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Opening Arguments

A well-rounded fan

This admission may mark me as a bad Summit City resident, but I have never been to a Komets game. In fact, not going to see the Komets is one of my favorite pastimes. That can get boring, though, so sometimes I don't go to Wizards games. Wanting to be a well-rounded person, I had thought I might also not go to any arena football games. The trouble is that I like football, and a friend wants to go see what the arena version is like. But now I will still have a third sport not to attend:

For the fourth time in the last 50 years, Fort Wayne is going to take a shot at pro basketball.

Following the NBA's Pistons (left in 1957), the IBA's Hoosiers (folded in 1975) and the CBA's Fury (folded in 2001), the National Basketball Development League plans to announce the awarding of an expansion team to the city at 3 p.m. today at Memorial Coliseum. The ownership group will have 12 members; the primary owners will be John D. Zeglis, former chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless, and his son-in-law, Jeff Potter, a Chicago attorney and former University of Oregon basketball player. The minority ownership group will include former Fury co-owners Jay Frye and Dennis Sutton.

Bless you, NBA! Won't see ya at the games.

Posted in: Our town, Sports


Bob G.
Wed, 04/11/2007 - 5:34am

Ditto here.

Coming from a city that had EEVRY major league team (Philly), I can still count the number of total games attended on one hand for those 45 years.

High prices was the main culprit.

Lack of interest was another....Philly fans are as fickle as Indiana weather...lol!


Wed, 04/11/2007 - 6:12am

"Woohoo, look at me, I don't like to go to local sporting events!!!!"

WTF was the point of your post?

Leo Morris
Wed, 04/11/2007 - 6:32am

Woohoo, look at me, I don't like to go to local sporting events.

Tim Zank
Wed, 04/11/2007 - 8:50am

I guess it wasn't clear in your post, eh Leo?