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Old 03-06-2008, 10:02 PM   #136
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By the way, guys, the next Superthread will be the Blue Balls Superthread, celebrating both Blue Ball, Pennsylvania's: the one in Cleafield Co. and the one in Lancaster Co.

Pennsylvania also has towns called Intercourse, Virginville, and, my personal favorite, Bird-in-Hand.

But yes, both Blue Ball's deserve to be celebrated, so the next will be the Blue Balls Superthread.


All of those are classic.

There's a Bumberry in New South Wales that I want to use for a thread.
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It's like that in America too. The ones without sponsor names are always better.

Philadelphia has ... Lincoln Financial Field (nicknamed "The Linc"), Citizens Bank Park (four years and no nickname), Wachovia Center (no nickname), and The Spectrum. Which one do you think wins?
Oh, Lincoln Financial Field is totally the winner there.

I hate what's happened in Christchurch. The main stadium was Lancaster Park, then it got renamed Jade Stadium for some computer company, and is now AMI Stadium. Lame.

Wellington's Westpac Stadium is so new that it has always had the same sponsorship name. So we call it the Cake Tin instead.
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It used to be just Veterans Stadium (aka The Vet) and The Spectrum. Those were good times.
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I would love to know what corporate sponsorship of a stadium achieves anyway. Clearly it must do well, given the huge amounts spent on naming rights, but I can't say I've ever thought "hey, yeah, I WILL get a Telstra mobile phone plan" due to the Telstra Dome. And I have grave concerns about the intellect of anybody who's basing their purchases solely on who sponsors their local stadium!
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Infomercials apparently work, so I give up on trying to figure it out.
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Infomercials apparently work, so I give up on trying to figure it out.


You could probably do an infomercial stating "this product is bullshit and it won't work" and some idiot will still buy it.
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I'm in love with Ericsson Stadium being Mt Smart Stadium.

Stadiums built with naming rights i'll call by their locations, eg instead of Skilled Park on the Gold Coast i'm going to call it the Robina Stadium.
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Reverse psychology? I'm in!
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I would love to know what corporate sponsorship of a stadium achieves anyway. Clearly it must do well, given the huge amounts spent on naming rights, but I can't say I've ever thought "hey, yeah, I WILL get a Telstra mobile phone plan" due to the Telstra Dome. And I have grave concerns about the intellect of anybody who's basing their purchases solely on who sponsors their local stadium!
Good point, and furthermore, advertising hoardings in stadiums - seriously, am i more likely to fly Emirates because i saw their sign at the Gabba?

Mind you, so long as someone is willing to pay for it to keep teams and stadiums afloat, you won't hear me complain (too much)
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I'm in love with Ericsson Stadium being Mt Smart Stadium.

Stadiums built with naming rights i'll call by their locations, eg instead of Skilled Park on the Gold Coast i'm going to call it the Robina Stadium.
I hated the name Ericsson Stadium. Mt Smart Stadium, however, is a great name. Probably the best in Auckland. Eden Park feels almost pretentious.

Skilled Park? That's just stupid. I'll be calling it Robina Stadium too. Or just "the new stadium", since I used to live there and my family still does, and that's what we've been calling it.

What do you call the Cake Tin?

Also, I swear, if the Basin Reserve becomes the Fuckingwankers Inc. Reserve, there will be hell to pay.
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I'm glad that term has caught on. Even if just by you.
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I'm really excited for the desert island game. I don't think it existed when I was previously on interference!
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Good point, and furthermore, advertising hoardings in stadiums - seriously, am i more likely to fly Emirates because i saw their sign at the Gabba?

Mind you, so long as someone is willing to pay for it to keep teams and stadiums afloat, you won't hear me complain (too much)
Yeah, the advertising in stadiums is just ridiculous too. I can appreciate having signs like "drink drive, bloody idiot" - those sorts of things should be plastered everywhere. But I'm not going to shop at Dick Smith just because I saw the place advertised, and some don't even make sense! I noticed in the just-finished tri-series, some company had bought shitloads of advertising and just used their acronym. I still have no idea who they are or what they do!

But fuck, there must be something in it, since New Zealand even lost co-hosting the 2003 Rugby World Cup over it. And yeah, if it's keeping the place going, I'll put up with it. Not happily, but it's not the biggest deal.
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I hated the name Ericsson Stadium. Mt Smart Stadium, however, is a great name. Probably the best in Auckland. Eden Park feels almost pretentious.

Skilled Park? That's just stupid. I'll be calling it Robina Stadium too. Or just "the new stadium", since I used to live there and my family still does, and that's what we've been calling it.

What do you call the Cake Tin?

Also, I swear, if the Basin Reserve becomes the Fuckingwankers Inc. Reserve, there will be hell to pay.
I love Mt Smart - how's that for a sense of history. Although another good year for the Warriors and some dick will jump on board and we'll have the GFY Bank Stadium.

I call it the Cake Tin (i hear pretentious Wellingtonians take exception to that though).

I can't, offhand, think of a worse name than Credit Union Australia Stadium Penrith. Fuck. Off.

Also, you'd best get your hell ready to pay. Prime Finance Basin Reserve. Here's a thought, go fuck yourself.
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I'm glad that term has caught on. Even if just by you.
I've used it in real life, but i need to use it more here than isn't in this thread. Then it would go like wildfire.
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