Man, just think how much money the Scene
could have raised if we'd hosted a citywide pool on how long it would be until we had our first new convention center scandal.
Shoot, if only we'd been smart enough to start taking bets way back when the thing was proposed. We could have broken it into segments, handed out prizes for whoever predicted the timing of the "What's a few hundred thousand dollars between friends?" PR scandal and had another prize now for whoever had "less than a week" for "How long between the time demolition begins and the discovery of some embarrassing fiasco
It'd be fitting for us to start making money off of the ridiculous failures of the convention center, a nice mirror to The Tennessean
's embarrassing $15,000 giveaway to the convention center.
But, fine, we can't actually run a citywide illegal gambling game (though we totally know the people who could set it up). I don't think that should stop us from making predictions about what and how soon the next dust-up will be. Winner gets bragging rights.
Make your best guesses in the comments.