December 05, 2010

Quote of the Day

Jack McCaffrey on the demise of the Spectrum:

It has hosted Bruce Springsteen, Stanley Cup champions, the Final Four, great fights, the NBA Finals, memorable wrestling cards and circuses.

It would be that Meadowlands Arena- that tribute to ordinary construction in the middle of a North Jersey parking lot. But since it has become cause for an annoying stump speech around Zinkoff Blvd. to list and list and list again all the events that played the Spectrum, it was just time- thatís all;- to point out that all such arenas have such histories. Some are worth preserving (Madison Square Garden), others (the Spectrum) apparently are not. So, mercifully, the deconstruction of the Spectrum has begun, and it was about time. The tributes were trumping the reality.The place was around for 43 years. It only would have been a story had all those events not played there in that time Ö not that they did.

McCaffrey's generally my least-favorite sportswriter in town, but he's right here.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 5, 2010 07:54 PM
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