First off, I really enjoyed sharing e-mails with a bunch of you this week.
It is amazing seeing my face all around town.
If you'd ever like to chat or e-mail me stuff that hasn't made it to Pensblog yet, or was never used by the guys because they are dicktouchers, feel free to email me.
"Pittsburgh Penguins fans have been named the best in the NHL by Forbes magazine, in ratings unveiled this week at www.forbes.com.
Penguins fans were rated No. 1 in the league, followed by Toronto Maple Leafs fans at No. 2 and Philadelphia Flyers fans at No. 3.
According to Forbes, “For the 2008-09 season, we ranked teams based on average regular-season home game attendance as a percentage of arena capacity, regular-season local television ratings as a percentage of the team’s metro area population and team merchandise sales. Pens fans emerged the most fanatical."
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"I'm ready. I have a helmet."
-- Evgeni Malkin
But...news flash: Walt Disney had lung cancer and died.
They are going to tear down the Mellon Arena. No petition is going to change that.
The guy that designed it is all jammed up. We don't blame him.
Let's face it. Making the Mellon Arena a parking lot is a tough pill to swallow.
But we reckon you've swallowed worse.
Like throwing down 70 bucks for a Milan Kraft jersey.
Not to mention there is nowhere to park as it is. Screw that parking garage they are building. Great, now instead of sitting in traffic in the parking lot, you can sit in the parking garage.
So, in theory, leveling the Mellon Arena for more parking is the right thing to do. Communism works in theory, as well.
And since it's Pittsburgh, this whole thing will be screwed up somehow.
So we've taken it upon ourselves to come up with alternative uses for the Mellon. Under our many proposals, the Mellon Arena would be saved, the city of Pittsburgh would have unlimited money, and the economy of the United States would be righted.
After the jump, we detail numerous plans, totaling in revenue streams upwards of $82 billion, that can save the Mellon Arena.