And please tell me if you think Robe was giving us misinformation because he is shielding his bosses, or if he is in the dark. And is Lemonie giving him false info about the delays, or is that part of Robes plan to shield his bosses?
Not having the info you have, I'm just trying to get a handle on what all the issues are, who's telling the truth, etc.
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1) in the interview he lists a lot of issues with the foundation getting done as the reason for the lack of visible progress....I.e., no demo being done.
2) He also states confidently that the demo will start in two weeks.
So he is either misinformed or not telling us the truth. Neither of those seem like viable options to me, but that is my opinion and I certainly could be wrong.
What are you saying that he is leaving out? I don't need sources.....I just need to understand what I'm missing here.
He was stating what he was told when asked. Did they ask if construction was scheduled to start on June 17? Did they ask if 70% of the funds were there as mr. Farmer stated?
When people who are in charge of the timeline tell you we are behind then we are behind. Starting demo in two weeks doesn't change that fact. Same people were told a NTP would be issued by the end of this week. Hasn't happened. I'm sure Robe believes demo will start in two weeks and if it does it won't surprise me. That doesn't change anything. We are so far behind at this stage that it is highly unlikely we are able to use the stadium until well into the season next year.
Luke Johnson with the Advocate has publically stated that he can't get any answers. Why do you think that is?
No, he was not asked anything about funding and he did not address it in anyway. I did find that odd, because that's what the rumors are all about here.....I think....lol. Maybe BJ can comment on why funding was not discussed?
I've never said that we are behind the the timeline....because the only facts I have to base that on would be the robe interview. And he freely admitted we are behind schedule, and why he thought this was.
I don't have your sources, and Robe did not discuss the NTP.
Finally, and based on Helmuts very knowledgeable posts, I'm not sure if we have all the info needed to determine how far behind we truly are, and when we can expect it to be completed.
Robe said that he's personally meeting with Lemoine once a week and if there was an issue, he would be the first one out front telling us. He said they've had a lot of delays because the guts are really old and they're having trouble determining what pipe connects to what and all that nonsense but he said that we should soon be seeing a lot of progress on the outside.
I'm no construction expert, but if you have underground work to do on the site. Wouldn't you demo the stadium first to get full access to the entire foundation area. Do that foundation, electrical, plumbing, etc then start building?
And I actually have some others, since I know nothing about an NTP: I'm assuming that is an issue here, us not having issued it yet. Is that correct? Or, e.g., is it possible that they are waiting for the foundation issues to be finished before issuing it? I'm just trying to determine if there are any other logical reasons ...... other than financing ..... that it wouldn't be issued? I'm not trying to impugn what others have said, just trying to get your opinion since you have so much experience in this area. Thx.
A notice to proceed is given regardless of what may or may not be encountered during the course of construction. Any item that may be discovered during the course of construction is handled by a change order and plan change.
Plain and simple not having a notice to proceed is a serious issue in this case.
Ok guys... I'm going to come clean on this. We discovered something at the Tigue just after the last game. Just as the Cajuns lost to Arizona with the final out... we heard a strange noise under the grandstand. As it turns out, we have had a Sasquatch living under the grandstand for several years now. That evening, a group of us decided to investigate that weird sound. It was dark, and all we had were flashlights. We heard some grunting and odd bodily noises coming from under a section of bleachers... a hairy smelly human thing was passed out drunk under the bleachers. After we got BandwagonKing a taxi ride home, we continued our search. That's when we came upon our Cajun Sasquatch. He's living in a borrow under the grandstands.
Apparently, after talking with him, he moved in under our grandstands many years ago. He migrated down from Nova Scotia... and when hearing there might be others of his kind in Acadiana, he made a home at the Tigue. He gave us a tour of his meager dwellings, and told us that "Robe and I deserve better than this". We all agreed. His simple little cave like dwelling is very modest. The only thing hanging on his wall is Yvette's plaque. He said it was a gift from "the one called Z".
Well, when we should have started the new Tigue, we realized we needed to include some modifications to accommodate a very loyal Cajuns baseball fan. He said his name was "Ugg"... but he preferred being called "Winston" (don't ask me). Anyhow, Winston is a really cool Squatch. And he loves Cajuns baseball. He claims he's cooked in the Cajun Cooking Club several times, unnoticed. And the whole reason for some of our plumbing/piping issues is that he's piped the drains off our beer taps into his cave. We decided he deserved his own fresh spigot... and we're going to work out a plan for him to pay off the costs. He thinks he can help our players with some power hitting advice. We'll have to see about that.
He also told us he likes to listen to Jay on an old radio he found. He said "AM sucks and so does Mr. Bitter". But although he likes Jay calling games... he said he thinks he's a cocky "ruksmug". I found out later what "ruksmug" meant when Winston went to the bathroom and said he just took a big ruksmug. Winston feels bad about some of the cracks in our foundation. He said some of those happened when he called into "that cocky ruksmugs" show... and was cut off. He said it takes longer for a Squatch to form his thoughts... and that Jay needed to "chill the booch out". He punched his ceiling after that ruksmug cut him off and went on one of those ruksmug "I know everything" diatribes.
Anyhow... I apologize for not coming forward with the facts sooner. Winston wrote Scott Farmer a letter telling him that he was a Leprechaun and that he'd buried a pot of gold on a unicorn farm up in Alaska. Now you know more than I should have told. I'm just glad to help explain some things.
Roy Henry out for the coin toss!!! lol