Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Today, the New Orleans Saints will battle the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. The pig skin pummeling will take place in Miami, Florida. Will any of the players' actions from today's game be worthy for entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Years ago, souvenir building replicas of the hall were created. Versions in both pot metal and a plastic coin bank were sold in the 1960-70's. The metal version is 2 inches tall and is unusual, while the plastic version stands 4 inches and is more common. I've seen a few different color plastic including beige and red. The real Pro Football Hall of Fame is for professional football players in the United States with an emphasis on the National Football League (NFL). Located about an hour south of Cleveland, It opened in Canton, Ohio on September 7, 1963 and the original buildings contained just two rooms with 19,000 square feet of interior exhibit space. Since then, two additions have been built since, but the Hall’s original architect was Bob Forsythe. The unusually-shaped dome of the building is reminiscent of the pointy end of a football while others like to think of it as an enormous orange-juicer. What do you think of its design? A while ago, I also wrote about other sports stadium souvenir buildings.

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