To quote the great Eddie Izzard, "The problem with America? You fuckers keep tearing down your history, man!"
Stubborn answer: Progress.
Grim reality: Sadness.
I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonder at The Sportatorium, P.C. Cobb Stadium and a futuristic construction site dedicated to a dazzling new structure to be called Reunion Arena.
And now: This.
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American Airlines Center is loud and glitzy and I'm sure the Infomart serves some purpose or other.
(Cue the twinkling piano).
But now when I drive down 35 and see our past sports joints as holes in the ground, I'll have a little hole in my heart.