White House releases report on Oklahoma’s infrastructure needs

In another brazen example of government overreach, the Biden administration recently released a report on America's infrastructure.

Via The Oklahoman_:

The White House on Monday issued a state-by-state breakdown of infrastructure needs as President Joe Biden advocates for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package to improve America's roads, bridges, high-speed broadband networks and housing affordability.

Similar to the picture the reports paint of the nation's infrastructure, the Oklahoma-specific report gives the impression of a state with years of deferred or delayed infrastructure improvements.

I took a look at the Oklahoma-specific report, and it had your typical list of Oklahoma-specific needs, such as…

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7 potential new names for Chesapeake Energy Arena

For years, our loveable and sometimes great but often feeble NBA team has played in a building known as the Chesapeake Energy Arena. There was a time when it was called the Ford Center and mostly hosted big live concerts with terrible sound. The sound is still terrible after all these years, but acoustics are acoustics. I’m there for the basketball.

But now there’s a shake-up that will rock the building harder than the house DJ playing a snippet of ‘The Ocean’ during a Poku 3-pointer. From KFOR:

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR)- The next time you head to an Oklahoma City Thunder game, you may not be going into the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced that the team is in the process of working to secure a new naming rights partner for the arena.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced that part of its restructuring plan, it is terminating its arena naming rights agreement with the team, effective immediately.

With Chesapeake tanking harder than the Thunder is currently, I’m honestly surprised this didn’t happen earlier. But someone needs to take up the mantle and support this building that everybody in Oklahoma City paid for and is quite capable of generating its own income.

Right now, we’re hearing PayCom will be the sponsor of the arena, but if that falls through, these would be good choices:

Here are some ideas:

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