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    Not renewing season tickets

    Now you are an accountant too? LOL...plenty of us still file itemized returns...although with SALT caps in place, there are not nearly the number or size of deductions as there once were. Additionally, those of us that file multiple state tax returns still take advantage of those deductions on...
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    PA Residents

    More than 80% of the revenue [when last studied] came from sales and liquor taxes, which would be collected and paid regardless of who makes the sale. Take a look at the bloated and over-paid State Store System and tell me this is an efficient and pro-consumer model? The stores themselves are...
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    Not renewing season tickets

    Obviously without the email data, we have no way of authenticating the email above was actually sent to you. Moreover, even if you did actually receive it, it merely means Pitt is still trying to sell you season tickets. Be certain, anyone that is on Pitt's email distribution list is likely...
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    PA Residents

    Of course historically this has been a very partisan issue in Pennsylvania. Both Governors Thornburg and Ridge tried very hard to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania...but met huge resistance from the Unions, MAD and most Democrats. The sale of liquor licenses to private interests for...
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    Not renewing season tickets

    I renewed my football season tickets in a timely manner. Obviously you are not a season ticket holder, as the renewal was due prior to the COVID-19 shut down and panic. If for some reason the country is still in a shut down mode come Labor Day weekend, you will have far more to worry about...
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    Mel Tucker to MSU

    Honesty, they do it to keep people like you in place. Just like locks keep honest people out of your house, a non-compete keeps an employee either to stay put, or risk sitting out. Trust me, nearly every non-compete that is challenged goes down. I know you love your idea...but unfortunately...
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    Is Murphy available for Clemson?

    Actually, I am on the Pacific side, but I agree...a very nice place to be in the winter! Hail to Pitt!
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    Mel Tucker to MSU

    I am aware of the law and the situation [and how a non-compete works]. We are talking multi-million dollar a year contracts for college football coaches. The non-compete value would never match the new offer, or the employee would not contemplate leaving. I'd venture to say that a non-compete...
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    Is Murphy available for Clemson?

    I have been pretty busy with work most of the basketball season, and have only made a few games in person [most recent was the win over Miami], although I have watched most of them on television. I honestly have not been posting much on either Board, as I have grown a bit weary of the same...
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    Is Murphy available for Clemson?

    While it may seem like a PC thing to do, it is likely more related to the doc's and/or the school's insurance. Why take a risk from the doc's perspective? Unfortunately we are in a climate where parents and athletes love to sue doctors and schools...so the safest financial calculus is to be...
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    Mel Tucker to MSU

    While non-competes are common in in the real world, they are generally disfavored by courts and are governed by state law. As a general rule, you cannot lock someone out of participating in their profession/job without significant geographic and time restrictions [and it still may not be...
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    Which Stadium Would You Prefer?

    Not a lot of evidence to support your theory. Pitt has tons of no-show season ticket holders in both football and basketball [other than the "big" games]. Even in the heyday of Pitt basketball, the Pete was more than half empty before the Big East teams came to town. Season tickets are...
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    Which Stadium Would You Prefer?

    Look, getting a right-sized stadium is a long shot...I know that. I was one of the people on here that preached, pleaded and begged them not to tear down Pitt Stadium....as it would nearly eliminate options for Pitt [if Heinz were not to be a run away success or the Steelers were to move to the...
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    Which Stadium Would You Prefer?

    That is the old school of fundraising thinking. New school is getting as many people as possible to give small gifts (mostly via the Internet). Obviously the "whales" are still important...but they are few in number and everyone is seeking their money. Pitt needs to greatly increase their...
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    Which Stadium Would You Prefer?

    Tarping has done wonders for the USF program at Raymond James. You simpletons that support tarping must be fooled by guys that wear a toupe. It is not a better look, it fools nobody, and will not improve the atmosphere. Figure out a way to fill Heinz, or find/build a place that is...
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    Pitt Master Plan

    Look, it is a pretty rare day when someone leaves a significant amount of money to any charity without stating a purpose for what the money is to be used to support. You can also be certain, when Pitt does receive such money...it very likely is not placed in the endowment. All charities love...
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    Pitt Master Plan

    The plan is for Athletics to raise a big piece of the funds...and what is not raised, they intend to float bonds to cover costs. Pitt Athletics is stepping up and into the big leagues under our new AD when it comes to fundraising. Will be a tough climb, requiring some significant changes in...
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    OT: Penn State and Uber...

    While getting in any vehicle without knowing the driver is taking a risk, I'd suggest using Uber or Lyft is actually safer than getting in a taxi. There is a computer record of who picks you up, who the driver is, where they live, their license, insurance, where they picked you up and dropped...
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    Pitt Master Plan

    Unfortunately when you are cash strapped and not able to acquire new property to build upon, you have to make tough choices if you want to modernize and grow the facilities for the needs of the school, faculty and students. You may recall, Pitt tore down Pitt Stadium which was also...
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    Pitt Master Plan

    Are you serious? Do you not understand that endowment money is not free for the taking. The people that gave that money to Pitt gave it with strings. The strings are what the people that gave the money to Pitt wanted Pitt to do with it. Things like scholarships, buildings, research, endowed...