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And Another Thing

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Name that arena

It's official: The naming rights for the arena housed inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum are up for sale.

(This means exactly what it says: It's the arena's naming rights, not the Coliseum's, that are for sale. The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will always be the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum).

That said ... start busting up those piggy banks and commence scraping together your nickels and dimes, Blobophiles.

I've got -- let's see -- five, 10, 15 nickels and a dozen or so dimes. That oughta be enough to welcome folks to the Cal Purinton/Steve Fletcher/Schrocky Balboa House of Pain at Allen Country War Memorial Coliseum.

Or Robbie Irons/Pokey Reddick/Nick Boucher Home Security Stadium, where, much to the fire department's dismay, all doors, windows and any other entrances or exits will be sealed at the beginning of events as thoroughly as Robbie/Pokey/Nick used to seal the goalmouth.

Or Mo McHone Memorial Omigod That Hurt Arena, where the decor will feature a mammoth video screen adorned with crossed plastic golf clubs, a large and colorful "*&#$@!!!" and revolving signage containing advertising for area urologists.

Then again ... how about Larry Sterling Slept Here? Rick Barry Schlepped Here? G.O.'s Place (for former Fury coach Gerald Oliver, the finest human being ever to grace the joint)? Don the Mastodon's Chamber of Echoes?

Ah, shoot. I'm just playing around here. I know what I'd really name the place, if I had the wherewithal.

The Bleep It, I Lost My Wireless Again Garden.

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