary for him. i think that’s fine. if he were a young, black player, he probably would’ve been fined 3-5x that.

    in reply to: 610 WTVN #342540

    adrock
    Member

    Core_Models wrote >>
    Convince them, you will get things done.

    definitely. although i don’t think either of them make any published list, i’ve heard that BC and corby’s jobs are always safe at 610 because of how influential they are in central ohio.

    if anyone wants a small taste, listen to where the big bass brothers go to lunch at on friday and then go there the next day. it’s generally packed all day with middle-age and older people all talking about corby.

    ETA:
    a forum i found that sometimes has interesting stuff related to columbus radio is at: http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?board=223.0

    in reply to: 610 WTVN #342536

    adrock
    Member

    how can you not like the So Happy Its Tuesday show?

    i wish joel riley would get a regular show again. his producer ben johnson had a good show sunday nights for a little while too.

    there are some especially awesome callers on the sunday afternoon and evening shows. it used to be dirk thompson, but now i think chuck douglas does it.

    i’d like to see them get rid of one of the syndicated shows in the evening and put on another local host. hannity isn’t even live, so get rid of that and put a local guy on for at least an hour.

    in reply to: Columbus State Community College #342494

    adrock
    Member

    what are you going to be studying?

    in reply to: 2009 Taxes – Can I get my city tax I paid back? #342411

    adrock
    Member

    http://incometax.columbus.gov/check_file_require.aspx

    i would think that unless your employer screwed up or you’re under 18, you’re not getting city tax back.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #339845

    adrock
    Member

    well like the first post says…it’s 42 games a year. that’s not a big deal. the arena district takes care of itself when the weather is nice and that’s the beginning and the end of hockey season.

    if rent is the problem though, i don’t know why nationwide doesn’t just buy the team. like i’ve posted before about the crew, the same company owns the stadium and the team…so even if the team does technically pay rent, it’s just a single company paying rent to itself.

    in reply to: The Sale/Purchase of Nationwide Arena #339836

    adrock
    Member

    i’m fine with the CBJ leaving because it was simply a bad idea from the start and completely unsustainable. wanting the government to subsidize the team on top of all the other problems we have is insane. decisions like building an unneeded arena and the NHL creating almost as many teams as the NFL are just fueled by greed and over-consumption. the millions of these decisions that were made around the country for various things are why we are where we are right now.

    did anyone argue for columbus to subsidize polaris amphitheater? it’s about the same in my eyes. all these ugly monstrosities that no one ever really wanted were built everywhere around the country,and 10 years later none except the elite few have money despite packing in 15-20k people in every event.

    in reply to: Rediculous Internet Advertisements #340484

    adrock
    Member

    groundrules wrote >>
    i like that one for dictionary.com

    JD3 should definitely click that one more often.

    in reply to: Police Proposal to Split Short North Precinct #339129

    adrock
    Member

    JonMyers wrote >>

    NickWarzy wrote >>
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/01/16/redistrict.ART_ART_01-16-10_B1_JNGANPH.html
    According to the article:
    …Columbus Police Chief Walter Distelzweig unveiled a sweeping proposal that he thinks will increase efficiency on the street.
    The 1st precinct, which encompasses the Short North logged only 25,156 calls for service that year. That was factored into the decision to dissolve the precinct into two adjoining precincts.

    Cool, thanks for sharing the link.
    Honestly, I still don’t understand.. :) – sorry.

    i think it doesn’t make sense because the subject for the post doesn’t make sense. they don’t want to split the short north into two precincts, they want to dissolve the precinct so that it doesn’t exist and the area gets combined with 2 other precincts.

    i can only see this meaning less officers in the short north.

    in reply to: Hookah bar dedicated to OSU buckeyes #332760

    adrock
    Member

    i’d like to hear more on the soda. something like this hopefully?

    http://www.eatatblueplate.com/fountain.html

    i’m interested to see what this is like though. people in that area can be pretty annoying and the buckeye theme doesn’t help.

    in reply to: Pupillary Distance measurment #331735

    adrock
    Member

    hah. they’re lying their asses off. my eye doctor asks if i want a copy of it to take home with me in case i want to order something online.

    i think you might be best off just to stop in some places and flat out asking them to do it as a favor. i know one time my glasses broke at lane ave mall and i went into the lenscrafters and they fixed them even though i wasn’t a customer there. if they’ll put in a screw and refit glasses for someone who wasn’t a customer, then they might hold up a thing to your face for 5 seconds to help you out.

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