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Hurricane Issac New Orleans: levee overtopped, 400,000 without power

It’s shocking that seven years ago New Orleans was hammered by Hurricane Katrina, and now it’s being attacked by Hurricane Issac, and with almost the same level of intensity.  Even though Katrina was larger, Issac is reported to be slower and thus dropping more wind and rain on the city.   There’s another report by CNN […]

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Leigh Steinberg, Mike Silver, Doug Thornton, Bill Chackhes, Melissa Rubin: Julie “Buehler’s Day Off” Podcasts – July 3rd

Leigh Steinberg, Mike Silver, Doug Thornton, Bill Chachkes, and Melissa Rubin. All were part of an amazing Tout.com sponsored Buehler’s Day Off radio show on July 3rd on KXPS 1010 AM in the Palm Dessert. One that was hijacked by yours truly, Zennie Abraham, as the result of a bet I had with Ms. Buehler […]

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SMG v AEG At Oakland Coliseum; Doug Thornton Interview

My friend Doug Thornton, the man who saved the Louisiana Superdome, and who’s SMG’s Senior Vice President for Stadiums, sat down with me to talk about how the Coliseum has progressed since he came on the scene representing SMG in this capacity, and about the competition with AEG (known for developing LA Live) to run […]

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Doug Thornton: Hurricane Katrina Superdome Hero In Oakland For SMG

SMG Senior Vice President Doug Thornton came to Oakland to help manage the effort of hosting and securing events for the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex, which includes the O.co Coliseum Stadium and Oracle Arena. Regular readers of this space know that my feeling for how SMG and the Coliseum Authority has handled the sports complex […]