Let's kick off Friday by giving Thursday the Viking funeral it deserves.
The St. Petersburg City Council engaged the services of an architectural firm to get some idea of what the property Tropicana Field currently sits on might look like as something other than a baseball stadium. Whatever else it will look like, it'll definitely look like me getting home from work in fewer than 90 minutes during baseball season.
Speaking of sports, Pasco County announced plans for a new $44 million youth multi-sports complex designed to not only draw income to the area, but also save the county money in expenses traveling to big championships elsewhere. Wouldn't you rather support that than adding to the coffers of some already-wealthy private interest via a taxpayer-funded professional sports arena? I would.
A serious water main break in Tampa closed a busy portion of Rome Avenue and threatened to flood homes and businesses. Or maybe we could just, you know, support fixing some of our half-century-old local infrastructure, and help Tampa Bay remain a place people want to live in and visit.
And finally, victims and the families of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting announced their intent to sue the City of Orlando and the Orlando Police Department, accusing them of not acting quickly enough to stop or kill the shooter and resolve the situation. When will it end? Hopefully when our nation finally takes the steps everybody knows it needs to in order to prevent shit like this from happening in the first place.