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Everything posted by SShoe

  1. It may be higher now, but second place resulted in a $350 savings bonds 7 years ago.
  2. Maybe, maybe not, but it strongly reduces the chance that the person next to you has COVID. Impact on attendance will be nominal.
  3. I think it's mostly about not wanting to cannibalize their West County location with another one in St. Charles, and also the Metro East not having enough population to support one. So try and draw from both sides of the river with a centrally located one that has good highway access and visibility. The bigger story here may be about the university's willingness to divest many of its land holdings. Definitely a change in policy from the prior regime.
  4. When I say relatively cheap, I'm speaking relative to other key large sites in Midtown. The price will be good, but not nearly what it would be if the site was north of I-64 closer to CORTEX. I'm sure they wanted the site at Grand/Chouteau, but the university wants something more transformational there, plus the land price would be much higher than the site at Chouteau/Compton.
  5. Most TG locations are suburban, but there are some urban examples.
  6. Where else can you find 10+ acres of relatively cheap land that can attract both Missouri and Illinois residents?
  7. The refs were terrible, but if it weren't for many of the ridiculous charge calls, I'd say they helped us since Boise couldn't hit a free throw.
  8. Nesbitt's shot was off last night and he made a few bonehead plays (like trying to draw a foul from the defender instead of dunking it during a fast break), but he was a key player on defense and on the boards. His one block, steal, and pass up the court on transition was a thing of beauty.
  9. Gibson can't really create for himself, which makes it hard to see it being him. All his shots are either off the pass or a few dribbles after a guy closes on him at the 3 point line. Nesbitt may be the answer in 2 months, but we'll see. There may be some benefit to having this arrangement as long as Yuri can handle it. I often think teams go iso too early and/or too much late in games. I understand wanting your best player to take the shots down the stretch, but seems like offenses don't work nearly as well when they do. Keep running your offense that you've run for the prior 36 minutes of the game.
  10. Don't really have one. It's Yuri trying to create for someone else. He takes the shot if everyone else is covered.
  11. He's not the beast that French was and he doesn't have the same low-post moves, but at least he can hit a free-throw.
  12. I've got 4 free second row tickets for tonight's game. PM me if interested.
  13. Depends on the grade of the tear, but I'm hoping it's just an MCL tear/strain. He could be back playing at pretty much full speed in a month.
  14. You’re almost there. Just replace your irritation with having to continue wearing a mask despite having done the right thing and switch it to the vaccine or negative test requirement, which would make the decision much easier for parents or seniors. I’d much rather they have a vaccine mandate over the mask mandate. It comes down to placing the “freedoms” of those who choose not to get vaccinated for often ridiculous reasons above the health and safety of those who have responsibly chosen to do so, but have to remain vigilant because they’re seniors, have health concerns, or are ineligible for the vaccine. These types of policies put the needs/wants of the irresponsible over those that have less choice in the matter and it’s not right. As you said, “let them bear the brunt.”
  15. This is a good post, but I fundamentally disagree that people's decisions are being made for them here. Unvaccinated people don't have to go to Billiken games. Vaccine mandates for sporting events are the carrot, not the stick.
  16. I don't think we should demand the same of a 5 or 7 year old as an adult, but that's just me. I also don't think vaccines are health safety theater. The health checks, spray-downs, and half-mask wearing are, but vaccines are clearly not.
  17. I think Delta changed the overall concern level for kids, but I can assure you that my concern level for my kids' health has always remained high. My wife and I do not keep them out of most things (school, sports, etc.), but we also make sure to assess increased risk wherever it may be. I clearly need to brush up on my Wu Tang.
  18. Yes because they don't currently have a choice in the matter.
  19. This entire conversation ignores the many fans who can't yet get vaccines (kids). I'd personally like to bring my three kids who are all currently ineligible for the vaccine without having to worry about them catching it. They'd probably be fine, but 10-day quarantines are no picnic. Good policy should reward good and responsible behavior. If you don't want to get the vaccine or a negative test, fine. Just know you could miss out on some fun stuff like a Billiken ass-kicking of Auburn. The entire idea that we shouldn't have rules/laws because people will just break them is also silly.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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