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There’s A Hole In The Spectrum


Spectrum hole.jpgThere’s a hole in the Spectrum!  How did that happen?  Did no one notice the giant red ball flying towards it this afternoon?  It is a historical Philadelphia landmark!  And why were all those people just standing around watching the destruction?  Oh my!

Wait a second…you say they are tearing it down?  It is a scheduled demolition?  Soooooooo…they did this on purpose?  Oh sorry…my bad.

Just kidding ;o)  It was a surreal moment today, watching the Spectrum meet its demise.  Although apparently, we can relive that moment everyday for the next 4-6 months, which is the time it is going to take to tear it down with this tiny red ball.  Could they not find a larger ball or more efficient means of destruction?  Just sayin’…

When the long, drawn out extraction is complete, a brand new entertainment complex called “PhillyLive!” will take the Spectrum’s place, hopefully, in 2012.  This will give Philly sports fans a place to wander, eat and party before and after games.  Of course the city of St. Louis promised their fans the same type of structure and 4 years later, not a single brick has been laid.  Cross your fingers, Philly…

Chairman of Comcast Spectacor Ed Snider spoke before the demolition today.  He spoke about his mixed emotions about tearing down the Spectrum and then referred to its official replacement next door as the “Wells Fargo or whatever it’s called building.”  The Wells Fargo center has gone though a number of name changes over the years including CoreStates Center, First Union Center (affectionately known as the FU center) and Wachovia Center.

With the Snider name comment and seeing the gaping hole in the side of the Spectrum, my brain began translating the data into an old children’s song.  In my mind, “There’s a Hole In The Bucket” suddenly became “There’s a Hole In The Spectrum.” Not familiar with the song?  Take a look:

Now that you remember the song, sing along with my newly fabricated lyrics:

 

There’s a hole in the Spectrum, dear Flyers, dear Sixers,

There’s a hole in the Spectrum, dear Philly,

There’s a hole.

 

Then trash it Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider,

Then trash it dear Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider, trash it.

 

But where will you play now, dear Flyers, dear Sixers,

But there will you play now, dear Philly, play where?

 

In the FU, I mean Wachovia, I mean WtF Center, Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider,

WTF is it’s name now, Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider, it’s name?

 

We cannot remember, dear Flyers, dear Sixers,

The name keeps on changing, dear Philly, keeps changing.

 

Then make up your mind, Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider

Make a freaking decision, Mr. Snider, decide!

 

It’s the Wells Fargo Center, dear Flyers, dear Sixers,

It’s the Wells Fargo Center, dear Philly, at least it is for now…

 

We will still miss the Spectrum, Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider, Mr. Snider,

We will still miss the Spectrum, Mr. Snider, miss it.

 

There’s a hole in the Spectrum, dear Flyers, dear Sixers,

There’s a hole in the Spectrum, dear Philly,

Say goodbye.

 

I do hope everyone enjoyed my rendition :O)   And while we are on the subject, what is your favorite memory of the Spectrum?  Mine was seeing Pearl Jam close the lace down officially last October.  Had they rocked any harder, the little red ball may not have been needed at all!

DSCF4820a.jpgShare your Spectrum memoriesin the comments below!

 

Pearl Jam photo by Jenn Zambri Photography; Spectrum photo by Philly.com

*Read more about the Phillies at my other home page, Phightin’ Phils Phorum in the My Team Rivals network*

 

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