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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:46 PM
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Christ, so now we have "the call to the bullpen," "brought to you by
Wachovia Bank."

What, if Wachovia Bank hadn't "brought the call to the bullpen to us," the Yankees wouldn't have been able to use a relief pitcher?

This sponsorship crap has gone entirely too far.

Redstone
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DisgustedTX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:51 PM
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1. I give you "1-800 54GIANT. 1-800-54GIANT!"
Admit it - you know you love it!

SUPPORT THE TRUP!
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:55 PM
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2. Do you have a sponsor for
"This Loogie on Home Plate" yet?
I should market baseball.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:10 PM
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4. I'll go one better than that: How about: "This Ballscratch Brought to You
by Jock-X, America's Number-One Jock Itch Treatment!"

I just DARE some company to do that.

Redstone
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:18 PM
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5. Brought to you by Gold Bond Powder.
I swear, there's a gold mine to be made.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:25 PM
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9. The 7th Inning Stretch brought to you by Ben Gay?
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:31 PM
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12. Oh, now that's really low. I love it.
Redstone
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:34 PM
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14. Or Stadium Buddy.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:57 PM
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3. I thought it had gone too far when we got the Visa Halftime Report
on Fox. And I thought it had gone too far when stadiums began getting sponsorship names. Even the arena at BSU is now known as "Taco Bell Arena."

It has definitely gone way too far.

I don't even follow major league baseball anymore. I have a sentimental attachment to the Twins, but if I'm watching a game, I'd rather go to a St. Paul Saints game. That's real baseball.
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:21 PM
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6. Our stadiums haven't succumbed, yet.
Still Arrowhead and Kauffman.
But the Northern League T-Bones have a sponsored ball park. CommunityAmerica Bank Ballpark just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:22 PM
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7. Taco Bell Arena?
:puke:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:23 PM
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8. Yes, isn't that lovely?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:24 PM by Left Is Write
edited to add that my daughter's graduation was held there. Yes, my daughter received her high school diploma at Taco Bell Arena.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:26 PM
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10. Ugh...I should have put two little pukey guys in my post.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 PM by GOPisEvil
One for the concept of brand names on stadiums and another for actually having an arena named for Taco Hell. Taco Hell is not really food; it's protein sustenance at best.

Edit - I graduated in an arena that was torn down. Ah, the late, lamented HemisFair Arena.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 PM
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11. I have not eaten at a Taco Bell in over five years.
And I'm okay with that!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:34 PM
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13. I can get much better Mexican food almost as quickly.
Sometimes faster isn't better.

I will say that, in a pinch, 2 of the old 59-cent burritos made a nice, cheap meal when I was poorer. :D
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:34 PM
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15. What, you guys's high schools don't have a football field
with some bleachers?

This is the first I've heard of high-school graduations being held in professional sports stadiums.

Is this some kind of trend?

Redstone
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:37 PM
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17. It's hot in June in Texas.
No one wants to be sitting outside for that long. Smaller high schools use large theaters and auditoriums.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:58 PM
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18. Aha. That explains it. I can certainly understand that you
wouldn't want the proud graduates to be broiling under those gowns and fainting from the heat. Which they'd do in droves in a Texas June, I do understand that.

That would kinda ruin the occasion for everyone, wouldn't it?

Redstone
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Graf Orlok Donating Member (441 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:36 PM
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16. It's really sad when you go to a national park/monument...
and watch their welcome video that was sponsored by some company.

How sad is it that corporations have to sponser national parks/monuments just so they can stay open?
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:00 PM
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19. Mike Timlin's 9th inning robust nutsack scratching brought to you by
Outback Steakhouse...

Yeah, it gets to me too...

Citizens Bank play of the game etc... sheesh.
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HuskerDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:08 PM
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20. Jon Stewart nailed this a couple of years ago after the Super
Bowl. (paraphrase) 'I'm sure Vinitary has dreamed his whole life of making the Taco Bell Think Outside the Box play of the game.'
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:22 PM
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21. Don't forget: the 15th out was brought to you by Geico.......
....and Benny Hanna supports Hideki too.......
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:30 PM
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22. that's nothing new
i remember when the 'call to the bullpen' was sponsored by Rolaids, and that was close to 20 years ago
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