My first reaction upon hearing this news was, "What!!? There's no oil in Indiana!!!" While this assessment is still accurate, at least the owner of the company is from the Hoosier state. The man, Forrest Lucas, founded the company with his wife in 1989. He grew up in Bartholomew and Jackson counties, so at least it makes a little more sense. Lucas Oil makes fuel additives, and, in the ultimate irony, Mr. Lucas once drove a truck for the Mayflower moving company. Wrap your head around that one, Baltimoreans!!! Actually...don't wrap your head around that one. It would explode after three days of whining about how Robert Irsay and the Colts ripped your heart out, and destroyed your childhood. I've seen it happen.
So, with every stadium, there must be a nickname. Gillette Stadium in Evil Foxborough is called "the Razor." Heinz Field in Pittsburgh is often referred to as "Ketchup Field." Lincoln Financial Field, "the Linc." You get the point. So...what will we call the new Colts stadium? Thankfully, I have a few ideas...
- Lucas Oil (not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd., its properties, or subsidiaries) Presents Indiana Stadium
- Indiana Stadium Fueled by Lucas Oil
- Lucas Oil Field
- "The Big Oil" or simply "Big Oil" (my personal favorite)
- "The Derricks"
- "The Lube Dome"