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1 - With the Heisman Trophy
in Ann Arbor before promptly returning it to Charles Woodson, September
2 - At Michigan Stadium
in Ann Arbor, September 1998 (ak)
3 - Outside Michigan Stadium,
about to drive away in the ESPN control truck, September 1998 (ak)
4, 5 - At Ericson Stadium
in Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers, with my sister Lisa, June
6 - At the Charlotte Colisseum,
7 - Outside Maple Leaf Gardens
in Toronto, wearing an over-the-shoulder sign decrying the destruction
of sacred sports monuments, June 1999
8 - At Air Canada Centre,
thwarting preparations for the NHL Awards Show, June 1999
9 - At SkyDome, shortly
before trying to pry open the retractable roof with a salad fork, June
10, 11 - At the Pro Football
Hall of Fame with Lori, March 2000 (ak)
12 - Touring France, Lisa
catches a glimpse of the stadium used for World Cup '98 Final, July 2000
13 -Outside Comerica Park,
July 2000 (ldb)
14,15,16, - Inside Comerica
Park, July 2000 (nb)
From the Chicago
17 - Outside the United
Center, October 1999 (nvk)
18,19 - Inside the United
Center for a Bulls-Pacers game, January 2000 (nb)
20,21 - At Wrigley Field,
July 2000 (nb)
22 -Sammy Sosa at bat, July
From the Minnesota
23 24 25
23, 24 - Ten years before
ground broke on the Western Hemisphere's answer to the Pyramids, the location
hosted Metropolitan Stadium, home of the Twins and Vikings. Now only home
plate remains - right in the middle of Camp Snoopy.
25 - Over five hundred feet
away, a red stadium chair mounted on the wall (just left of the center
evergreen in the picture) marks the landing spot of Harmon Kilbrew's record-setting
home run in the old stadium.
26 - At the Metrodome, which
in 1992 hosted the Final Four, Stanley Cup Finals, and World Series. Today
it hosts the Triple A Twins, and the Vikings.
27 - On a bus tour of Kevin
Garnett's neighborhood, getting a glimpse from the window of the Target
28 - The still-in-progress
home of the NHL expansion team, the Minnesota Wild.
From the Baltimore
15, 16 - A classy modern
stadium, Camden Yards, home of the Orioles, and a comparatively tacky modern
stadium, football's Ravens' PSI Net Stadium.
The first ESPN Zone, of a chain that will span 8 locations with an opening
in Denver next fall, opened in this renovated industrial plant on the harbor.
The Zone shares a roof with Barnes&Noble and Hard Rock Cafe.
From the Cleveland
23-30 - At Gund Arena for
the 2001 Mid-American Conference Tournament.
31,32 - Jacobs Field.
33 34 35
33,34,35 - The new Cleveland
Browns Stadium, built on the site of the former Cleveland Municipal Stadium.
credits: nb-Nathan Bierma,
lb-Lisa Bierma, ldb-Lyle
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