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Louisville Arena Authority Offers Bizarre Reassurance

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August 15, 2012
Louisville Arena Authority Offers Bizarre Reassurance

Louisville Arena Authority Chairman Larry Hayes expressed confidence in arena finances today relying on a bizarre strategy of primarily maintaining the status quo, according to a WHAS11 report by Joe Arnold. According to Arnold’s report, he told the Louisville Arena Authority members that he’s “excited about the future” and has “every reason to believe”...
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Louisville, Seattle, Sacramento and the NBA

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August 12, 2012
Louisville, Seattle, Sacramento and the NBA

HoopsWorld NBA Editor Steve Kyler, a man in the know about the NBA, wrote an interesting piece on July 31 suggesting that the Sacramento Kings are all but done in their current hometown when their arena lease expires at the end of next season, meaning they will need a new home for the 2013-14...
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Reed: Death to Penn State Football

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July 20, 2012
Joe Paterno

In the name of simple decency, Penn State needs to give itself the death penalty. Cancel the 2012 football season. It won’t begin to atone for the atrocities that the late Joe Paterno refused to see through his thick glasses, but it will be a symbolic gesture that shows the university understands how disgusting...
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Bourbon stirred with a Cigar and mixed with a Gun

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June 28, 2012
Bourbon stirred with a Cigar and mixed with a Gun

This was too good to pass up without writing about. I received an invite for an evening of cigars, bourbon, beer, food, music, guns, and more. It’s this Saturday, June 30th from 6pm to 10pm join at TG&G for Smokin Barrels. Maybe it’s because I am not originally from Louisville but Bourbon and Guns aren’t...
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Louisville’s Long, Tortured Professional Sports History

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June 26, 2012
Pete browning

There is no doubt that Louisville does big sporting events extremely well, which might be expected given its practice with 138 Kentucky Derbies.  Churchill Downs has also hosted eight Breeders’ Cup Championships, more than any other racetrack.  Down the road in Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park hosts the annual Rolex Kentucky Three Day, the...
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KFC Yum! Center Lease: Problems from 2011 Still Exist in 2012

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June 21, 2012
KFC Yum! Center Lease:  Problems from 2011 Still Exist in 2012

This article was originally written last year when there was some debate as to where a potential Louisville NBA team would play, at the new KFC Yum! Center or at a renovated Freedom Hall.  Unfortunately, unless the Louisville Arena Authority can re-negotiate the arena lease with the University of Louisville Athletic Association, everything in...
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Tenanting Key to Fixing KFC Yum! Center TIF Woes

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June 15, 2012
Tenanting Key to Fixing KFC Yum! Center TIF Woes

At Monday’s Louisville Arena Authority’s (LAA) meeting, the LAA Board of Directors decided it’s time to part ways with the Kentucky State Fair Board and find new arena management.  Three national venue management firms have made proposals to manage the KFC Yum! Center with the Board hoping one of these firms can help the...
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Oklahoma City Thunders into NBA Finals; Louisville Watches

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June 11, 2012
Oklahoma City Thunders into NBA Finals; Louisville Watches

Last year’s NBA Finals brought an interesting global story line to the table, with German Dirk Nowitzki leading the Dallas Mavericks over the Miami Heat, coached by Filipino-American Erik Spoelstra. When this year’s NBA Finals tip off on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, it will be a David-and-Goliath story:  small market versus big city. ...
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PatheTIF: What’s Next for the KFC Yum! Center?

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June 11, 2012
PatheTIF:  What’s Next for the KFC Yum! Center?

As has long been speculated by many, Moody’s finally downgraded the Louisville Arena Authority’s debt to junk bond status last month.  It wasn’t just a one-notch downgrade, but a double-notch downgrade from Baa3 to Ba2, two rungs below prime.  The decision was due mostly to the limited arena revenue streams and the repayment model....
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Talking Baseball at Breakfast

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May 22, 2012
Baseball was brewing at the Biz First Breakfast

  At the Business First What’s Brewing Breakfast this morning, I learned a new reason to hate Albert Pujols, the former Cardinal slugger now hitting .212 (ha ha) with 3 homers for the Angels. Pujols is swinging a bat manufactured in Louisiana by a company named Marucci, one of several new competitors keeping our...
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