imau2fan wrote:Very interesting. The Penguins have consistently touted the IoC plan, and nothing else, when questioned about arena talks.
We always assumed it was merely their staying on message, in order to comply with their IoC contract. That may be the primary reason, but perhaps unlike us, they're not giving up on their plan. Perhaps they're thinking the unthinkable--that they could actually win! Well, hell's bells, who's to say they can't?
Listen to most of us. At first we were all beating the drum for IoC. Now some of us are saying, "Hey wait a minute, maybe we can squeeze the other applicants into promising an arena." The bottom line is the same--we just want the Pens to stay.
Now I don't know what to do. I guess we should just keep the pressure on every front possible, and hope one of the cards turns up an ace.
I think the IOC is the best plan just because of the section of the city it hopes to revitalize. The arena is a bonus, and not just for the Pens, but its badly needed for this city in a terrible terrible way.
I guess I would take consolation if FC wins, and somehow the Pens get their arena, it doesn't make it right, but anything that keeps the Pens here I will be ok with.