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  1. Nervey game. The USMNT deserved to advance, but they need to find a way to produce more goals. The defense has been pretty stellar. Defense and GK have only allowed 1 PK goal.
  2. The US played well against England. They deserve to move on, IMO, but need some more goal production to do so. Big news today was the rumor that Messi (arguably the greatest player in the history of soccer) is rumored to be moving to Inter Miami, the Orlando City rivals to the south. That is a big deal for soccer in America. (Even though it will be to our hated neighbors, Inter Fort Lauderdale).
  3. Yeah, I saw some of the background of it and the "CZ" guy just pulled a gangsta move. fudgeing amazing. THAT should be made into a movie for sure.
  4. It took prompt from Cinderella's Castle for the spires and towers. AI thinks we are Disney also.
  5. Not sure why you quoted my post. I'm not saying that it was a good measure. It was poorly written and/or vague. (maybe on purpose). And did not provide information on where the funds would be allocated or other critical details. I was just providing the wording of it for clarity. I voted "yes" but can't blame others for voting against it. Not very well done.
  6. FTX, the "savior" exchange earlier this year is apparently now illiquid. Binance is said to be acquiring the distressed exchange/company. BTC drops back below $19,000.
  7. Actual language of the ballot: "Shall a Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax at the rate of one percent (1%) be levied in Orange County, Florida for a period of 20 years with revenue deposited into a trust fund dedicated exclusively to transportation and transit improvement uses authorized by law, with oversight and accountability for the revenue provided by a citizen oversight board and the elected comptroller, as approved by the Board of County Commissioners?"
  8. Yeah, that's ripe for abuse. I can't blame anybody that votes no. I certainly hope it passes and is well stewarded, but that was a very "Politician" way to word the actual measure on the ballot.
  9. I never was a "Rowdies" fan. I was a Tampa Bay Mutiny fan back in the day before the team folded. Carlos Valderrama was my soccer idol in HS.
  10. dcluley98

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    On the bright side, a flat parking lot would be easy to develop/replace later on. I am disappointed, but not surprised at all. In reality, playing sports underneath one of the busiest interstates in the country was not really all that appealing to me. I think that the main connection to Church street and Amway and (hopefully) the S+ED will be the most important thing. The rest would be mostly underutilized or homeless/vagrant areas. (although congregation in that area may be better than other locations downtown like the other "good" parks).
  11. East. Hey, I'm not from 'round here, it is traveling North. Oh yeah, a double white line, that will work. LOL. The "simplest" solution would have been to not have 2 separate exit ramps, just take everybody off at the first ramp and direct them to either "West" or "East" Colonial with sinage with ample distance for people to choose which direction they are going.
  12. I'm no traffic engineer, but it seems like these obvious design errors could be easily fixed by installing some barriers to prevent the "idiot users" from misuse of the intended design. Extending the medians and curbs slightly and installing some flexible lane delineators to guide traffic as the design was intended would prevent a lot of problems. This would "retrain" people to use the correct earlier exit for Colonial East, prevent potential incidents from lane jumping and improper use, increase throughput and efficiency, and overall, be safer: Lane Delineators: Current Design: "Fixed" Design:
  13. Yeah, I only saw concepts, but it is kinda weird in that it almost limited access and grade separated BRT system. Also that whole dedicated roundabout thing for major ingress/egress is very interesting. It looks like it would be signaled for maximum throughput for the BRT system with a major "intersection" but signalled to stop traffic on the standard car through lanes while buses use the large outer radius to navigate in and out of the separated lanes with maximum efficiency and safety. Would be interested to hear your other thoughts on the design if you have more information (and/or opinions) to share.
  14. Yes, it is dedicated express lanes to bus between the new park/hotels, and CityWalk/old parks, and the in between resorts (like new Endless Summer property south of I-4).
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    7evens has been vacant pretty much "forever" but the fitness place has actually driven some traffic and street activity. Glad to see they will fill some of the open spots, although I don't know how much business another bar will get. The old NQ tavern, now City Pub couldn't pull it off originally despite a decent space and food. I don't know if just a "tap-room" will be able to pull it off long-term. I wish them the best, and will try it out, but IMO not going to be viable.
  16. Yeah, what a relief. Unfortunately, I don't know if the team is good enough to do anything in the playoffs, but at least we avoid the jokes of perhaps missing the playoffs despite winning a trophy. Bad news is that Robin Jansson is out for the year with a foot surgery scheduled. At least the team did enough to get in, but may be done for the accomplishments this season. (Kinda like my Rays, who just couldn't score runs to extend their post-season )
  17. Gators are doing about what they thought they would do, maybe even a little bit better. Oklahoma lost to Texas today 49-0. . . WOW!
  18. The Straz Center and new renovation/addition to the Tampa Museum of Art with a cantilevered expansion section over the Riverwalk and Hillsborough River are going to be great projects for DT Tampa, adding onto the revitalization of DT with the Riverwalk and refurbing Hixon Park. Downtown Tampa has been pretty dead for a while, but it is really coming back with the latest developments and projects.
  19. I'm not sure I would "yay" that, but not unexpected for me. I wouldn't have bet against it.
  20. Magic aim to start building Sports + Entertainment District by early 2023 https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-sp-orlando-magic-sports-entertainment-district-20221001-t6wu46cssva2fp43olip5hk3xq-story.html Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins recently told the Orlando Sentinel that the organization is planning to start construction on the long-awaited $500-million-plus downtown Sports + Entertainment District by the end of March 2023. He added that the project is expected to be a “two-year build process” and be completed “sometime in 2025″ but wasn’t sure when exactly it’d be done. Pat Gallagher, director of the Sports + Entertainment District, told GrowthSpotter in early September that the team would be releasing more information about the project within the next few months.
  21. Was going to take a good up-close picture of the new "Orb" statue associated with I-4 and the Colonial pedestrian bridge today, but apparently a homeless person has moved in. (I don't know if I can blame the person given the recent weather, but dang).
  22. West side has new exterior panels with window pattern and barrier layer:
  23. dcluley98


    Alexan Mills 50 today:
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