Uh Oh Comets Fans

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#63 Jul 2, 2014
Oh Canada wrote:
Is part of that state money allocated to help Esche build his "I'm too drunk to drive" loft above Gerber's Tavern?
This was a fleecing of Utica and NYS, plain and simple.
Now Comets' fans, here is your chance to chime in with the hackneyed arguments of: "We have sold 2,300 season tickets so far!" and "We have a 6-year contract!"
Yes it was.

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#64 Jul 2, 2014
uc comets fan wrote:
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last i heard the season tickets were in the 1900-2000 range. i would say your number is a little high. and esche dosent go to gerbers, theres two bars in the auditorium....
And there it is like a badge of pride. Look how successful that business is at using taxpayer money to establish their business. Lol! They're so successful! Lol!
Truth

Utica, NY

#66 Jul 3, 2014
comets forever wrote:
<quoted text> so 90 million dollars being spent on Ralph Wilson stadium is not the same thing??
None of it is right unless it can be show conclusively that taxpayers will benefit from their investment. The only way to do that is to have an independent cost/benefit analysis performed. This should be mandatory for all earmarks like these.

Prove in real terms that the millions of taxpayer dollars given to Rob Eshe, Frank DuRoss et al will cause taxes to be lower or jobs worth more than what was invested will materialize.

They were given millions to start what is a private business. I asked it before. Who couldn't make this go if they were handed those millions?

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#67 Jul 3, 2014
Truth wrote:
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None of it is right unless it can be show conclusively that taxpayers will benefit from their investment. The only way to do that is to have an independent cost/benefit analysis performed. This should be mandatory for all earmarks like these.
Prove in real terms that the millions of taxpayer dollars given to Rob Eshe, Frank DuRoss et al will cause taxes to be lower or jobs worth more than what was invested will materialize.
They were given millions to start what is a private business. I asked it before. Who couldn't make this go if they were handed those millions?
100% correct.
Comets

Rome, NY

#70 Jul 4, 2014
Utica Lies and Riggies wrote:
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Really? So when the five and possibly six western teams leave the east coast and move west which includes utica you now have to convince an eastern based team to move to utica. How are you going to do that? What eastern based team is going to pick up and leave where they already are for utica? Mind you that utica will be competing with four or five other areas that just lost affiliates as well.
Enjoy your new scoreboards at the taxpayers expense and an empty aud. You can thank esche and Duross for that.
First of all the support is much better in Utica for AHL hockey than in the Capital District more centrally located in the middle of the state! I'm sure the Rangers wouldn't mind moving their AHL team out of Hartford where the support is not good and they have a large per game rent! All in all the AHL probably won't get the support out west that they are hoping for..........
What

Utica, NY

#86 Jul 7, 2014
Where is the construction? No suites? No external improvements? You can't can't a banner over missing bricks forever...we're not blind!
What

Utica, NY

#87 Jul 7, 2014
**Hang
sticks 35

Cobleskill, NY

#90 Aug 12, 2014
What wrote:
Where is the construction? No suites? No external improvements? You can't can't a banner over missing bricks forever...we're not blind!
yup... as usual your dead wrong as always!!!!!! electricians updating equipment all over the building, workers ripping out some old offices in preperations for new seating, new led lighting in the arena, parking lot being installed across the street.... yup ... nothing going on at the auditorium!!!!!!
Dr Help

Cortland, NY

#92 Aug 12, 2014
sticks 35 wrote:
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yup... as usual your dead wrong as always!!!!!! electricians updating equipment all over the building, workers ripping out some old offices in preperations for new seating, new led lighting in the arena, parking lot being installed across the street.... yup ... nothing going on at the auditorium!!!!!!
Millions in taxpayer money in grants allocated to Utica Aud to include private box construction. Now, it is said that the cost of those boxes has tripled, so there will be no boxes.
Does anyone care to guess what happened to the money allocated for those boxes?
Senator Griffo?
Assemblyman Brindisi?
Anyone?
Hurts

Clifton Park, NY

#93 Aug 13, 2014
Comets wrote:
<quoted text> First of all the support is much better in Utica for AHL hockey than in the Capital District more centrally located in the middle of the state! I'm sure the Rangers wouldn't mind moving their AHL team out of Hartford where the support is not good and they have a large per game rent! All in all the AHL probably won't get the support out west that they are hoping for..........
Just reading this post shows how ignorant people in that region truly are.
King Andrew of Albany

Utica, NY

#95 Aug 17, 2014
Because nothing EVER dries up and fails in the third world ruins of Utican't.
Utica Devils

Clifton Park, NY

#96 Aug 17, 2014
King Andrew of Albany wrote:
Because nothing EVER dries up and fails in the third world ruins of Utican't.
Never.
common cents

Rome, NY

#97 Aug 17, 2014
First of all the leagues member teams & league board would have to vote on the realignment and i'm pretty sure they wouldn't like the prospect of digging into their pockets for more travel costs!!
Crumbled

Clifton Park, NY

#98 Aug 17, 2014
common cents wrote:
First of all the leagues member teams & league board would have to vote on the realignment and i'm pretty sure they wouldn't like the prospect of digging into their pockets for more travel costs!!
The league is at the mercy of the parent teams. If they want to leave the ahl and are threatening to start their own western league for their affiliates the American League listens as a whole for the benefit of their business. I suggest you look at the map of echl teams and the organizations that feed those teams. A "lesser" league seems to do just fine with those "increased travel costs". Lol!

Enjoy your last season in utica.

http://www.echl.com/team-map-s12363
sticks 35

Schenectady, NY

#99 Aug 18, 2014
Crumbled wrote:
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The league is at the mercy of the parent teams. If they want to leave the ahl and are threatening to start their own western league for their affiliates the American League listens as a whole for the benefit of their business. I suggest you look at the map of echl teams and the organizations that feed those teams. A "lesser" league seems to do just fine with those "increased travel costs". Lol!
Enjoy your last season in utica.
http://www.echl.com/team-map-s12363
lets see... your the same loser that spent all last season telling us all the comets were one and done... you told us last week that no new seats were going in at the auditorium and no more improvments. its obvious you have no clue what the plans are at the auditorium are. the owners that want to go west are not "threatining to start their own league" so stop putting words in to peoples mouths..(another tactic you try to use all the time" and theres only 3 teams in a position to move.... deal with facts instead of making up crap...... kinda like when you saw that video of aquilini passing gas while walking past the abbotsford mayor and saying it was a done deal... what a loser you are......
Bye Bye

Clifton Park, NY

#100 Aug 18, 2014
sticks 35 wrote:
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lets see... your the same loser that spent all last season telling us all the comets were one and done... you told us last week that no new seats were going in at the auditorium and no more improvments. its obvious you have no clue what the plans are at the auditorium are. the owners that want to go west are not "threatining to start their own league" so stop putting words in to peoples mouths..(another tactic you try to use all the time" and theres only 3 teams in a position to move.... deal with facts instead of making up crap...... kinda like when you saw that video of aquilini passing gas while walking past the abbotsford mayor and saying it was a done deal... what a loser you are......
I know the truth hurts when you just result to insults and yes the western NHL teams did threaten to branch off into a new league. It's not unprecedented. They've done it twice already.
Sgt Schultz

Washington, DC

#101 Aug 18, 2014
Love the video boards and looking forward to this season!
Bye Bye

Clifton Park, NY

#102 Aug 18, 2014
Sgt Schultz wrote:
Love the video boards and looking forward to this season!
They will look good collecting dust next season.
Yup

Bronx, NY

#104 Aug 18, 2014
Bye Bye wrote:
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They will look good collecting dust next season.
Please don't tell me we have to listen to Dave's useless drivel all season long. Yes Dave we get it, Mr Aquilini (that's Frank to you) is moving the team out west.

How come you haven't piped in about Aquilini's bid for the Buffalo Bills? Surely he's informed you about that. Are you now going tell us that they'll be referred to as the Vancouver Bills?
Staying

Clifton Park, NY

#105 Aug 18, 2014
Yup wrote:
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Please don't tell me we have to listen to Dave's useless drivel all season long. Yes Dave we get it, Mr Aquilini (that's Frank to you) is moving the team out west.
How come you haven't piped in about Aquilini's bid for the Buffalo Bills? Surely he's informed you about that. Are you now going tell us that they'll be referred to as the Vancouver Bills?
The bills will be staying in buffalo for a very long time. The comets...no. Enjoy the final season.

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