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Old 02-27-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: central, between Pepe's Tacos and Roberto's
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Did you watch the game the other night? Your Flyers put a hurting on my Caps just like last year's playoff series. At least they made a nice comeback last night against the Thrashers 4-3

Could you imagine the KC Islanders??? There is talk about it over in the hockey forum. I could only imagine them playing in those uniforms they wore a few years ago with the sea captain on the front and the fans in Uniondale stating "We want fish sticks", courtesy of the Gorton's fisherman ads. LOL.

Sorry about the threadjack folks.
I did not, but did watch the incredible shutout win over the Kings a couple of nights ago. That being said, the Caps are STRONG this year. Should be a good post season I think.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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They are looking pretty good for the playoffs. A.O. should finish with about 60 goals and win his second straight Hart.

I see the Flyers let go of Metropolit (former Cap) to make room for Briere. Looks like they will have a good finish as well. Who knows, they may meet up again for another great 7 game series.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: DFW
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the devil knows how to ice skate??? definitely no baseball or football, way to hot!
They appear to know how to handle it in the Phoenix Area.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a park bench...
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The Sharks would be a natural for an NHL team here. Does anyone remember the XFL (Ten Fans Left)? The Demons should have been here, not San Francisco. The Outlaws just didn't fit for Vegas.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I think the problem with Las Vegas is that it has a transient workforce, unlike many traditional cities where most of the people work Monday to Friday, and have the weekend off to go to sports events. Although, I understand that Las Vegas has diversified somewhat, it is still a city whose main industry is the service industry.

I also do not believe that there is much civic pride, most people moved to Vegas from other places in America. People do not have pride in living in Las Vegas. I bet if you asked 100 people who moved to Vegas from somewhere else, if they liked living there, I bet you only 10% would say that they love it there. Sports fans who are transient workers from elsewhere are loyal to their sports teams from back home.

The NBA might come to Las Vegas in the near future, that is, if the city decides to pony up the funds to build a new stadium. Thomas and Mack will not do. The NFL will never come, the NFL does not want to expand and even if they did, they would go to Los Angeles. Another problem is the possible conflict of interest in pro-sports in a city which has the only legal sports books in the United States.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I think the problem with Las Vegas is that it has a transient workforce, unlike many traditional cities where most of the people work Monday to Friday, and have the weekend off to go to sports events. Although, I understand that Las Vegas has diversified somewhat, it is still a city whose main industry is the service industry.

I also do not believe that there is much civic pride, most people moved to Vegas from other places in America. People do not have pride in living in Las Vegas. I bet if you asked 100 people who moved to Vegas from somewhere else, if they liked living there, I bet you only 10% would say that they love it there. Sports fans who are transient workers from elsewhere are loyal to their sports teams from back home.

The NBA might come to Las Vegas in the near future, that is, if the city decides to pony up the funds to build a new stadium. Thomas and Mack will not do. The NFL will never come, the NFL does not want to expand and even if they did, they would go to Los Angeles. Another problem is the possible conflict of interest in pro-sports in a city which has the only legal sports books in the United States.
My opinion is definately the opposite of yours.

Most (yes most) people are proud to call Las Vegas home. Where are you getting your negative information from?

I'll tell you how proud people are to call Las Vegas home. They give, they open their hearts and their wallets when there is a time for need. Las Vegas residents give to their local services with donations to private foundations, to charities, they donate to our hospitals and dog shelters, they donate willingly to any family that needs help. They give to our K-9 police and march proudly in our parades for MLK, Gay Pride, Cinco De Mayo and Columbus/St. Patty's Day. There is a waiting list of Las Vegas residents (yes, a waiting list) to serve the homeless in our shelters, especially on Thanksgiving Day, when we give thanks for all we have.

Over 12 million dollars was raised by Las Vegas residents/businesses for the new Ruvo/Cleveland Clinic Institute this past Saturday night. Built with private donations, mostly from Las Vegas residents/businesses.

Some of our valley hospitals don't need volunteers, they have too many!

If people had no pride in where they live and they weren't happy to call Las Vegas home, they wouldn't give so much of their time and money!


And what does gambling/sports books have to do with a major sports team being located here?

NOTHING!

And what do YOU THINK, major sports is only played on weekends? You think all the population of the Las Vegas Valley have to work on weekends?

Please, do some research. According to your post history you lived here and didn't like it (along with many other places). You know NOTHING about the people of Las Vegas after having left here after a very short amount of time.

Time to move on, take a walk in the sunshine and get over it.

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