Wednesday, April 13, 2005

How do they feel about this in Cooperstown?

Do we really need a National Sports Museum? And how focused is its goal of becoming "the place for domestic and international visitors to experience the thrill and history of sports throughout the ages and throughout the world."

Since all the major pro sports have partnered with the new museum, I assume it's just sort of a centrally located, 3-D tourism ad for their individual halls of fame. And because the new site is in New York City, each new visiting exhibit is guaranteed to be a media event. Still -- rather than enticing visitors to plan trips to a genuine Hall of Fame, this may instead give everyone a sense of "oh yeah, I already saw that in New York City." But the Museum has its government funding and corporate partnerships, so I guess someone did marketing studies to prove otherwise. And studies never lie. Right?

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