Hey, know what we haven’t done in a while? A Friday news roundup. Let’s do one of those now!
- OMG OMG a Populous architect is actually talking about holographically projected players! The Cincinnati Bengals must be drooling at the possibility of using their state-of-the-art clause to demand such a system as soon as any other team has one! Me, I’m just excited that my dream of replacing human NFL players with Madden ones is a step closer to reality.
- One of the minority Arizona Coyotes owners who Andrew Barroway just bought out says he “doesn’t know” if the team can survive in its current market, because “I don’t know if they’re going to get a new arena. If they do not, it will probably remain as it has for a long time.” Which actually seems to be the opposite of doubting that the team can survive in its current market, since “remain as it has for a long time” is kind of the definition of survival?
- The folks who are suing to block city funding of the new Detroit Red Wings and Pistons arena are now suing to block the city council from voting to approve the funding, because duh.
- Last year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro cost an estimated $13.1 billion, though some of that was paid for by private sources, according to an Associated Press analysis. Remember, kids: Friends don’t let friends bid on the Olympics.
- An MLB.com writer says the new Atlanta Braves stadium is almost as good as toasted grasshoppers, which seems about right.
Happy weekend, everybody!