Friday, June 5, 2009
My Heart's on Fire...Elmira
T3I's Southern Tier affiliate passed this nugget along. Move over Syracuse Shockwave. This week the American Basketball Association announced that Elmira, NY has been awarded an expansion franchise and will begin play in December.
What really caught my eye was the league's proclamation that the new team,
"...will be owned by the Chemung County YMCA in Elmira, NY."
Seriously? A YMCA is an ownership group in your league? Really?
The battle lines have been drawn. Will Elmira become Syracuse's rival as they battle for the Old Salt Potato-Speedie Cup? Will the Elmira YMCA set attendance records for their "Geoff Bodine Night?" Will they invite '80's country superstars The Oak Ridge Boys to preform a re-worked version of their hit "Elvira" before their first game? We can only hope and imagine....
"My Heart's on Fire....ELMIRA!"