Re: [hockhist] NHL rumor?
- On 6/5/05, Fashoway@... <Fashoway@...> wrote:
> As much as I would love to see NHL in Portland (I live there) this city is soIt would be, except that the Key Arena, to my knowledge, unsuitable
> messed up I cannot see it coming here. Yes, we have the Rose Garden that is
> ready for a team, the politics in the town are so backwards that they wouldn't
> know a good opportunity if it were a truck and ran over them. With that said
> the most logical place in the Northwest would be Seattle.
for major league hockey anymore. My understanding is that the
renovation that was undertaken a few years ago essentially ruled out
any NHL team going in there.
When Seattle was a hot candidate 10-15 years ago, that was when the
Sonics ownership at the time was trying to get a new arena built. They
got the renovation instead.
Life... loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it. (Marvin, the
- I've only been there once, but any city that names its airport after someone who died in a
plane crash should be NHL material..
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Marc Foster <jrhockeyblog@c...> wrote:
> > Dave Soutter writes
> > Please excuse my reference to Oklahoma City as "Oke City". I've been to
> > Oklahoma City, but I've never lived there, and quite honestly, didn't realize
> > using that shortened version would be offensive so someone who has or does
> > live there. I have seen and heard "Oke City" used specifically in hockey
> > articles, newscasts and the like for many years. Of course, I realize that
> > doesn't necessarily make it acceptable to a native.
> I forfeited my rights to defend the city when I moved away five years ago.
> I'm technically not a native, though my great grandparents made both the
> 1889 and 1893 land runs (settling up north in Kay County).
> > I do remember back in the old CHL, the Stars wore a big "OKC" logo on the
> > front of their jerseys.
> The jumbled font of those lower case letters being something of an
> unofficial city logo...
> > Just for clarification and my own educational benefit, do you literally say
> > "O-K-C" when referencing the city, or are you just shortening the name
> > "Oklahoma City" to "OKC" in print, but actually do reference the entire name
> > "Oklahoma City" when pronouncing it live?
> O-K-C. To me, Oak and Oke are synonymous. The only reason they bother me
> at all is they promote misspellings of Oklahoma. If by Oke you pronounce it
> "Okie," then I just chalk it up to geographical illiteracy (the Okies left
> in the 1930s, see below).
> Of course, living 200 miles south I don't like it when the Metroplex is
> referred to as Dallas-Fort Worth. Any fool can look at the names on a map
> and see that it's Fort Worth-Dallas... *wink*
> > From: Jim Hekel <jhekelcubs@y...>
> > LOL, I was really confused. I thought maybe you were
> > talking about Oakland.
> That's the other thing it promotes... :)
> > From: Frank TEX Liebmann <texliebmann@y...>
> > These are from song lyrics sung by Vince Gill and Reba McEntire, both from
> > Oklahoma:
> > from Oklahoma Swing...
> > There's a boy from Okie City and I sure think he's pretty
> > But I know he's trying to steal my heart away
> > Oh my mama tried to warn me he's done time in California
> > But he'll be an Okie til his dyin' day
> > from Ridin' The Rodeo...
> > My back side's sore and I'm movin' kinda slow
> > But when I hit Okie City there's a barrel racer that I know
> > A little home cookin' and some lovin' to heal my bones
> > That's the life of a cowboy ridin' the rodeo
> If your point of reference is California, then Okie City (not Oak or Oke)
> makes sense, though to me "Okie" City is synonymous with Fresno because as
> Will Rogers said, "all the Okies moved to California and raised the IQ's of
> both states." :)
> > From: "DAVE SOUTTER" <dsoutter@m...>
> > Correct me if I'm mistaken on this, but I believe "Oke City" is a common FAA
> > abbreviation for Oklahoma City.
> Will Rogers Airport, the main reference for OKC, is OKC. Wiley Post Airport
> in Bethany is PWA, Tinker AFB in Midwest City is TIK, and Norman's Max
> Westheimer Airport is OUN. As far as I can tell, there is no OKE in use,
> domestic or international.
> > From: Michael Levin <michael.levin@t...>
> > Just a guess, and I am not a musician or a poet, but my guess is Okie
> > City fits within the song better than OKC or Oklahoma City. Something
> > about syllables. I would reckon that annunciation may have been a
> > reason too. I believe the technical term is "poetic license."
> Ya. It could also be that as natives of a third world region, they just
> ain't too bright... :)
> > It also drives me up a wall when announcers refer to that cow college
> > in Stillwater as Okie State or Oak State. Um.. the natives and the
> > alums, when not asking if you want fries with that hamburger, call it
> > either Oklahoma State or OSU. I did not know there was another OSU
> > until I moved to Iowa.
> To me, it will always be Oklahoma A&M and Aggies, even though the name was
> changed a decade before I was born, BTW, the alums don't ask you for fries,
> they ask if you want an upgrade on that flight or car rental. I think OKC
> has become the call center capital of the universe. Heck, 98% of the
> corporate infrastructure for Hertz is in OKC, but the corporate office is in
> New Jersey. Phillips and Conoco (previously based in Bartlesville and Ponca
> City) both left for Houston via mergers (ObSports - Bartlesville TURNED DOWN
> an offer to have an NBA team in 1952, when the "amateur" Phillips 66ers were
> the best team around), and I think Kerr-McGee recently left OKC. Flemming
> Foods corporate offices left about the same time I did.