The Herald Bulletin

Overnight Update

Opinion

January 13, 2014

Viewpoint: Save Wigwam with 'Original NBA Packers'

My plan to save the Wigwam. The first thing you need to do is to replace the Indian head mosaic with a sign that says Home of the Original NBA Anderson Packers. If you guys get an NBA B League team, you can promote that you guys are The Real Deal. You know. Almost as original as The Harlem Globetrotters.

Anderson could probably support three games a year. If you are lucky. So most of your games should be scheduled for the road. Maybe you can schedule exhibition games on holidays with high school and college faculty. You know, exhibition games where some of the money goes to charity, and some of the money goes to save the Wigwam.

I think the reason why I got an A in hospitality marketing, when I was in college, was because I did my homework. One of the suggestions that my homework assignments gave as a source for selling hotel conference facilities was to send advertising to associations. I went to the library at Columbus State, and used old-fashioned search methods to find out different associations in Columbus, Ohio. I mean it there are some really weird associations in this country. The only association I can recall from my research at Columbus State was: The Association For Association Executives.

I tend to think The Association For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals is about normal for the kinds of titles for associations you might discover if you research the matter. Maybe you guys could find an association that would want to invest in saving the Wigwam by scheduling an annual association convention at The New Packard Convention Hall. I would check to see if there is an Antique Packard Owner’s Association that would like to have a convention at the Wigwam. There is ample parking. If you let them change the name to Packard Hall Home of the Anderson Packers, maybe they would be interested. I know. It is a weird suggestion. I mean it. There are a lot of strange associations out there.

One more suggestion. If Greg Oden’s career does not go to the NBA Finals in Cleveland, maybe he could win a championship in the NBA B League. Having somebody like Greg play on the Anderson Packers would draw enough of an audience to be able to schedule more than three homes games a year.

1
Text Only
Opinion
  • OPN - HB0802 - hp photo with editorial - SU Editorial: Dan Patch Invitational brings national focus The Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park on Aug. 8 brings some of the best standardbreds into the state and brings the local track into a national spotlight. This is a great chance to support the effort to keep the city on the map and a big crowd helps add to the atmosphere.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: President's trade being swept under rug My question to all, why do we keep hearing after a number of months about the shootings in Colorado, Sandy Hook, etc., but yet the president illegally deals with terrorists, trades five for a believed deserter and now it is being swept under the rug?

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: New glass ceiling is $12 an hour All those libertarians, tea party, conservatives (dupes of the rich) are leading America's middle class and poor into poverty and depression.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Constitution, laws being trampled Nancy Pelosi said, "When it comes to protecting the children I'm a lioness!" Too bad that doesn't include the babies who are ripped from the womb. How ironic to hear the progressive liberals talk of compassion for illegals while killing our own.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Liberal says 'illegal' should be taboo Did you see where a well-known liberal wants to do away with the "I" word? 'I' as in "illegal."

    August 1, 2014

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 Editorial: WWI commemorated at 100th anniversary On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany. There was overwhelming support. Neutrality was no longer an option. The sinking by Germany of the British ocean liner, the Lusitania, further committed Americans to the cause. Madison County answered the call, too.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Viewpoint: Panhandlers give wrong impression of our city First of all, let me start off by saying that I have as much empathy and compassion for those less fortunate as the next person.

    July 31, 2014

  • Editorial: Ring the bell! School is back in session Whether it’s the first first day of school or the last first day of high school, a multitude of unknown obstacles, achievements and milestones await. Enjoy every single one.

    July 30, 2014

  • Editorial: City overzealous in calling for Chamberlain probe In the aftermath of The Herald Bulletin's recent news report that City Councilman Rodney Chamberlain had been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in relation to basketball league funds, one question stands out.

    July 30, 2014

  • OPN - Mootry column mug [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Primus Mootry: The African-American community toward a new narrative African Americans are entirely unique in the annals of American history and, perhaps, the whole history of mankind. This uniqueness demands an African American agenda and, with it, a new narrative, or way of articulating that agenda.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

How many Dan Patch races have you attended?

None
1-2
3 or more
All 20
     View Results