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Mitch Perry Report for 5.8.15 –The MOSI-USF Football stadium dilemma

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Hillsborough County Commissioners (and Administrator Mike Merrill) are gung ho on having the folks who run the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) explore an opportunity to move their facility into downtown Tampa, where it could be a part of Jeff Vinik’s grand plans to redevelop the Channelside area, even though there are serious questions about how productive such a move would be. As La Gaceta’s Patrick Manteiga noted last week, there’s the little issue about available parking in the area that has plagued…

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The greatest ad I’ve ever seen

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From Slate’s Ad Watch: In 1994, when the World Cup first arrived on American soil, Nike’s soccer division brought in $40 million in annual revenue. This year, the figure is $1.7 billion. Together with subsidiary label Umbro, Nike is now the No. 1 soccer brand on the planet. Which is astonishing, given that 1) it’s an American company, and Americans still aren’t fully on board with this frou-frou soccer stuff; 2) Adidas, its major rival in the category, had been synonymous with…

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The greatest ad I’ve ever seen

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From Slate’s Ad Watch: In 1994, when the World Cup first arrived on American soil, Nike’s soccer division brought in $40 million in annual revenue. This year, the figure is $1.7 billion. Together with subsidiary label Umbro, Nike is now the No. 1 soccer brand on the planet. Which is astonishing, given that 1) it’s an American company, and Americans still aren’t fully on board with this frou-frou soccer stuff; 2) Adidas, its major rival in the category, had been synonymous with…

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