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About jimmytheidiotboy

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  1. I've gone to three Goats games and hardly sit down. The park is awesome. Tons of fans are in the shop, the fan zone, the Bears BBQ Pit, etc...there are so many great places to just lean out over the wall and watch. It's better than sitting, so I think these photos can be misleading from that standpoint. All three games I've been to have been SRO at the gate. So, the tickets are sold. I'm sure corporate seats go unfilled on alot of nights, and then the amount of people standing is astounding. Don't knock this. It works.
  2. It's true though. The Yard Goats have tailgaters man. TAILGATERS! The colors, the look, the state of the art park...all if it smokes what the Pack does year in and out at the XL. The last time the XL had any type of energy was when Baldwin came back and re-branded them as the CT Whale. Crowds weren't huge, but they were friggin' LOUD
  3. And by being the Rangers b-i-t-c-h-e-s for 20 years, they would be well to do to repay us for it.
  4. Da-da-da..dadada!
  5. It's 48/52 this morning
  6. Exactly Mark. I was so opposed to it, but after taking in the game last night which was near capacity, I went home and salt and peppered my feet and swallowed them whole. The Dunk makes New Britain Stadium look really dated and farcical in comparison. This new park is the gold standard for minor league stadiums much like New Britain's was nearly 25 years ago. I made a bad judgment call and I stand by it. The Yard Goats will work and I, for one, am super impressed.
  7. Took in my first Yard Goats game tonight. The Dunk is amazing. It's really a great place. For once, Hartford, despite the long to get there, has something to really be proud of. I was opposed to the move from New Britain but after being there tonight, want to admit that I was wrong and the move was a great idea.
  8. If the old fashioned, clueless, old white men morons who occupy the bulk of our legislation can't see the forest from the trees on this issue and fix that building, the entire state will become a destitute wasteland. No millennial will ever entertain the idea of staying here for a career, no industry would move here (unless we increased the deficit by giving some incentive laden "free ride"), and other young to middle age professionals like myself will probably pack up and hit the road. I love my home state but I am getting increasingly frustrated with the super conservative, no vision enabled government that keeps us all mired in knee deep mud. Think progressive.
  9. Well... http://fox61.com/2017/05/10/city-looking-for-law-firms-as-hartford-moves-closer-to-bankruptcy/
  10. That's an average of $274 per citizen in Hartford County as a one-time fee. If it opens up to statewide offer, it goes down to approximately $58 per citizen and if including Western M***** (Springfield area) it gets even lower. It'll never happen because it's too easy and makes to much sense. Nobody can see past their nose in this state.
  11. Joe Markley & my brother are against. That's all I've heard...
  12. Looking beyond the idea that every NHL team may relocate to the new XL Center (that was for WP98), the bigger idea is to save the UCONN basketball and football programs. Without a new arena, UCONN will never be asked to join a Power 5 conference and the program will steadily decline as recruiting becomes more and more difficult. We are seeing cracks in the foundation now. To keep UCONN hoops a mecca, they need a "real" facility. Said facility also allows for hosting a round of the NCAA Tourney and other higher profile events. All this dovetails into the football and hockey programs which can grow rather than tread water in the AAC. This will also generate ore than 2.1 million a year in revenue for those watching. So, NHL aspirations aside, this arena is a must for civic growth period. My 3 cents
  13. I think the Eastern League should now allow them to play all of their games at home this year to make up for living on buses all last season. HAHA
  14. Please. He's the best they can do in that conference.
  15. http://news.sportslogos.net/2016/12/08/vegas-golden-knights-trademark-re**sed-by-uspto/