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Old 11-12-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If you look it up, you'll find that the Nets, when they came into existence in the old ABA, were the New York Nets, and their original home base was the Long Island Arena in Commack. So when they move to Brooklyn, they'll actually be returning to their home state.

And for Big Daryle, there's an apartment complex on the site of Ebbets Field. I can see it from my living room window!
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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actually I think the jets and giants should leave the meadowlands alone and build a new stadium next to the prudential center in Newark, NJ somewhere

It will help the city out a lot, and Newark has pub trans so NYers can get there too without car

the poor meadowlands should be left alone
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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What now occupies the site that Ebbets Field used to be on?
Apartment buildings. They were originally named after Ebbets Field but were renamed after Jackie Robinson after he died.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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actually I think the jets and giants should leave the meadowlands alone and build a new stadium next to the prudential center in Newark, NJ somewhere
That would be an interesting proposal. Is there a chunk of land that large next to the Prudential Center that could accommodate a football stadium?
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:14 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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What now occupies the site that Ebbets Field used to be on?


That site is now occupied by a high-rise apartment complex.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:12 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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If you look it up, you'll find that the Nets, when they came into existence in the old ABA, were the New York Nets, and their original home base was the Long Island Arena in Commack. So when they move to Brooklyn, they'll actually be returning to their home state.

And for Big Daryle, there's an apartment complex on the site of Ebbets Field. I can see it from my living room window!
Negative.
They were the New Jersey Americans before they became the New York Nets.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: New York
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That site is now occupied by a high-rise apartment complex.
More precisely it is a government run housing project.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Kinda off topic....who sang the Star Spangled Banner last night? Just curious so I can boycott this Anti-American singing group.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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As an ex Jersey-an and a sports fan, most of us were pretty mad way back when it all went down.

I boycotted the Giants ever since.

They play in NJ, they collect pay checks from NJ drawn from NJ banks and pay taxes to NJ. Yet they do not want to be called NJ. The Nets do with no bad stigma attached. They have a great following too. I always thought that was the origional problem is no one wanted to be called NJ because of the reputation it has.

If the Giants are playing I always route for them to lose by 200 points.
come on man it's really nothing to get mad over

Both the jets and giants are New York based teams that play in Jersey. Without the name bame they wouldnt be as big. Plus both teams started in NY, played in NY and Giants have played in NY for t least 50 years

Jersey is right across the water and it's all just imaginary statelines seperating us. Plus there are a ton of people that go to work in Manhattan and are from Jersey.

Dont think its an issue, we can all root for the teams.

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Old 10-26-2009, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Okay I'm just a person from Milwaukee and Last time I checked The Brewers play all there home games in Milw
c'mon, MKE, that's not true. When it's Cubs vs. Brewers at Miller Park, the ballpark is obviously smack dab in the heart of the north side of the Windy City.

At those times, you virtually can't see the huge fan like dome but can totally imagine ivy on the outfield wall just taunting Bernie Brewer and the racing sausages.

We'll concede you the domes, Harley, and Pottawatomi, but Miller Park is FIP heaven when the Cubs are in town.
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