Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Hot In Hartford: Schwartz vs. The XL Center
After a lengthy wait, Hot In Hartford returns for the second round of voting. Hey, if the damn Daytona 500 can get rained out for the first time in 54 years, a ridiculous poll can wait a few days. For the second round the candidates are seeded by the number of votes received in the first round. The top seed goes to lawyer/blogger Dan Schwartz who narrowly defeated John Dankosky in the most epic of all Hot In Hartford battles.
Mr. Schwartz faces off against the XL Center, our downtown arena and home to the CT Whale, UConn basketball, great concerts, and a bunch of other events. While the picture above depicts the infamous collapse of the building when it was the Hartford Civic Center, today the XL Center is alive and well and doing a great job entertaining those across central Connecticut.
The XL Center recently released a new logo that early on has gotten, at best, mixed reviews. For whatever you might think of the logo, the XL Center is one of our favorite Hartford hangouts and has been providing Connecticut residents with great memories for an entire generation.
After Mr. Schwartz's unbelievable performance in the first round, many of the expert prognosticators were forced to revisit their predictions and he has to be considered one of the favorites. Will Schwartz continue his epic run or will XL Center patrons author an upset?
Who is Hot In Hartford?