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Things are going well at Remington Park. 1.3 million visitors last year. up 11 percent this year. Slot machine revenue is at $240 per machine daily. The Oklahoman’s Steve Lackmeyer has a good story in today’s business section about the Adventure District in Oklahoma City. Did you know the Oklahoma City Zoo has topped 800,000 visitors this year?
My friends in the multimedia and sports departments here at OPUBCO have created a cool interactive break down of OU quarterback Sam Bradford. Yes, piece by piece. Blake Jackson spoke with OU quarterback coach Josh Heupel about Bradford. Check that out on the sports page.
Fifty years ago today – Oct. 4, 1957 – Wally and Beaver Cleaver appeared on TV for the first time in Leave It to Beaver. This weekend TV Land will air a 24-hour 50th anniversary marathon, beginning at 7 p.m. Go to TVLand.com for clips, streaming video of the pilot, and Beaver trivia.
That’s today’s 3 Things. Go brush up on your Beaver trivia. And watch some baseball.
Today’s 3 Things You Should Know is all about how you can spend that extra pocket change.
For example, French Hickman and Jim Brewer are looking to sell – if the price is right. Both are major property owners in Bricktown. Read Steve Lackmeyer’s story in today’s business section of The Oklahoman to learn which properties you may want to purchase. Steve reports shoppers may want to consider property in “the Steelyard”, just east of Bricktown. You’ll also have to consider parting with $13 million.
Meanwhile, A is for Apology. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has apologized and offered $100 credits to people who paid up to $599 for an iPhone this summer. And then were burned when the company chopped $200 from the price.
Tomorrow, the Sooners host Miami. The Oklahoman today looked at ticket scalping and the word on the street regarding prices. How much? eBay prices range up to $600. By comparison, tickets for Notre Dame at Penn State this weekend are around $400. Last season’s Michigan at Ohio State game had average prices over $1,200. OU-Texas tickets usually go for more than $400.
One NewsOK user left the following pearl of wisdom: “If it’s raining, I’m sure you can get them much cheaper.” Thanks Jeff from Edmond, keeping it real.
Enjoy your weekend everyone. Stay dry.
You might have guessed it. The Pac-10 Conference has the worst football referees. Sooner fans will definitely agree with this Seattle Times’ poll. The Times polled 42 coaches, including Sooner coach Bob Stoops, asking opinions on which conference had the most incompetent officiating. The Big Ten was voted the best.
Are you excited about the new iPod? Apple has distributed invitations to a Sept. 5 event in San Francisco, and industry people are speculating it’s for a new family of iPods. Can you say full screen video iPod?