Sunday, November 17, 2013

Why was the Coyotes Game not full?

For those wondering why the Coyotes game was not full last night, here is a list of events that were also happening last night (or early today)

  1. Ironman Triathlon - This was not last night of course, but people would be going to sleep early for it. 
  2. Drake Concert
  3. ASU Football
  4. The lighting of the tallest Xmas tree in America that took place in Anthem.
  5. Fall festivals in:
    1. Buckeye
    2. El Mirage
    3. North Phoenix
  6. UFC fight on PPV
  7. Good Guys car event in Scottsdale.
  8. Several other events.

So yes, there were less people last night at the game, but it was a very busy night in town with lots of other events. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Current odds for teams to win the Stanley Cup

Here are the current odds for teams to win the cup as on 4/23/2013.

Pittsburgh Penguins 15/4
Chicago Blackhawks 4/1
Boston Bruins 8/1
Anaheim Ducks 10/1
Vancouver Canucks 11/1
Los Angeles Kings 14/1
Montreal Canadiens 14/1
San Jose Sharks 16/1
St. Louis Blues 16/1
New York Rangers 18/1
Toronto Maple Leafs 20/1
Washington Capitals 20/1
Minnesota Wild 25/1
New York Islanders 33/1
Ottawa Senators 33/1
Columbus Blue Jackets 40/1
Detroit Red Wings 40/1
Winnipeg Jets 40/1
Dallas Stars 100/1

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How ObamaCare helped me

Ok will all this talk about Obamacare costing people so much money, I have to put my 2 cents in.

I am self employed and it is very hard for me to get health insurance, so I have to just apply and hope I do not get denied. Before ObamaCare, I applied many times for health care only to be denied because of pre-existing conditions.

So now, since the new healthcare plan has passed, I applied again for healthcare. Of course, I was denied because of pre-existing conditions. Since the new law passed, I was now eligible for coverage under the new law.

I sent in my paperwork for the new insurance and was approved. I got great insurance for a good price and I am doing well.

So I guess my healthcare premiums did go up. From nothing to $188 a month.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Lockout affects me too

I was recently hired on by the company that provides food services for arena during the events to work the concession stands. This was such a hard thing to do as I have been a season ticket holder for 9 seasons now, but I own a small business and the economy is still in the shitter so I made the hard choice to seek employment.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Joyce Clark tweets about Arena Management Fee

On May 21st, 2012 Glendale city council member Joyce Clark (@clarkjv) sent out a series of tweets regarding the proposed arena management fee to the Jamison group for managing arena in Glendale AZ.

May 21st 2012 10:41 pm Ch 12 just had 2 bring up GWI in Coyotes piece. FYI: Cardinals Stadium, $9-10 M to Global Spectrum. ( more in next tweet)

May 21st 2012 10:43 pm Part 2: AZSTA ( stadium owner) has another line item in their budget of approx. another $8 M for " stadium operations." ( one more tweet)

May 21st 2012 10:46 pmTotal approx $18 M to run stadium. $17 M is in line with other facilities when you really start looking at their budget line items

Sunday, April 29, 2012

We Have Fans

I have seen numerous hockey fans from around North America rooting for the Coyotes to go all the way now. I am choosing to ignore the people who call themselves fans who are rooting for us to lose so I just concentrate on the good fans.

I have gotten messages from fans on Twitter, Facebook, and other places genuinely hoping the Coyotes can ride this thing for as long as possible and going all the way. I have friends here in town that have never watched a hockey game before, starting to follow the games and even tuning in to watch. This is such a wonderful feeling to see these people root for us.

I hope that everyone will continue to welcome them and show them the ropes. These are the fans that are going to buy a 4 pack next season, love it so much they will upgrade to a 10 game pack. In a couple of years they will not be able to stay away and they will become full season ticket holders.

Welcome to Coyote Country everyone. Sit back, stay a long time and enjoy this wonderful ride we like to call hockey.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Jamison at Coyotes game

So Greg Jamison was at the game. He was just standing in the lower lever in the hall by that Belgium beer kiosk. During the OT intermission myself and a couple of friends went up to him and talked to him. He was amazing and very accessible. He said not to give up on the sale. He certainly did not give us any inside information BUT, he said he has followed this teams situation for a long time and he knows the real story on the past financial issues and he is sure we can be very successful here. He said he has been working on this deal for a long time. I told him that I am trying to not read the media and he replied with don't listen to the media at all!

 Dumb me should have asked about buying the arena and westgate.

 Anyway, it was a very, very cool experience and I can only hope he is the new owner.