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by Omaha1000
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 255
Views: 21759

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

MTO wrote:If you're down on sprawl and care about the interior of the city, pick a different city..


Ok, that sounds like a reasonable plan. I will sell my house and quit my job of 17 years because I do not urban sprawl.
by Omaha1000
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 255
Views: 21759

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

The vision is to create a special downtown for west Omaha. In my opinion, it is at the expense of our existing urban core. I think that the following quote on ketv.com is significant. It's missing the character of downtown. There's developments like this all over the country but they don't steal mu...
by Omaha1000
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 255
Views: 21759

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

The vision is to create a special downtown for west Omaha. In my opinion, it is at the expense of our existing urban core. I think that the following quote on ketv.com is significant. It’s all a part of pulling off biggest project of his career -- quite literally, a new downtown in west Omaha. &quo...
by Omaha1000
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 255
Views: 21759

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

The vision is to create a special downtown for west Omaha. In my opinion, it is at the expense of our existing urban core. I think that the following quote on ketv.com is significant. It’s all a part of pulling off biggest project of his career -- quite literally, a new downtown in west Omaha. &quo...
by Omaha1000
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: West Farms/South Farms (144th Dodge/Pacific)
Replies: 255
Views: 21759

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

The vision is to create a special downtown for west Omaha. In my opinion, it is at the expense of our existing urban core. I think that the following quote on ketv.com is significant. It’s all a part of pulling off biggest project of his career -- quite literally, a new downtown in west Omaha. "...
by Omaha1000
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 544
Views: 14500

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Four-star Pine Bluffs recruit Hunter Thompson verbally commits to Wyoming Thompson, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound senior, had previously committed to Creighton but decommitted in July. Staying closer to home was the main motivation for reneging on his commitment to the Bluejays. I'm glad for Wyoming. With...
by Omaha1000
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: NCAA Volleyball 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: NCAA Volleyball 2016

Kudos to Iowa State for being willing to come play UNO tonight at Baxter. Iowa State will likely win the match easily, but will lose some RPI points. It's a no win for them. Hopefully Creighton and NU will be willing to add UNO soon.
by Omaha1000
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: NCAA Volleyball 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 1048

Re: NCAA Volleyball 2016

And after a disappointing first game in which Creighton lost a 2-0 lead, the Jays rebounded with a good win over Iowa State yesterday.

Speaking of disappointment, #7 USC lost is first three matches (all at home) against three unranked foes. Creighton plays at USC on Saturday.
by Omaha1000
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 59154

Re: Riverfront Development (Rick's & Storz area)

GetUrban wrote:
Omaha_corn_burner wrote:The lead won't naturally go away in our lifetimes, right?


Newton's first law of motion would apply: a body at rest remains at rest and a body in motion remains in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force.


I was thinking that Murphy's Law would also apply...
by Omaha1000
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Douglas County Fair
Replies: 58
Views: 4321

Re: Douglas County Fair

So we drove by the "Douglas County Fair" tonight with the outdoor concert... It was 10pm on the nose when we drove by. There was my be 50 people there tops... Probably closer to 30 or 40, but I will give them the benefit of the doubt. . Two things hurt attendance to the concert which feat...
by Omaha1000
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 59154

Re: Riverfront Development (Rick's & Storz area)

Good riddance. Does anyone know what the results were of that informal poll of what people would like to see along the riverfront? When biking along the river on the Iowa side, one thing that stands out to me is the lack of trees on the Omaha side. Walking or biking from Heartland Park to the pedes...
by Omaha1000
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Missouri River Commons (Riverfront Development)
Replies: 643
Views: 59154

Re: Riverfront Development (Rick's & Storz area)

Good riddance. Does anyone know what the results were of that informal poll of what people would like to see along the riverfront? When biking along the river on the Iowa side, one thing that stands out to me is the lack of trees on the Omaha side. Walking or biking from Heartland Park to the pedes...
by Omaha1000
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Oklahoma vs. Nebraska
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: Oklahoma vs. Nebraska

mrsticka wrote: Has that happened before?


OU was almost always better in basketball since the 1980's, but I do remember an entertaining rivalry between Waymond Tisdale and Dave Hoppen.
by Omaha1000
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Doug McDermott
Replies: 244
Views: 10481

Re: Doug McDermott

Will McD get more playing time this season? Well the good news is Mike Dunleavy is gone, Rajon Rondo is a better passer than Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks (the PG who never passes) is gone as well. I think McDermott should do well. I hope you're right. Dwayne Wade will be there and he is known for ...
by Omaha1000
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Volleyball World Grand Prix
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: Volleyball World Grand Prix

This year's month long Grand Prix volleyball tournament was completed this morning. Brazil beat the USA 3-2 for the gold medal in Bangkok, Thailand.

We watched every match on the world volleyball TV network. Three former Husker players are still on the team, two starting.
by Omaha1000
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Lake McConaughy
Replies: 33
Views: 9228

Re: Lake McConaughy

My wife and I stopped there on our way back from a ski trip to Colorado in March. It was the first time I saw the lake since the early 90's and I was pretty amazed at how big is looks now. My wife commented that it looks like a sea.
by Omaha1000
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR and preservationists
Replies: 31
Views: 1604

Re: HDR and preservationists

I just don't understand how in "one" city everything big and new goes downtown but here it doesn't. IMO, Part of the reason is that Omaha's downtown is at the edge of the city and not centrally located. Edit to add: Yes, Chicago's extremely successful downtown is at the edge of that city,...
by Omaha1000
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 CWS
Replies: 245
Views: 8444

Re: 2016 CWS

Coyote wrote:18,000 at game 17 makes this year's CWS the third highest attended Series.


I'd like to point out that I was wrong yet again because I had told everyone that there won't be more than 10,000 for today's game. I'm still ticked off though because I have two unused tickets in my wallet.
by Omaha1000
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: HDR Aksarben Office
Replies: 326
Views: 33417

Re: HDR Aksarben Office

From my perspective, at least it will be located at an area that I often visit. It will make Aksarben a pretty impressive place. If it couldn't be anywhere around downtown, this is probably my 2nd preference. Since I don't work at Aksarben and live in the Field Club area, traffic is not one of my co...
by Omaha1000
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 CWS
Replies: 245
Views: 8444

Re: 2016 CWS

Postponed due to lightning strikes within 8 miles: maybe understandable. Postponed to 12:07 on a Thursday when countless people can no longer use their tickets or watch on tv: Awful

I'm out the money I paid for two tickets, parking, and of course the 25 cents I paid for the circular bus ride.
by Omaha1000
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2575
Views: 253655

Re: Official: Capitol District

MadMartin8 wrote:This thing is skyrocketing vertical.... am I just imagining things, or has this gone up quickly? Maybe my perspective is impaired due to the positive view I have of this development.


Compared to the Wall street condo tower and HDR's new headquarters, it does seem pretty fast. :;):
by Omaha1000
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 CWS
Replies: 245
Views: 8444

Re: 2016 CWS

I arrived at the stadium at 5:20 and the scalpers were still asking for face value on the reserved seats. We waited around until 5:55 and got tickets for $20 each in section 202. Sitting in the sunny general admission area would have been tough. Attendance was announced at between 20 and 21 K. The p...
by Omaha1000
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)
Replies: 606
Views: 89688

Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

MadMartin8 wrote:For some reason I never realized how perfectly the pedestrian bridge feeds into this development. How cool.


The bridge fits with the Iowa side much more naturally than with the Nebraska side. The natural focus on the Nebraska side of the riverfront should have been where the bridge is.
by Omaha1000
Thu May 12, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Blue & Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Blue & Fly

It's nice having another choice for some more authentic style Chinese food that is not so far from midtown. Another cool place that has real Japanese snacks and Chinese drinks is Thirst Tea at Midtown Crossing.
by Omaha1000
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)
Replies: 606
Views: 89688

Re: River's Edge Development (Playland Park)

I have yet to see a picture taken from that striking sculpture with the Omaha skyline in the backdrop. It has to be cool. I love taking pictures, and I haven't even been over there yet to take one. Oh yeah? How about three pages back...: http://necoyote.com/images1/random3/CBP70.jpg http://necoyote...
by Omaha1000
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 44
Views: 2595

Re: Omaha Chargers

Coyote wrote:CU Alum Rodney Buford will be their first coach.


And probably last coach....
by Omaha1000
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 44
Views: 2595

Re: Omaha Chargers

This will likely fail hard. There is an abundance of basketball in the area with UNO, Nebraska, and Creighton. Even the NBA D-League would be a bit of a stretch, but at least that would have some affiliation and name resonance with the NBA. NBA D-League games can be seen on TV and with the right pa...
by Omaha1000
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 44
Views: 2595

Re: Omaha Chargers

This will likely fail hard. There is an abundance of basketball in the area with UNO, Nebraska, and Creighton. Even the NBA D-League would be a bit of a stretch, but at least that would have some affiliation and name resonance with the NBA. NBA D-League games can be seen on TV and with the right pa...
by Omaha1000
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 44
Views: 2595

Re: Omaha Chargers

I first assumed that it was going to be an NBA-D League team. I'm don't have any expectations for this league, but I like the concept of a minor league using local players. With only two other teams (Mitchel SD, and Sioux City) currently in the new league, I wonder where else the league will expand ...
by Omaha1000
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 71545

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

After first reading the OWH article, it seemed like the major reason was OPA upping the agreed upon price for the building site. However, after reading HDR's statement, it is apparent to me that they simply decided that they don't want to move to downtown. My first thought after seeing the headline ...
by Omaha1000
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2015 NCAA Basketball
Replies: 95
Views: 3531

Re: 2015 NCAA Basketball

iamjacobm wrote:What a game! Long live the Big East!


I was impressed that Villanova was able to run a good play with only 4 seconds left and the length of the court.
by Omaha1000
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2015 NCAA Basketball
Replies: 95
Views: 3531

Re: 2015 NCAA Basketball

What a shot for Wisconsin to win at the buzzer over Xavier. And what a collapse for UNI, up 12 with a :44 to go and lose in double ot. That was the biggest collapse I have ever seen in a basketball game. UNI players and fans will feel sickened by this for a long time. It was nearly mathematically i...
by Omaha1000
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 383
Views: 14192

Re: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016

Coyote wrote:Wagner 54
Creighton 87

CU gets another 20 win season.

Hard to tell how good Wagner is, even though they end the season with 23 wins


I was impressed with CU's resolve to get the ball inside both passing to the posts or driving the ball. There was a noticeable decrease in three pointers.
by Omaha1000
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 145
Views: 5047

Re: UNO Basketball 2015-2016

iamjacobm wrote:UNO scored 80 in a half and still lost 120-112. Might want to work on defense in the offseason.


I wondered if 80 might be a record for points in a half, but no, Troy scored over 100 each half in a game in 1992.
by Omaha1000
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 383
Views: 14192

Re: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016

Coyote wrote:Except for a few short spurts, Alabama looked incredibly inept, for a near SEC bubble team.


I was thinking the same thing. I don't think that Creighton played particularly well last night, they just played a team that is inept on offense. Watson still has too many turnovers in my opinion.
by Omaha1000
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 145
Views: 5047

Re: UNO Basketball 2015-2016

One interesting twist is that this team probably can no longer qualify for the NIT, but still has a chance to qualify for the NCAA tourney. Why would they no longer qualify for the NIT? Correct me if I am wrong, but any team that doesn't make the NCAA tournament has a chance to qualify for the NIT ...
by Omaha1000
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UNO Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 145
Views: 5047

Re: UNO Basketball 2015-2016

One interesting twist is that this team probably can no longer qualify for the NIT, but still has a chance to qualify for the NCAA tourney.
by Omaha1000
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 383
Views: 14192

Re: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016

From my perspective, they played pretty hard in the 2nd half. They shoot a lot of three-pointers with players that really should not be shooting so many threes game in and game out. Watson is fun to watch, but all season, people have been overlooking the part of him also being turnover prone. I thou...
by Omaha1000
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 383
Views: 14192

Re: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016

It would be a lot of fun to see Creighton and Neb-Omaha face each other in the NIT. Of course, Neb-Omaha would have to win the Summit League regular season to get in.
by Omaha1000
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016
Replies: 383
Views: 14192

Re: Creighton Basketball 2015-2016

In my opinion, CU played as well in last night's loss to Butler as they did when they won at Marquette last week. They are who they are, and this season that means that they are somewhere in the middle of the Big East. One post mentioned that only Watson is of Big East caliber. If that's the case, t...

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