Tomorrow is a big day.
Not only is it the opening day for my son’s Little League season, it is the last regular season Islanders home game ever to played at the Nassau Coliseum.
After this season, the Coliseum is being knocked down and rebuilt for who knows exactly what but more importantly, my Islanders are moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and taking my childhood along with them.
Even though I have known about the impending move scheduled for the 2015-2016 season for a few years now, I sort of blocked it out since the concept of the years 2015-2016 seemed just so far away.
But it’s now 2015 and it’s about to happen.
I still don’t understand how Nassau County allowed this to happen! How 28 of the top 100 wealthiest zip codes in the entire country surround the Coliseum, that being considered middle class here, which was just listed in the news the other day, is an annual salary of $97,690 — yet no one had the money/wanted to spend the money to rebuild a new arena to keep the team playing here? I don’t get it.
Instead of focusing on the negative of a topic you probably don’t care very much about, I put together a really fun new running playlist for us with songs I have always loved listening to during Islanders games at the Nassau Coliseum.
I chose the songs that I thought we would most enjoy hearing while running (I already downloaded them!) and since these songs are played to motivate the players and the crowd, they can now motivate us too!
My son and I have already planned to go straight to Friendly’s for another Crowd Pleaser Sundae after the game tomorrow night.
Remember we shared it back in October after opening night? 12 scoops of ice cream plus 6 toppings!
We had decided back then that we would return for another Crowd Pleaser at the end of the season figuring it would give me a happy moment to look forward to after tomorrow’s bittersweet final game.
I mean, we do have the playoffs scheduled to begin next week, but still, we know that once the playoffs end, the Nassau Coliseum, which holds a major part of my life’s memories, will cease to exist.
Yes, I realize I can just make the trek to the games in Brooklyn but it’s not the same. Not even close.
Although, the Barclays Center does serve Junior’s Chocolate Cheesecake so I guess it’s not a totally terrible thing.New Running Playlist inspired by the Nassau Coliseum #running #playlist #Islanders… Click To Tweet
Do you have any of these songs currently on your running playlist?
Last sporting event you attended?
If you were ordering 12 scoops of ice cream, would you get 12 different flavors or double some up?