The Nets unveiled what looks like the final design for their new "will it or won't it happen" Brooklyn stadium today. Since I have trouble with flash images and am too lazy to learn, to check it out, paste the link below into your browser:
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
If you are like me, you think the thing looks like a giant fat beetle. After games, I can imagine this thing scurrying up Brendan Fraser's leg like it did in The Mummy.
That this stadium looks like a beetle is not to say that it is bad. I applaud this new design BECAUSE it looks so different and weird. Brooklyn, unlike Manhattan, is devoid of many iconic eye-catching buildings. It is a maze of warehouses, apartment buildings, parks, and coffee shops and it lacks that one thing that will make tourists say, "I HAVE to go to Brooklyn while I am in town to see THIS!" Right now, as a New Yorker, I can tell you the current structure filling that description is the only Target in the area. This building will at least make people want to look like the gigantic insect no doubt hiding out in David Stern's thick shell of a body (Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith should be alerted to his whereabouts).
To make matters even better, Barclays is sponsoring it. For those of you not in the know, Barclays is the enormous conglomerate that sponsors the ENTIRE LEAGUE of English soccer...er..."football". There, it is the "Barlays Premier League. That's like a company sponsoring the NFL (I like the sound of "Trojan Brand Latex National Football League).
With all of these posts about the Nets recently, they are going to be one hell of a strange team to watch in the coming years. Jay Z...don't quit your day job.