Friday, August 15, 2008

Sprint Center, Kansas City Used by Penguins

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 3:56 PM

By Justin Kendall

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Hockey great Mario Lemieux confirmed at yesterday's arena groundbreaking in Pittsburgh what we already knew: The Pittsburgh Penguins used Kansas City like a cheap whore to get a new arena deal in Pittsburgh. KMBC has the video here. The highlight was Lemieux saying there was never a possibility of the Penguins moving to Kansas City.

"We had to do a few things to put pressure on the city and the state," he said. "Those trips to Kansas City and Las Vegas and other cities were just to go, have a nice dinner and come back."

I wonder if AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke ever believed this November 2005 statement to The Kansas City Star:

"The Pittsburgh Penguins can be the Kansas City Penguins, no question about it."

And like a whore, the Sprint Center waits for the next team to promise her they'll call her after they screw her.

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