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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby D-Trains on Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 pm

Don Gorgon wrote:But if they had done to Hansen and don't do it to OVG then there would be an issue....yeah? But they didn't do it to Hansen and now they are not doing it to OVG, they are being consistent about it, so there is no issue..is there? What is the issue?


That’s more or less what the longshore workers’ union argued about Hansen’s project four years ago — that it was public, not private, and needed to study alternative arena sites. The city and King County disagreed and kept the project private, but they offered a compromise because both were considering approving up to $200 million in public-bond funding for a Sodo arena. They had Hansen’s group study two alternative sites at Seattle Center.

But ILWU lawyer Peter Goldman argued that wasn’t good enough.
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby Don Gorgon on Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:06 pm

yeah...the key was supposed to be considered even then, and it is still now, still don't see what the issue is, Hansen needed to fulfill his contract, he didn't, again, i do not see the council going outside their original proposal for how they wanted to pursue this, i just don't

nobody took the Key seriously back then, it was viewed as just a thing to toss in there to make Hansen's search seem serious, that is the thing. It was supposed to be looked at, it got looked at and lo and behold someone came up with a counter-proposal, and all Hansen had to do to protect his was to fulfill his contract
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby OKC is not OK on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:45 am

Are Geoff Baker and Don Gorgon the same person?
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby D-Trains on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:18 am

OKC is not OK wrote:Are Geoff Baker and Don Gorgon the same person?


:)
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:27 pm

Aaron's latest commentary hits it out of the park YET again: http://q13fox.com/2017/11/12/commentary ... y-council/

Meanwhile, I didn't have a problem with the seats at the Key but apparently some people do: https://twitter.com/BringBackSonics/sta ... 2659139584

Scroll down to read Brian Robinson's response (yes, THAT Brian Robinson, who has become a Key supporter, drawing the ire of a good majority of Sonics fans). Wow, an additional four inches between rows!? Sign me up, I'm in! :roll:
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby D-Trains on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:36 pm

Four inches isn't even enough for Mr. Pennis. :)

I didn't realize that about Brian Robinson. I guess he read the the same Silver article that Don Gorgon did and figured if you can't beat em join em.....

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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:58 pm

D-Trains wrote:Four inches isn't even enough for Mr. Pennis. :)

I didn't realize that about Brian Robinson. I guess he read the the same Silver article that Don Gorgon did and figured if you can't beat em join em.....

dt


Pretty much, and actually, the entire staff at Sonics Rising has become Key/OVG supporters as well: https://twitter.com/sonicsman/status/930653538497175552 (scroll down to Hatton's response)

Onto better news, Creighton has lost!: https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5/statu ... 6253551616
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby D-Trains on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:08 pm

JAWA wrote:
D-Trains wrote:Four inches isn't even enough for Mr. Pennis. :)

I didn't realize that about Brian Robinson. I guess he read the the same Silver article that Don Gorgon did and figured if you can't beat em join em.....

dt


Pretty much, and actually, the entire staff at Sonics Rising has become Key/OVG supporters as well: https://twitter.com/sonicsman/status/930653538497175552 (scroll down to Hatton's response)

Onto better news, Creighton has lost!: https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5/statu ... 6253551616


Wow, makes you wonder if Sonicsrising got a little somethin somethin from OVG. A couple hundred grand would be a drop in the bucket for those guys to buy some PR.......wow........what a saga.

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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:15 pm

D-Trains wrote:Wow, makes you wonder if Sonicsrising got a little somethin somethin from OVG. A couple hundred grand would be a drop in the bucket for those guys to buy some PR.......wow........what a saga.

dt


HA, actually, a lot of Sonics fans on Twitter believe that is the case, although obviously there is no proof this. Still, I haven't been to SR due to their pro-Key stance. What's funny is that they held a poll a couple months ago about which arena option they chose. At the time, everyone from the SR brass picked "Sodo first with Key as an alternative". My, how things have changed since then. However, Brian is also on the Key Arena Advisory Panel so we can't be surprised if he's biased towards the Key.

This was Aaron's response to Brian's answer when asked if the Key's RFP was handled well: https://twitter.com/AaronQ13Fox/status/ ... 7332793344
 
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Re: Key Arena RFP begins on January 11th

Postby JAWA on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:17 pm

John Creighton with some parting shots towards Sonics fans: https://twitter.com/ByRosenberg/status/ ... 6017447936

I would say he's a bit bitter for losing, don't you think? :mrgreen: :P :lol: :wink:
 
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