Memo to the media: The Downtown Athletic Club is gone
One thing I've noticed as I've been reading article after article after article about the H------ Trophy race this year: Lots of reporters keep referring to the Downtown Athletic Club as the site of today's trophy presentation.
Kansas City Star: "Texas Tech coach Mike Leach had some rather unkind words for the Downtown Athletic Club members, who declined..."
Orlando Sentinel: "The other two finalists, decided upon by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York, are..."
San Antonio Express-News: "On Saturday evening, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy will put on a tailored suit and make his way to Manhattan’s Downtown Athletic Club..."
KSBI-TV: "Bradford will be joined at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City by Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow...."
People, listen up: The Downtown Athletic Club suffered massive damage in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and never re-opened. After the attack, the club filed for bankruptcy in 2002.
Since then, the Trophy has been administered by the H------ Memorial Trophy Trust, and starting
tonight (maybe next year?), the ceremony will be held at the the Trophy's new home - the Sports Museum of America.
So, unless you're talking about history, stop referring to the Downtown Athletic Club, OK?
Update: The ceremony was, once again, at the Nokia Theater in Times Square (still not the Downtown Athletic Club) - contradicting the Sports Museum's website:
At the center of the gallery, visitors will be able to admire and touch the original Heisman Trophy, and can cast their votes for the next Heisman winner, who will be awarded the trophy at the Sports Museum of America each December starting in 2008.
Kari Chisholm | December 13, 2008 | Comment on This Post (4 so far)
Actually I think the ceremony is from the Nokia Theater on Broadway, NOT the Museum. So unless you're talking about fantasy, stop referring to the Museum, OK?
It's at the Nokia Theater which is a concert venue in Times Square, not the museum, just FYI. The museum is just where they house the display about the trophy and former winners.
You are correct. The ceremony was, once again, at the Nokia Theater. I had heard that it was going to be at the Sports Museum, and this is what the Sports Museum website says:
"At the center of the gallery, visitors will be able to admire and touch the original Heisman Trophy, and can cast their votes for the next Heisman winner, who will be awarded the trophy at the Sports Museum of America each December starting in 2008."
You are all wrong. The presentation is at the Nokia Theatre and the media conference is 50 city blocks away at the Sport Museum of America. Read Stewart Mandel's column on SI.com.
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