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September 30th, 2011 — Sioux Falls, Sports
. . . that this spot would be a great place to build an Events Center, and wondered what was going on at this location, sounds like quite a bit here pretty soon;
SIOUX FALLS, SD – One of Sioux Falls’ largest building projects in years could soon be taking place just off one of the city’s busiest streets.
Developer Don Dunham, Jr. wants to build an apartment complex and sports facility in the area south of 41st Street and Grange Avenue. The new development carries a total price tag of $30 million.
As I have mentioned in the past, if sports complexes are needed, they should make money and should be privately funded. Dunham is about to find out.
May 18th, 2011 — Sports
I had kinda forgot about this until Hos reminded me this morning. Over ten years ago I had a couple of tickets to the Legends baseball game at Canaries stadium. I didn’t really care, but I thought it would be a waste to not use the tickets, plus it would be fun to watch a bunch of old geezers hit some balls around. I can’t recall how many were there, but it was a slew, Harmon Killebrew was one of them. I took Hos’ son Tyler, I don’t think he really cared much, but I figured a few hours of sanity away from him was good for her. I also remember the little money me and him had on us we spent on some dogs or something. Well it came around to selling raffle tickets to win a signed Willie Mays ball, and I didn’t have enough dough. This nice lady behind us bought Tyler a raffle ticket, and he won the ball. Turns out she was Harmon’s wife and she got all the guys to sign another baseball for Tyler. It was pretty cool. Not sure if Tyler has either one of the balls still, probably sold them for a geetar or something.
March 16th, 2010 — Sports, Uncategorized
For some, March madness means basketball. Not the crowd I run with. This time of year is getting ready for the NFL draft April 22nd. Pouring over mock drafts is part of that process. Dude, Sy, here’s your chance to lay it on. After all, I have not been very kind to Big 12 football.
I took the following pic in KC when the STEELERS were playing, er gettin their ass’es handed to em. This is the play that Big Ben got his concussion on. Big Ben might be Pig Ben. If it’s true, trade his ass while he still has value. The STEELERS are rebuilding anyway.
February 18th, 2010 — chicken, Cock Rock, Lame, Sports
I wasn’t aware of this, but it seems you can improve a team’s success by changing their mascot to a more menacing animal. In light of this new discovery, the Sioux Falls Canaries will now be called the Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants. Take THAT Wichita Wingnuts! Your days of intimidating the lowly Canaries with whimsical alliteration are over!
Granted, the new name does better reflect the local (imported) wildlife. But other than different uniforms and letterhead, what’s the difference? Will the games be any more fun to watch – especially from the right-field party zone – now that we have a new mascot? Doubtful. Will the league expand to more than five or six teams so there’s a little variety to the opponents? Not likely. Will the team break into the real MLB farm team system so we can see future all-stars instead of the odd has-been? That would be nice. In fact, all the changes mentioned above would be great, and a real improvement to our local sports scene. But all of them are difficult. Changing a name is easy. I wonder which changes local baseball fans would prefer.
I know what I’m going to do in honor of the new name. Tonight, I will take the last two pheasants out of my chest freezer, thaw them, cover them in bacon, stuff them with garlic, onions, and peppers, and roast them at about 300 degrees in a pan with about an inch of beer in the bottom until delicious.
Now there’s something I can cheer for.
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January 14th, 2010 — Bobby Knight, Sports