By Justin Kendall
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.