On the other hand, the governor said the Penguins “keep coming up with new requests” in the negotiations. He said the team wants the state, city and county to “make up” $10 million the franchise could owe losing casino bidder Isle of Capri if it gets a new arena deal in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins declined comment on all aspects of the talks yesterday. Mr. Lemieux said Monday “we’re going to go out and explore our options. When we get a deal that we like, we’ll sign it.”
You’re pissing me off a little bit buddy.
You’re a local hero. I love you almost all the time. You’re cool … almost all of the time.
So I gotta tell you that you’re being a bit unreasonable about this whole arena deal.
You’ve been offered a deal sweeter than the Pirates got to build the House of Losingdom. Rendell is willing to put in some State dollars in addition to the already promised casino money.
Instead, all I’m hearing is wah-wah-WAH Isle of Capri this and Isle of Capri that. No one should have to bear the brunt of your stupid agreement to pay Isle of Capri $10 million if you build an arena in Pittsburgh without them. That was a dumb move on your part and you should have to pay for it.
I’m tired of hearing how freakin’ “disappointed” you are, because Mario, I am this close. THISCLOSE to being a bit disappointed in you.
Take the deal, keep the Pens here, and go roll around in your big pile of money.