RoostCast 78: Cautious Optimism

In this episode, Ryan is joined by Jason Griswold and Paul Bluhm of Hockey Rhetoric. The trio discuss the Buffalo waterfront stadium proposal and why cautious optimism is the desired, but not always achievable, emotion. They also discuss the impact stadiums have on cities and what needs to happen to make a $1.4 billion wonderland happen at the outer harbor. The NHL lockout makes a brief appearance at the end.

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Some links we mentioned during this episode:

Retractable-roof stadium proposed for outer harbor — Buffalo News

The Buffalo Waterfront Stadium: In Defense of SkepticismAlan Bedenko, Artvoice

In Stadium Building Spree, U.S. Taxpayers Lose $4 Billion — Bloomberg

The End of the Road for Eds and Meds — New Geography (via The Morning Grumpy)

Olympic Stadium, Montreal — Wikipedia

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Musical selections for this episode:

Pawn Shop” — Sublime

Sleeping Ute” — Grizzly Bear