Morning Free Association: Surprise, Surprise (/sarcasm)

Guess what guys? Jeremy Jacobs is mad! Actually, reports are that he’s livid! At whom? At NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and his deputy Bill Daly.

Every time I imagine Bill Daly after it’s stated that he’s the deputy, I imagine him dressed in old west garb with a tin star on his vest with a couple of sidearms at the ready. Maybe he’s drinking and fighting.

drinking and fighting

Or maybe not even an old west type, maybe he’s like Barney Fife.

Barney fife

Anyway, Jacobs is pissed off at them. Why? Because Gary & Bill won’t force the issue of making the players pay more money back now as opposed to later or even at all. Jacobs is among a few owners who are claiming that they weren’t part of the negotiation of the new CBA and barely had any time to review it before both parties signed the deal. Honestly, this sounds like a bunch of crap.

I get that Jacobs is frustrated by the lack of revenue that his concessions company Delaware North has endured since March. I know that not only does he get gate receipts and merch from the Bruins games, but he’s also missing revenue from the Garden events, likely the Hub on Causeway renters, like restaurants and businesses that can’t fully open, and from Logan Airport where his company controls food service at the terminals. The Jacobs’ were due to open the Hub throughout the late winter and spring of 2020. But the pandemic put the kibosh on that. All of that sucks. But I just can’t feel bad for billionaires because they will get through this. How will their employees do, especially the ones they laid off? That’s really what I’m more concerned about.

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Quaider4everwash
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Wow! It’s cold! Came back for some coveralls. Brrrr. Working on a windy ridge

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Almost getting time to put on the snow pants for an extra layer of warmth.

Quaider4everwash
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Heading out to a pretty cool railing job. It’s going to take a couple weeks. Pictures someday.

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Aw, poor Jeremy! I’ll be honest, i have one rich friend who is awesome. Kind, philanthropic, and humble. If it wasn’t for him i’d wear “Eat the Rich” tee shirts every day.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Does your friend want to adopt a 42 year old grown adult? lol

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

JJ really does seem like a caricature of a filthy rich guy from the robber-baron era.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning everybody!

Historic day – we’ve started vaccinating people! Doubt I’ll get it before this time next year but I’ll feel a lot more comfortable when my parents and others of their generation have had it.

I find it hard to have any sympathy for billionaires. You can’t get to that status without screwing someone over somewhere along the line, surely?

There was a really interesting programme on BBC last night about the time the Pittsburgh Penguins bought into CSKA Moscow’s hockey team just after the end of the Cold War. Here’s a link, but it’ll only work if you use a VPN. Don’t know whether any of you do.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000q5hp/storyville-red-penguins-murder-money-and-ice-hockey

Quaider4everwash
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I noticed that a feature on DB Cooper is also available on that link. Cooper was an innovator, i’ll say that for him. I hope they never find out what happened to him. There used to be a bar in Virginia Beach called DB Cooper’s. It would be hilarious if it was really his bar. Nobody would look for him there!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hiding in plain sight?! Yeah, I noticed that while I was posting it – never heard of the guy but it sounds like an interesting story. Will have to check it out

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Congrats on vaccines becoming real over there. The White House makes pantomime about there being vaccines to health care workers this month, but I don’t believe them.

We also just got word that Phizer over-promised quantities and will only be able to deliver 10% of what they promised due to international obligations. (This was also predictable, but I thought we’d still get significantly more of what they promised).

A hint of daylight on the horizon though!

The London Bear
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Oh wow. We’re getting the 400,000 doses we ordered as far as I’m aware.