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Subsidize This!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

I can completely understand citizens who are opposed to the deal reached between the Indiana Pacers and the City of   Indianapolis over Conseco fieldhouse’s operations.  Frankly, I would have liked to have seen the City take over the facility and the Pacers pay rent and Indy collect the non-Pacer revenue.  However, the deal is what […]

A Deal’s a Deal

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

By now you’ve heard the City and the Indiana Pacers have worked out a 3-year deal with the Indiana Pacers to take over the costs of operating Conseco Fieldhouse.   The terms are pretty basic, the city “loans” the Pacers $33 million and change and the longer the Pacers stay, the less they have to payback […]

Pacers Problems

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

News Flash, the Pacers and the City of Indianapolis won’t reach a deal before the team’s June 30th deadline.  I’m shocked too.  (Insert sarcasm here) The big question now is what’s next?  I seriously doubt if the Pacers will go anywhere for several reasons. The economy is still in the tank and no municipality can […]

Monday Morning Musings

Monday, June 14th, 2010

I had a few thoughts in the car Sunday while driving back to Indy following a visit with the parents in Chicago.  Here they are… Huckabee Hounds Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels caused a stir by trying to be practical by calling for a “truce” in fight over social issues so this country can get its […]

Deal or No Deal?

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

That’s the million, or more appropriately, $15 million question that I’m asking regarding the City of Indianapolis and the Indiana Pacers.  I blogged last week that there was a potential short-term deal on the table.  My sources weren’t 100% on the mark, but they were pretty darn close. Here’s what I know, the Capital Improvement […]

Re-Checking In

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I’ve put down my martini, Cohiba and GQ magazine for a few minutes to comment on a few issues that have popped up this week Pacers Deal in the Works? My reliable sources are telling me the Indiana Pacers and the Capital Improvement Board could be close to reaching a short-term deal.   The way I […]

Checking In

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I was planning to wait until tomorrow to scribble a few thoughts on some city matters, but Wednesday is all day spa day, so I figured I’d better do it now.  My two thoughts are on the proposed transfer of the water company and waste water facilities to Citizens Gas and negotiations between the Pacers […]

Put the Pacers in Perspective

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

There are a couple interesting columns in the print/on-line media this weekend regarding the Indiana Pacers.  On its editorial page the Indianapolis Star says there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before the city assumes operational control of Conseco Fieldhouse and Bill Benner opines in the IBJ how the Pacers leaving […]

Friday Follies

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The following is a list of all the little things I’ve been meaning to blog about this week, but didn’t get a chance to do so.   I’ll be doing some follow-up on these items next week. but for now they all fall into the category of good gossip, more and innuendo. I’m looking through […]

Who Wants to Write the Pacers a Reality Check?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The Indiana Pacers are sending their strongest signal yet that if the city of Indianapolis doesn’t come up with $15 million a year to take over the operational costs of Conseco Fieldhouse, they’ll leave and go to another city. In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Pacers President Jim Morris said the team would look […]