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North America Re: How about this for a new series? by tucsonmike on 28 August 2005 9:09pm
 
Yes, baseball needs a certain kind of stadium. The multi purpose stadiums proved not to work. American football gets better views on TV anyway. I mainly go to a game if I am going with friends and we tailgate.
Going to a minor league game is a different experience. No big contracts and great views. Also Arizona, like Florida has major league teams here in March for Spring Training.

As for New York Stadiums. Shea Stadium was never a nice place and the Mets are looking for a new ballpark. Yankee Stadium, is getting up there, but is huge. Then again, for me to go there is like going in the enemy tent LOL!
Mike
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by tucsonmike on 28 August 2005 9:14pm
 
OK Simon, here goes.
From New York, fly to Frankfurt. Go down to and follow the Danube to it's mouth. (Michael hasn't covered that part of Europe). Across the Black Sea the Ukraine and Caucausus (sp) and to Central Asia. Through the Central Asian Republics, across China, through the South Pacific and ending up in Los Angeles.

I knew there would be some duplications, but tried to pick places he hadn't been.

Mike
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by George on 29 August 2005 6:41pm
 
Johnny Unitas and the Colts never had a bigger fan than my mother-in-law. On her mantle are several pictures of Unitas and her, both in their primes. It's sort of like a shrine. When the Colts moved to Indiannapolis, she almost died.
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by peripatetically on 30 August 2005 6:57pm
 
George. we all died when that happened. The fans have never forgotten it and never will. it was a disgraceful move, cowardly of the owners who never even considered the people. Just greed and meanness. There's nobody here who can ever want the Colts to win to this day, even though new owners are in charge of the displaced team. it's too bad Peyton manning is on that team. he deserves better. As you can see, old timers like myself, are still very very bitter.
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by George on 30 August 2005 8:09pm
 
Oh yes, Robert Irsey. He will never be forgiven. Mayflower vans in the middle of the night!

Here is Houston, K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. moved our beloved Oilers to Tennessee in '88. The man will be reviled to his last days. He would have gotten his precious new stadium, if he had just been willing to wait a couple more years. Nevertheless, the Oilers had sell outs running for 11 straight years and never, ever lost money. He bought the franchise 40 years ago for $10,000.


In 2003 when Houston hosted "Superbowl 38", there was a real possiblity Tennessee would have one of the teams to play here. Now, that would have been a bitter pill to swallow.

Like Baltimore, we now have a popular new team, but for old farts like myself, the Oilers and the days of "Luv Ya Blue" were extremely special.

I really do feel your pain.
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by peripatetically on 31 August 2005 12:43am
 
Thanks, George. The Colts were very special too. We don't even have their name anymore, which really stinks. Irsay's fault too. At least Art Modell left the Browns' name and uniforms to Cleveland when he came to Baltimore.

The Baltimore Colts were a very unique organization, to say the least. Just ask your Mom! lol All those Hall of Famers on one team and playing like nobody's business. What a thrill. Never been anything to match that again.... And they all contributed to the community in different ways. In fact, Johnny Unitas sold me my first car ever!!!!! He worked part time during the off-season for a Pontiac dealwership. I had him sign the advertisement booklet which I still have.
And two years ago, I posed with gino Marchetti and Jim PArker at a sports shop near my house. Got their autgraphs too. Of course, you must know that Johnny and Jim Parker have died relatively recently. When John died, it was a sho and it threw the town into a deep mourning for a long time. One could often see him shopping for Chirstmas presents alone for his family at the local mall, or something like that. He was a wonderful guy and always had kind words and intentions.

Also, when I was a teenager, Raymond Berry gave his testimonial at my church. He's such a lovely man through and through. (I have his autograph too.)

Oh well, I won't keep going on. Enough of the those painful memories of losing peope we loved.
Patty~
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by tucsonmike on 31 August 2005 3:07am
 
Patty, My friend in Olney is from a family that were fanatical Colts fans. American sports owners greed makes teams leave the city like a jilted lover.
Don't talk to my parents about the Dodgers. They were happy when I told them I drove by Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles and flipped the bird to Walter O'Malley. Two Brooklyn born newspaper columnists had their list of the ten most evil human being to ever live. The top three? Hitler, Stalin, and Walter O'Malley.
Irsay moving the Colts? Now there is cowardice for you.
Mike
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by peripatetically on 31 August 2005 2:29pm
 
I feel your pain, Mike! And don't forget, Memorial Stadium, when the Colts played, was considered the biggest insane asylum on earth. Many doctors prohibited their heart patients from attending the games or even watching or listening to them on tv and radio, respectively. Now THAT"S fanatical! I was part of it. My brother and I had season tickets for a few years, as did several others in our neighborhood.
 
Simons Trip NY-LA via the World. Re: How about this for a new series? by tucsonmike on 1 September 2005 6:36pm
 
Patty, that is funny. I will have to ask my friend Annette if she knows the story about heart patients being banned from Memorial Stadium.
We will still have to put up a Baltimore vs. Washington post.
Mike
 
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