You poor, poor people. Uncle Gary provides coverage on a third-rate sports channel, so he really doesn't care about the quality of the broadcast crew. If he wants to build on the number of "the greatest fans in the world", Americans deserve better on the national NBC network. But he won't do that.
If all else fails, the only way to tolerate them is to make it into a drinking game.
Council has passed a deal that will see the city of Edmonton and Oilers owner Daryl Katz each put in more money to offset the $55 million shortfall needed to build the new downtown arena.
All but three city councillors voted in favour of the deal. Kerry Diotte, Tony Caterina and Linda Sloan voted against the agreement.
Katz will chip in an additional $15 million through the Edmonton Arena Corporation and another $15 million will come from the Community Revitalization Levy [CRL].
The city hopes to get a $25 million grant from the province's Regional Collaboration Program. Last week, a majority of the Capital Region Board — which represents municipalities around Edmonton — agreed to support the city's application.