None of the $125 million in "renovations" to the Linc coming to you in 2014 means a darn thing to me unless they result in closing the open end of the stadium.
But they won't. The stadium remains---and will remain--- open at one end. Goodbye again, 12th Player on the Field... Even if we as phans on site want to contribute to the team's success with lots of noise at appropriate moments of the game, it simply will not be allowed by the physics of the "open end" of the structure.
This is why you need football credentials if you are designing a football stadium--- everyone knows how the vocalization of a home crowd dissipates through the open end of a stadium... Emotional momentum is literally sucked through a vacuum.... What, are the architects of the Linc up for an award for parity? Do the Eagles' architects secretly have a death wish?
Win at home and split on the road... there's your ticket to the playoffs. But there is no longer any "home advantage" for the Eagles--- and a part of the reason is the home stadium's blow-hole design.
All the potential sound effect of home crowd enthusiasm blows out the hole at the end of the field...
No time available apparently for the research of sound retention upon the ultimate home-team stadium experience...The operational managers of the Linc seem to be fixated instead upon adding consumer amenities... Yeah, like that's what I shell out $160 for a ticket to a lousy seat at the Linc for, just to watch the Eagles lose as I survive in total visual and restroom comfort?
The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to add 1,600 seats and two high-definition video boards as part of a $125 million stadium revitalization project to be completed before the 2014 season. Lincoln Financial Field is undergoing a facelift just 10 years after it opened in 2003.
But sadly, none of it will close the hole... or add an iota of home-field advantage.
"We have had discussions with season ticketholders over the past couple of seasons to find out what was important to them. We listened and developed a plan of action," Eagles President Don Smolenski said. "Our main goal when we began this project was to dramatically enhance the gameday experience for our fans."
Other upgrades include murals honoring the franchise's greatest players, Wi-Fi installation and two bridges and an escalator to provide faster access for fans.
Well geez, all of that is fan-tastic, Don.... But what about the competitive edge? Fan noise acoustics were never addressed?
High-definition video? Heck, it's AUDIO upgrades we need! What happened to the audio at an Eagles home football game?
"12th Man" factor is real, folks... just ask the Seattle Seahawks. And 75% of it IS RELATED DIRECTLY TO STADIUM ARCHITECTURE.
Okay, I'm done...
What a coincidenceA chicken farmer went to the local bar. He sat next to a woman and
The woman said: "How strange, I also just ordered a glass of champagne."
"What a coincidence," said the farmer, who added, "It is a special day for
me. I am celebrating"
"It is a special day for me too, I am also celebrating!" said the woman.
"What a coincidence." said the farmer.
While they toasted, the farmer asked, "What are you celebrating?"
"My husband and I have been trying to have a child for years, and today, my
gynecologist told me that I was pregnant."
"What a coincidence," said the man. "I am a chicken farmer and for years
and all my hens were infertile, but now they are all set to lay fertilized eggs."
"This is awesome," said the woman. "What did you do for your chickens to
"I used a different rooster," he said.
The woman smiled and said, "What a coincidence"
Unless,...actions changed from yesterday,.DVAX is under investigation because a group of lawyers were contacted by irate shareholders,..who got their feelings hurt,..or visa versa. Kidding aside,....I did not see that a suit was filed. That said,...when suits are filed in circumstances as such,..95% of the time it is because of witheld info. CEOs of smallish biotechs,..leave All the time. Drug start ups with pending approvals,..are a rarity and can provide terrific opportunities. BTW,..yur GK recently profited from one of those questionable lawsuits. Would I have changed my activity based on this "new"info?,...No.
Welp quick note regarding DVAX... When it rains it pours (cept when it doesn't)... Didn't have a very big stake in it thankfully... Unlike my friend who dropped about 40k in it (essentially his nest egg)... He's not a happy camper... Will have to see iffin he joins the lawsuit or just jumps off a bridge instead.
Check ya later
Here's the ticket info for youse that want to go to Training Camp at LFF.
Morning Mr Palm: No comparison between casino and a public company. Officers of public company have a fiduciary responsibility to share holders. When the don't adhere to that responsibility, they are subject to suits by owners(stock holders). In DVAX's case, the suit claims officers withheld info that could be considered detrimental to company--and thus price of stock. This is serious non compliance with their lawful responsibilities. A short while ago CEO of DVAX left company--not a good sign for shareholders.
Drug start up companies with pending FDA approval, are best ignored. Sure one misses out occasionally, but over long run investing elsewhere proves more beneficial..
So the Queen...out in the Western Regions of the Philly Burbs...
Says you folks may get clobbered with weather today and she may not make her plane home tonight.
Is the weather bad up there or do I have a problem?
Last year I was watching my heart sink and gasping for breath...because Peters was not out there.
If he's back and playing well...don't care if he has an IQ between toaster and toilet seat...and if he wants to race...LET HIM. H*ll they should build him a little 1/4 Mile on the Delaware Ave..complete with Xmas Tree.
I learn't to day that kangaroos gots tree vagina's...kinda feel sorry for beaner now,Now he'll never know witch hole he climbed outta...just say'in
I don't expect this latest incident wit 'Peter"(long for dik)to keep him off the field,a brush with the law that could have been worser?Time for howard to send memo's out to all 90 reminding them to stay aeay from 'Peter'!
Welp... off to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!1111!!11!
Be back in about 3 or 4 hours. Make sure there is some good reading when I get back.
Bri Lion))) Next time you do plantains... dip that shits in guac. Thats how they do it in Costa Rica... where lives the greatest people on the Earf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!!
So like... they know and shit.
Right now,...on a scale of 1-10,...Philly sports (Pros) is about 1.83 in terms of whatever terms are of yur choosing. That said,...the L&I philly dude,...who was the last inspector on site,..of the horrific building collapse site,..just offed himself. ...prolly a decent dude suffering from unspeakable guilt. Yur GK empathsizes and sympathizes with all those affected. Just turrible.
Boy.. I had such a hard day yesterdee... that I went to bed at about 8 or 9. Another big day today..... THEN ITS PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1111!
I got a 4 pack of wine coolers waiting for me when I get home.
Let's get Ug to do it.
Sounds like The Donk will be seeing ATV's money getting flushed in his direction pretty soon.
@Brozer8 (half a bologna sammy, bag of cheetos, and a diet dr. pepper)
No, you don't have a problem.
Looks like you'll have 1 more day of freedom.
@Palm Feathers do u need a flight?guess u don't have a problem,hehe
@Palm Feathers yeah it's not like he kilt a baby (or da momma) or sumthin...now if he were intoxercated...den he's gonna face some suspension time per da league office...otherwise it's up to chipwhich way he wants to take this internally
Sometimes you have to drive 70 over the limit.
No big whoop.
Today... I will leave thee with a song that most likely with destroy your brains... turn them to mush.... and have them dribble out your ears whilst you run for cover.
You might even be deafened to deaf.
Edward? Take it from here...
@TheGreatJB99 bring back some plantains, guac,.and a few costans,..to back yur story,....
@TheGreatJB99 how do you know?,..about anything,...yura 'husker.
@briview Geez. I'm sure he felt bad... but to Samurai yourself probably wasnt the answer.
Bottles and Jaymes ?
Or See-Grams ?
Hopefully you got Wild Tropical Berry. The rest are kinda faggy.
@TheGreatJB99 lucky you.
@Brozer8 Ug is too eager.
@southphillyben What really concerned ME,....was dat you got this mofo making 8 figures a year.....
....and he's driving a Camaro ?
What, they were out of Trans Ams ?
@briview But who I am to say it wasnt.....??
@Brozer8 @southphillyben me eldest chillen brung home this book from the libary...."lowriders" sos I'm readin it to him...it said in der that lowridin started out in the 30's wiff mexicers that couldn't afford to buy new cars...sos they bought fixer uppers and put sand in da back cuz they liked "ridin low"
those must have been the days