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1 minute ago, popsiclebrandon said:

Yeah that sucks. One of the most destructive families in the country.

Disappointing to say the least. Hopefully this part of it holds true: "They will not hold a voting position on the board and will not serve in a daily operational role."

But even so, sounds like they'll have influence. Please don't ruin OCSC. 

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What’s interesting  is that one of Orlando’s supposed strong points is , as a “new” city, it’s very open to new folks and new ideas.

However, here we are linking  up an existing powerful family for the new folks to come on board. This is something you’d expect from a New Orleans that’s steeped in 300 years of tradition but is odd for the Orlando brand.

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2 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

What’s interesting  is that one of Orlando’s supposed strong points is , as a “new” city, it’s very open to new folks and new ideas.

However, here we are linking  up an existing powerful family for the new folks to come on board. This is something you’d expect from a New Orleans that’s steeped in 300 years of tradition but is odd for the Orlando brand.

I get your point but it is not that surprising. As open as we are, it is nice to have someone local to point out who the players are. The good, the bad, and the ugly. 

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On 7/22/2021 at 8:45 AM, popsiclebrandon said:

Yeah that sucks. One of the most destructive families in the country.

The old man (who has been dead for a few years) was certainly terrible. His eldest son Richard, husband to Betsy, also certainly terrible. The current Chairman of the Magic, Dan, seems a little less terrible- or at least he seems much less tied to Republican politics. I see his name pop up as donating fairly equally to Rs and Ds.

Also, they are the number 1 private funding source for homeless issues in the area as well as tons of money to UCF entrepreneurial programs, performing arts and even half a million to the Pulse foundation. 

I wouldn't go to bat for calling them good people, but here in Orlando they have been pretty stand up citizens. Btw, they give a lot more $ to MI causes and politicians https://www.dbdvfoundation.org/news/how-and-why-amways-devos-family-gives-away-billions

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Love them or hate them, they are affordable(ish).

Or so say the experts. "The cost of being a Florida pro sports fan has increased in the past decade, but attending an Orlando Magic game remains a good deal, says a new study by online gaming site Casino.org."

https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2021/09/08/cost-to-attend-orlando-magic-game-in-person.html

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This is YOUR Orlando Magic!

”According to stats compiled by the Associated Press, no team in the NBA has a worse combined record over the last 10 seasons than Orlando, which has posted a .369 winning percentage in that span”

Why, who could ask for anything more?

Now, about that great multi-level marketing opportunity…

From The Sentinel 

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12 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

This is YOUR Orlando Magic!

”According to stats compiled by the Associated Press, no team in the NBA has a worse combined record over the last 10 seasons than Orlando, which has posted a .369 winning percentage in that span”

Why, who could ask for anything more?

Now, about that great multi-level marketing opportunity…

From The Sentinel 

The Magic are indeed bad, have been- off and on- for a decade and will be this year and likely next. But that doesn't really tell the full story. In their short (30 years) life they have been to the finals twice. I can think of at least 6 teams that can't make that claim.  They have been to the playoffs at least half of their years- again, lots of teams can not say that. Lots of really good teams (Warriors, Clippers, Bucks) had really bad decades before they put it together.

The Magic made the mistake of trying to improve with a mediocre core of players that strapped them financially. Last February they finally broke free of that fantasy and began a complete rebuild. Their near term future lies in the oft-injured knee of one player, the lost shot of another, the potential of the new guys and a bunch of filler... I'm hopeful they have a bad enough year to get a top 3 pick. There's always next year...

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Brandon Kravitz, host of “In the Zone” on FM 96.9 The Game, was saying Friday that Magic fans are being overly negative after just one game. Actually, Brandon, I don’t think it’s just one game; I think it’s more like 10 years. …” - Mike Bianchi

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