Monday, October 16, 2006

Sacramento Kings Fans Need to Vote

Kings fans, we'd get more use out of a beautiful new arena than anybody. Even if you only follow the Kings from your couch and never buy a ticket, developing the old railroad yard downtown into an arena would be good. Even if you don't give a flip about basketball.

Because what Sacramento does not need is a hazardous waste dump left festering--that place is a Superfund site, the grossest of the gross. I hate to even use the turning-lemons-into-lemonade image, because those are some mighty toxic lemons. Yuck.

Of course this kind of enterprise is expensive and big profits go to the developers. But the millions it takes to build a sports and entertainment complex don't just float away--they are salaries for construction workers and profit margins for suppliers. And when the place is open, well, even the Kings concession stands makes more money than an abandoned railyard.

1 comment:

Jim Dunn said...

My name is Jim Dunn. I run a blog called The Detroit Pistons Today. I am planning on putting together a huge regular season opening day post. This will include a writer for each specific team. I am contacting you on this matter because I would like you to write an article on the Kings. In the article, you may put whatever you want. I would like it to be somewhat of an article about the opening regular season game that your team is playing. The star-player match ups, and what you think the outcome of the game will be. Not from a fan's perspective, how you really think the game will turn out. It will take me a while to get this set up, so I would appreciate it if you got back to me as soon as possible. If you choose to accept it, I would also be grateful if you could write your article and send it to me near the beginning of the regular season. You can contact me any time via email at My site can be found at Thank you and I hope to hear back soon.
Jim Dunn