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by bigredmed1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Pepperjax Grill - Omaha/CB Metro Area
Replies: 16
Views: 1480

Re: Pepperjax Grill - Omaha/CB Metro Area

Not that they'll be unsuccessful. I'm sure this'll earn them solid money I'm not sure that they will be making a bunch of money at all! I am pretty sure the guy that sold them Pepperjax made a pretty profit! Yep. The salt content was huge, and the cooks would make food without it, but you had to be...
by bigredmed1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 2845

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I'd die laughing if they hired Trev to be the AD at UNL. As a disgruntled former Mav fan, this would do wonders for UNO. Get him out and get someone else in to the AD that could run a proper ticket office and understood the value of Season Ticket Holders as well as sympathetic free media (Mavpuck :...
by bigredmed1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 2845

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I'd die laughing if they hired Trev to be the AD at UNL. As a disgruntled former Mav fan, this would do wonders for UNO. Get him out and get someone else in to the AD that could run a proper ticket office and understood the value of Season Ticket Holders as well as sympathetic free media (Mavpuck :...
by bigredmed1
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 2845

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Time for the regents to get a working group together and analyze just how much athletic involvement the NU system can afford. UNO's money sport, hockey treats STHs like |expletive| and are losing them. UNL has been funding stuff with football money that will dry up now that they suck. UNK can't sust...
by bigredmed1
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 2845

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Losses like this one require fan action. Like not coming to the next game. Lots of empty seats are a true sign of a fan base that just isn't going to let it slide anymore.
by bigredmed1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Attitude about your state

I grew up in Los Angeles and have lived all over the country and the world. We moved to Omaha 12 years ago. I love it here. I'd prefer we not become a hot new place to live. That brings a lot of stuff I don't want. Just look at Nashville. My husband considers Nashville his hometown and I've been vi...
by bigredmed1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

New York City is made of 5 counties. Why not Omaha? The only thing lacking is will power! Annex all the things! Nebraska banned Omaha from annexing across county lines to protect Bellevue. Sarpy county exists to protect Bellevue. It was cleaved from Douglas County once Omaha annexed South Omaha and...
by bigredmed1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

New York City is made of 5 counties. Why not Omaha? The only thing lacking is will power! Annex all the things! Nebraska banned Omaha from annexing across county lines to protect Bellevue. Sarpy county exists to protect Bellevue. It was cleaved from Douglas County once Omaha annexed South Omaha and...
by bigredmed1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

New York City is made of 5 counties. Why not Omaha? The only thing lacking is will power! Annex all the things! Nebraska banned Omaha from annexing across county lines to protect Bellevue. Sarpy county exists to protect Bellevue. It was cleaved from Douglas County once Omaha annexed South Omaha and...
by bigredmed1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 2845

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Back to the upcoming game.. It looks like NU is currently favored by 14 1/2 over Northern Illinois (the line stared at 13).. Do the Huskers cover this week?... Ciao..LiO...Peace Betting on the Husker game is almost always a bad idea. Like Notre Dame, there are simply a lot of people who bet emotion...
by bigredmed1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 2845

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

nebugeater wrote:

Not baseball. Not that it matters or is on a lot of peoples radar. It should be though with the CWS in Omaha


Baseball, like basketball have their own team level issues. I don't think either would be better off having to play in Texas via the Big12.
by bigredmed1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 163
Views: 2845

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I still have doubts about Nebraska being in the Big Ten. Sure, they can beat Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan State and Penn State. But for some dumb reason or another, Wisconsin and Ohio State seem to have Nebraska's number. I realize I'm just beating a dead horse here. But I ju...
by bigredmed1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 626
Views: 56146

Re: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)

I was planning on going last night, but something came up. Per the OWH article it sounds like this was mostly an early input session anyways with more meetings in October and January. The TV coverage just had a lot of soundbites of people going on about wish lists and using lots of buzz words. The ...
by bigredmed1
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)
Replies: 25
Views: 578

Re: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)

If that's the case, they won't be here long.
by bigredmed1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)
Replies: 25
Views: 578

Re: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)

Glad to hear everyone is liking this place. I really need to get back for a second try. Based on everyone's responses and the W-H piece, I need to give this place a first try... Let me know when you are going... Me too! I would give it a couple of weeks. We called for reservations based on what oth...
by bigredmed1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)
Replies: 25
Views: 578

Re: Tired Texan BBQ (108 & L)

Glad to hear everyone is liking this place. I really need to get back for a second try. Based on everyone's responses and the W-H piece, I need to give this place a first try... Let me know when you are going... Me too! I would give it a couple of weeks. We called for reservations based on what oth...
by bigredmed1
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?

Hit the place this afternoon. Great pulled pork and ribs good brisket. Loved the coleslaw. Will go back.
by bigredmed1
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: A New BBQ Restaurant Coming?

I would love to see a sociologist expain why BBQ is sooo popular (and has been successful for so long) in KC and St Louis, but just so-so here or Denver, or Dallas or Minneapolis. It seems like you can go to KC and hit strip mall BBQ that is fantastic, yet in Omaha, you can't get good BBQ anywhere r...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Attitude about your state

I think it’s intriguing the difference in state pride. I think omaha coupd be a heck of a city if people here had even the attitude of Lincoln. It seems like people in Omaha don’t expect anything because “it’s just omaha” and I am included in that. I completely agree that Des Moines has down great ...
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 667

Re: Attitude about your state

Most of us, especially those over 45, have lived a long time being mocked by others. We learn quickly to be self deprecating. As for the husker sentiment, being anti husker at a mild level is just a left over of the sports bombing we get regarding husker sports. In Omaha, we get the huskers all fall...
by bigredmed1
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: 2017 Eclipse

We scored at Ft Robinson. Clear sky, more than a minute of totality, and despite the crowds on Sunday, we had the place largely to ourselves because everyone went South or west. Agate Fossil beds had 11,000 people and had planned for 3500.
by bigredmed1
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Mutual of Omaha Plans for the Future?
Replies: 69
Views: 5981

Re: Mutual of Omaha Business News

The article said they are looking at an "unspecified acquisition" a "big merger." I have no clue what insurance company they are looking at but I will guess Physicians Mutual. That would be interesting in as much as PMut. moved into the old Northern Natural Gas HQ that was suppo...
by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Alternatives Analysis
Replies: 340
Views: 26000

Re: Omaha Alternatives Analysis

This is great. It needs to get published with a concrete plan to go further west to Elkhorn (variables to consider, standards for the variables, dates to decide, fall back positions and so on.) A bunch of people would use this if there where linking small shuttles that would connect at specific loca...
by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: 63rd and Center

nativeomahan wrote:I have never much cared for Amato's.


Your membership card to the "Smallest Minority Group in Omaha (TM)" is in the mail.
by bigredmed1
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 1001

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

jessep28 wrote:Would Nebraska have the labor pool to staff a 1-2,000 employee car factory?


Given the easy drive from Illinois and the economic collapse building there, I could see a big "No Problem!" line of UHauls heading west on I80.
by bigredmed1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toyota looking to build new US plant
Replies: 24
Views: 1001

Re: Toyota looking to build new US plant

Was listening to a piece on NPR about globalization and they were interviewing a guy in Greenville, SC. They guy said the largest BMW plant in the world came down to Greenville, SC and Omaha, NE. I guess we know where that got built. But that was something I didn't know. Three deals Nebraska was in...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 861
Views: 93843

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Allegiant appears to be developing a crappy reputation. Southwest and United tends to fly most places they do. Can't believe that we would risk a vacation over last minute cancelled flights when I could just use one of the other airlines.
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: Elkhorn School Bond $130 Million

That is correct. Make sure every student can participate. Which equals, make sure every student gets a medal. And we wonder why our children are growing up to be snowflakes! Yeah, no. This is not the psycho-dynamic that leads to snowflakery. What this does is help alleviate the screwy conflict betw...
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: 63rd and Center

We've always had great meals at Amato's. Have only been for breakfast though. Greg Like I said, we are probably the smallest minority group in Omaha. We have gone with family and ordered precisely the same food and had gross food. We wrote that place off. Don't know why. Petrow's has gone down hill...
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Local Car Dealership thread
Replies: 110
Views: 19194

Re: Local Car Dealership thread

The old car lot on 120th and Dodge has sold. Anyone know what is going in there?
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

I agree that some annexations are necessary to help the city prosper. But how much annexation is too much. If Omaha sprawls too far west then the long term costs will out weigh the short term gains. It'll also be harder to get a cohesive public transit system. It's a great way to bring in revenue f...
by bigredmed1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: 63rd and Center

Not to spoil the good vibes, but Amato's is listed for sale on loopnet...been active for a few weeks. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20416792/6405-Center-Street-Omaha-NE/ I realize that my wife and I are probably the smallest minority group in Omaha, those who really detest Amato's, but we are not ...
by bigredmed1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: 63rd and Center
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

Re: 63rd and Center

Interesting info.. Speaking of gentrification success.. The Aksarben Village development is testimony to this... Ciao..LiO...Peace Partial credit. There weren't exactly a lot of people living there when that got built. Real gentrification is when you see 100's of people kicked out so 10's of rich p...
by bigredmed1
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Swine Dining (121st & W Dodge)
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Swine Dining (121st & W Dodge)

Brad wrote:South is Burke High so it would have to be in front of Menards.



Probably in the space next to Discount Tire.
by bigredmed1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

I agree that some annexations are necessary to help the city prosper. But how much annexation is too much. If Omaha sprawls too far west then the long term costs will out weigh the short term gains. It'll also be harder to get a cohesive public transit system. It's a great way to bring in revenue f...
by bigredmed1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: 2017 Annexation
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Re: 2017 Annexation

Anyone know of any research that shows the long term economic effects of annexation? I always feel like it's a thing thats great in the short term but then costly in the long term. The recent annexations have been small and seemed fine. I worry about the bigger ones. Long term, we don't turn into S...
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64479

Re: Westroads Development

debradomayer wrote:"The Lounge" opens August 21. Featuring Jones Bros Cupcakes and Auntie Annies Pretzels will have a second location. In addition there will be several 'pop up" kiosks.

Sounds gross. Of course, to me all references to JBC imply grossness.
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64479

Re: Westroads Development

MadMartin8 wrote:
bigredmed1 wrote:When i was a kid and this first opened, they installed a commercial helipad on the roof where Von Mar's is now. I always wanted to fly into the mall just to say that I did.


Wait, really? They had a helipad?

Big one. Could have landed an Apache.
by bigredmed1
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Westroads Development
Replies: 592
Views: 64479

Re: Westroads Development

When i was a kid and this first opened, they installed a commercial helipad on the roof where Von Mar's is now. I always wanted to fly into the mall just to say that I did.
by bigredmed1
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Old Dundee Bar & Grill
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

Re: Old Dundee Bar & Grill

Every time I have driven by they have been fairly busy. One Saturday when I drove by I would even go as far to say they were packed. I think it is a really stupid name though. When did Benson become Dundee? I certainly wouldn't walk from the heart of Downtown Benson to this place. It's downhill and...

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