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AZDuffman
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July 19th, 2022 at 1:08:59 PM permalink
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Heinz Field has been renamed Acrisure Stadium.
Some locals are very upset...when I left my office some guy in the hall was on his cell saying, "Acrisure Stadium, what is that?"

We'll, his question is the point of naming rights. Over the next 15 years he and others will find out who the heck Acrisure is.

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My position is naming rights is selling your soul. When you decide to sell it you cannot get upset who buys it. But what say you all?

It's the American Way.
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The name ‘SOOPOO’ is not for sale!

I can’t imagine NOT selling the naming rights to a stadium. It’s literally free millions of dollars every year to do absolutely nothing. How many here would turn down $1,000,000 to change their legal name to ‘Twitter Tesla’ if there was a bonafide offer?
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You have it a little backwards. You would have to give it up for the new name. Maybe call yourself "Charlie the Butcher" for all the beef on weck you can eat?

The real issue is we used to name stadiums after deserving things or people. RFK, Soldier Field. My favorite of course remains "Mile High Stadium" then "Candlestick Park." Both just sounded good. "Three Rivers Stadium" was a generic name for a generic place. though.

Maybe not call it an "issue" because it is hard to care much when you only root for a moneyline or point spread like I do.
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July 19th, 2022 at 3:56:43 PM permalink
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I think Soopoo sounds more like a hemorrhoid cream than Acrisure :)
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That was funny.
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July 19th, 2022 at 4:46:06 PM permalink
Say what you want about San Francisco, but occasionally it gets its act together; after years of 3Com Park and Monster Park (which may have been a mistake by that company, as I think more people thought it was either Monster energy drink or Monster Cables than the Monster.com employment website that was the sponsor), there was a ballot proposition saying that, when Monster.com's naming rights expired, the name was required to be "Candlestick Park."

Here's another naming rights story: when the NCAA Final Four - excuse me: now it has to be called the NCAA Men's Final Four - was at Meadowlands Arena in 1996, its official name was Continental Airlines Arena, but the PA announcer was instructed to always refer to it as "Brendan Byrne Arena." Reason: CBS's coverage was sponsored by United.
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July 19th, 2022 at 5:22:38 PM permalink
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Here's another naming rights story: when the NCAA Final Four - excuse me: now it has to be called the NCAA Men's Final Four - was at Meadowlands Arena in 1996, its official name was Continental Airlines Arena, but the PA announcer was instructed to always refer to it as "Brendan Byrne Arena." Reason: CBS's coverage was sponsored by United.
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Interesting. And ironic since years later Continental was merged into United.

Side note: I’m currently 7 miles from there but had to look it up. It’s now called the Izod Center.
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July 21st, 2022 at 3:30:36 PM permalink
it gets crazier and crazier. Some side agreement to keep the giant ketchup bottles in the end zone area. And locals are acting like it is some kind of great thing.
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July 21st, 2022 at 4:33:35 PM permalink
The first college I went to was Davidson College, located in central North Carolina. The school is in the process of extending its athletic facilities, including building a new football stadium. At the same time, they are soliciting donations, mostly from alumni and fans, and they have included the possibility of a suitable donation being honored with naming rights for the new field. One of my classmates has the last name of Cameron, and I have suggested that if he could come up with the funds to warrant such rights, he could name the new facility "Cameron Outdoor Stadium" and blow the minds of a heck of a lot of folks from NC, including the Duke Blue Devils fans.
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July 21st, 2022 at 5:48:28 PM permalink
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The first college I went to was Davidson College, located in central North Carolina.



Is is safe to assume that you were not there at the same time as Steph Curry?
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July 21st, 2022 at 10:09:55 PM permalink
Depends just a bit on perspective. I was in the Davidson class of 1967, while Steph was in the class of 2010 while he was a full-time student. He left in the spring of 2009, after his junior year, to play in the NBA, eventually completing his degree program and graduating this past spring. Thus, from one perspective, I was roughly half a century ahead of him.

On the other hand, in 2007, after I was retired from my career, my wife and I moved to the little town of Cornelius, NC, with its town limits bordering Davidson, and we got to watch Steph in his last two years of collegiate play. Thus, from a different perspective, we were on campus at the same time! We are looking forward to the upcoming celebration of his jersey/number retirement.

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