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Elephant Polo? February 17, 2007

Filed under: In The News — jojanoski @ 9:25 am

Polo on Yahoo! News Photos

Aside from being fascinated with this picture, I keep wondering what in the world “elephant polo” is.  Hmmm, I wonder if we could get that here. They could play in Heinz Field during the off season. Maybe one could be trained to replace The Bus on the Steelers.  Hey, just thinking!

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3 Responses to “Elephant Polo?”

  1. Bob Says:

    Hockey better get a deal done pretty soon regarding Mellon or a new uptown arena, or the elephants may be performing instead of the Penguins. Ha!

    Honestly, I don’t see the NHL leaving the Burgh, but I HATE the way these pro franchises put a gun to cities’ heads with their demands that the taxpayers pay for their lavish new stadiums. The same thing happened in Kansas City last year regarding Arrowhead– give us 500 million bucks for renovations or we’re out of here.

  2. jojanoski Says:

    Oh gosh! Hockey–elephant polo—hockey–elephant polo–what to choose?

    About the arena, Mario actually had a deal lined up that wouldn’t cost the taxpayers a dime. It was privately funded with the provision that company would have the rights to a new casino by the stadium. Well, the casino rights were political capital the politicians (the governor, specifically, I think) …the politicians needed for other political philandering. So they turned down that offer and gave the casino to someone else. Now, it’s the politicians twisting the Penguins’ arm to accept their offer, which of course, comes from tax revenues. The whole deal stinks to the high heavens. They’ve been having meetins for weeks.

  3. Bob Says:

    Yea, just so’s you’ll know, Kansas City has offered the Pens a sweetheart deal, too. Unlimited dates (of their choosing) at the brand new Sprint Center, paying no use fees and only sharing part of the gate revenue. KC is desperate for either an NHL or NBA franchise to come there, or that state-of-the-art facility will fail, adding yet another boondoggle to their long and sordid history of failure at nearly everything not involving the NFL.

    I agree that hockey may not be the proper vehicle for KC, given their large minority population, but it would certainly be better than what they presently have–nothing.


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