Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A monopoly I can get behind...

Or "Monopoly," really, if you want to get technical about it.

The kind folks at Hasbro have deigned to include Nashville in their upcoming special edition of Monopoly titled "Here And Now." They're taking landmarks from 22 American cities and putting them together in this new version.You can vote for your favorites from all the cities on Hasbro's Monopoly site, and your three Music City choices are the Country Music Hall of Fame (too new), Music Row (too amorphous) and the Grand Ole Opry

Yes, I voted for the Opry (and plan to do so again…you can vote once a day for the next little while…), but not so much for the institution of the Opry, but because they opted to show the Opry’s legendary former home, the Ryman Auditorium. (Check out the Ryman’s website for a history of that amazing building.)

Here’s the kicker: the city that pulls in the most votes gets their landmark slapped right square in the middle of what would be Boardwalk on the regular game.

Not that Nashville has a snowball’s chance in hell of landing in that slot, but if the folks at the city’s various media outlets (and I’m including CMT and GAC for a national perspective) got behind that aspect of the competition, we might have a fighting chance.

Ah, who’m I kidding…?

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