It sounds like the Real Salt Lake will play their last season at the Rice Eccles stadium. The Utah Legislature is unwilling to front the taxpayers $20 million to help build the Real arena. The United concerts promoter is now looking to book over at the Usana Amphitheater.

Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake City Mayor, thinks we are missing an opportunity. Are we really? I don't think the demand is there. If it was going to funnel funds into the city, why wouldn't they want it?

I know Utah helped Larry Miller out. That agreement HAS brought capital to the State. Would Real Salt Lake do the same? It doesn't appear so to some Legislators. They definitely haven't convinced me. I know Soccer is a big World Sport and it's great for kids. I just don't see it being huge in America.

However 12 million illegals could prove me wrong.

Darren Rowse wrote an excellent post Friday. I live here in Salt Lake City and was here in 2002. I hate it when I miss that which is right in front of me. However this reminds me of a personal event in my life.
About 8 yrs ago I was delivering soda to a truck stop. While there in pulled a really sweet Prevost MotorCoach, towing a matching Jeep. The owner came over and I commented on how nice it was. The conversation went like this.
"What does a Prevost like that cost?"
"Well lets just say they 'start' at about 400 grand"
"Wow, You must be doing something right!"
"No, I'm just 'Lucky' that's all"
"It had to be more than 'Luck'. Come on now."
"Luck is when opportunity meets preparation"
I will never forget that. He hit it square. I truly believe this and would like to add that to Darren's comments about Steve Bradbury. In getting the Gold Steve Bradbury went through 12 years of Hard Slog. There are challenges to be met, character to be built, and a foundation to be laid.
Apparently in the land down under they have been using the phrase, "Pull a Bradbury." Well I think we should all "Pull a Bradbury." Roll up our sleeves and get to work. When we succeed, we can help others. That just makes it all the sweeter.