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Everything posted by SShoe

  1. I have no idea how any potential winnings could be used, but I think you're right on the money, Slu let the dogs out. Downtown's current road network could definitely use a diet and some major improvements. Would make it safer and far more appealing to pedestrians. Some targeted real estate investments paired with those improvements wouldn't be the worst thing either.
  2. It's not just the developers that have to adjust. One thing people don't often recognize is the impact these incentives have on land values. In fact, it's often the sellers/speculators that receive much of their benefits because the incentives increase the amount that developers can spend on acquisition and make the project work, which helps drive up land prices. Getting those land prices back down to reasonable levels where a developer can still make a project work without the incentives is far more difficult once market expectations become set. Because they knew Cortex was going to take decades to develop, the TIF was set up to be flexible over time so that developers could adjust to changes in the market, maximize TIF revenues, and so the City could review each new project as it came in. In many ways, KDG's proposal is just a new TIF within the larger district and I don't believe there's any reneging on prior deals.
  3. Each deal is complicated and should be evaluated independently to determine whether or not the incentives are necessary or beneficial. Like most things, the problem is that politics tends to get in the way via aldermanic courtesy and other nonsense. While I'm cautiously happy to see Jones attempting to roll back the use of these incentives and/or leverage them to increase investment in other parts of the city, doing so is tricky for a number of reasons. The market has gotten used to these incentives being available and if you pull the rug out too quickly, it could certainly halt investment/progress.
  4. He had a green light, just not from 30' with 15 seconds left in the shot clock.
  5. This may be irrational, but I fear the NCAA will allow immediate transfers going forward.
  6. Anybody know if Williams can handle the ball when Yuri's out? If he can, then there's really no need for another PG.
  7. I always felt like Nesbitt's move made a lot of sense. Go to Memphis early to see what it's like, get acclimated, and then have the opportunity to decide if it's the right fit without really losing anything. It's also possible that Nesbitt went to Memphis, got homesick and wanted to come home. I'm excited about nearly every player on this team, but if the Bills want to take the next step, we need to get this type of prospect as well.
  8. That's pretty much the state of basketball today
  9. The last call on Collins was awful for its lateness and the phantom 5th on French was equally bad, but the worst call of the game was the charge on French where the guy was standing in the middle of the circle. There's 2 points we didn't get back. Add on French's ridiculous foul on the 3 where the guy then made all 3 FTs. Stupid on French for getting that close, but also a total acting job by the shooter. Refs were about as bad as they come last night and they were definitely a factor in this one.
  10. Edit - nope, just checked. We actually choked down the stretch of that one.
  11. Pretty sure we beat them there during Goodwin's freshman year.
  12. That's why it rained here all day on Saturday instead of snowed.
  13. This definitely feels like a moment where a rush to judgement is not the best move.
  14. I love Perkins, but Toppin required soooo much attention from defenses. Jalen Crutcher is clearly a good player, but he's already showing how much Toppin meant to that team.
  15. yuck, didn't realize he was out for the whole season.
  16. Some ranking systems might, but the ones that count don't give earlier games any less weight. I think when it's all said and done, the computers are going to love our wins vs. LSU and NC State.
  17. Well, I think it depends on how much better Kentucky gets by the end of the season. They often aren't very good in November/December, but are rolling by the end of the season. If that happens, and Northern Iowa gets healthy and rolls through the Valley, their stock could rise.
  18. Hopefully that changes. Richmond is a good team and we need their metrics to reflect that.
  19. So much of it has just been not having our offense go through French and Goodwin for everything. And Goodwin's FTs looked pretty smooth last night.
  20. I asked this question in another thread, but don't think there was an answer. Are the computer models still giving additional weight this season to road and neutral wins over home wins? If they are, we need to find some more road games since home court advantage is mostly negated this year.
  21. If Goodwins hits 80% and French hits 55%, we're Final Four baby!
  22. I think that could be a good role for Linssen.
  23. If French shoots 55% from the line, we're a top 15 team.
  24. Seems like many too Temple and St. Joseph players (except no Delonte West) and not enough Xavier players. Don't think I would take Fernandez over someone like Roman Saito, Stanley Burrell, or even a Scoochie Smith.
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