Friday, September 19, 2008

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Had a flashback reading this article about McAfee's naming rights expiring. When was 8 or so, I made my first trip to the coliseum to see an A's game. The raiders were not playing in Oakland at that time, having moved to Los Angeles, leaving me without a favorite football team. Here's what I remember: the game was against Cleveland. The Indians were up 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth when Rickey Henderson came up with a man on. He hit a walk-off bomb. He remains the greatest baseball player I've ever seen play in person.

Anyway, who should they sell the rights to? What company would appropriate right now?

How about Clorox Coliseum? They're based in Oakland, and after watching the Denver game I wanted to take a bath in bleach.

Taser Coliseum, since their products were used so effectively by OPD and Alameda Sherriffs pacifying the brawls during that same Monday Night Game?

The Law Offices of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto Coliseum? Al's lawyer. This should be the de facto name anyway, given the history of litigation since the Raiders came back.

1 comment:

Sllaacs said...

Truth is, it will always be the Oakland Coliseum, I don't care what the temporary name is at the time.