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MistaRed
03-12-2014, 10:06 AM
Reliant Park will soon be called NRG Park and Reliant Stadium NRG Stadium, after NRG Energy, the parent company of one of the largest electric retailers in the Houston area.

County sources say NRG, which acquired Reliant's retail operations in 2009, is planning a rebranding effort that will involve swapping out every sign bearing the Reliant name.

A related item is expected to appear on the next meeting agenda of the board of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., the agency that runs the county-owned park.

Reliant bought the naming rights for the Houston Texans' stadium and surrounding buildings in 2002 for $300 million, the most lucrative deal of its kind at the time.

The 32-year agreement required Reliant to pay about $10 million a year, with 75 percent going to the NFL team, 15 percent to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and 10 percent to Harris County.

http://m.chron.com/default/article/Reliant-Stadium-is-getting-a-new-name-5310078.php

NRG Stadium sounds kinda bland IMO

BullNation4Life
03-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Reliant Park will soon be called NRG Park and Reliant Stadium NRG Stadium, after NRG Energy, the parent company of one of the largest electric retailers in the Houston area.

County sources say NRG, which acquired Reliant's retail operations in 2009, is planning a rebranding effort that will involve swapping out every sign bearing the Reliant name.

A related item is expected to appear on the next meeting agenda of the board of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., the agency that runs the county-owned park.

Reliant bought the naming rights for the Houston Texans' stadium and surrounding buildings in 2002 for $300 million, the most lucrative deal of its kind at the time.

The 32-year agreement required Reliant to pay about $10 million a year, with 75 percent going to the NFL team, 15 percent to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and 10 percent to Harris County.

http://m.chron.com/default/article/Reliant-Stadium-is-getting-a-new-name-5310078.php

NRG Stadium sounds kinda bland IMO

say NRG together fast, it sounds like energy...NRG Stadium would be a good name for the Chargers....

Showtime100
03-12-2014, 12:46 PM
Glad to hear about the change. The Texans didn't play well at Reliant last year. :shades:

Dread-Head
03-12-2014, 12:50 PM
I would have prefered "Dreadford Headdington III Municipal Stadium." :dread:

Showtime100
03-12-2014, 12:52 PM
I would have prefered "Dreadford Headdington III Municipal Stadium." :dread:

House Of Dread!!! :dread:

infantrycak
03-12-2014, 01:03 PM
House Of Dread!!! :dread:

And now, introducing your 2014 Texans...

http://www.clintonlindsay.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Rastafarians.jpg

GDamnit! - who ordered the freaking vegetarian pizza?

PapaL
03-12-2014, 02:29 PM
I read NRG as NeRG. Yeah...

Hervoyel
03-12-2014, 02:30 PM
I guess it's one of those cuts both ways kind of things. If your corporate BS stadium name sucks then at least you know that sooner or later that company will get bought or change its name, or go under and you'll get another shot at it. On the other hand I always thought Reliant Stadium wasn't too bad as these naming-rights stadium names go. At least it wasn't "Gallery Furniture Field at Save You Money Stadium". I'm sorry to see it go.

NRG Stadium does indeed sound like a good name for the Chargers home field. It doesn't really say Texans too much to me. Neither did Reliant Stadium but at least I was used to that. So does Reliant Park become NRG Park now? Are they going to save or tear down the NRG Astrodome?

Dutchrudder
03-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Reliant Park may soon be called NRG Park and Reliant Stadium NRG Stadium, after NRG Energy, the parent company of the largest electric retailers in the state.

County sources say NRG, which acquired Reliant's retail operations in 2009, is planning a rebranding effort that will involve swapping out every sign bearing the Reliant name. The name change would apply to all facilities in the Harris County-owned park, including the Center, the Arena and the Astrodome, according to NRG.

A related item is expected to appear on the next meeting agenda of the board of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., the county agency that runs the park. No other entity needs to sign off on the deal.

Reliant bought the naming rights for the Houston Texans' stadium and surrounding buildings in 2002 for $300 million, the most lucrative deal of its kind at the time.

The 32-year agreement required Reliant to pay about $10 million a year, with 75 percent going to the NFL team, 15 percent to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and 10 percent to Harris County. Those terms remain the same.

In a statement, the NRG confirmed it is requesting authorization from the sports corporation to "rebrand Reliant Park and its related facilities, including Reliant Stadium, to NRG Park and NRG Stadium, respectively."

"As the second largest generator in Texas since 2006 and Reliant's parent company for four years, NRG Energy is no newcomer to Houston," the statement said. "We are hopeful that the HCSCC votes to approve the change during its board meeting on March 19, and we look forward to continuing our support of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Texans and all of the park's events and activities."

http://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Reliant-Stadium-is-getting-a-new-name-5310078.php?cmpid=hpbn

CloakNNNdagger
03-12-2014, 03:16 PM
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/houston/article/Reliant-Stadium-is-getting-a-new-name-5310078.php?cmpid=hpbn

DR, the Tailgate section already has a thread on this.

Dutchrudder
03-12-2014, 03:17 PM
DR, the Tailgate section already has a thread on this.

Who the hell reads that subforum?

:kitten:

Corrosion
03-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Bleh , I don't care .... I don't go to the stadium because of the stadium or its name. I kinda find all this corporate crap in sports annoying and adding cost to the consumers bottom line in an already overpriced market.

gwallaia
03-12-2014, 03:31 PM
I disapprove of this name change.

Showtime100
03-12-2014, 03:55 PM
At least it isn't Pro Players Stadium which isn't a bad name until you realize it's all about the underwear.

Other names that suck beyond just being a corporate name:

Monster Park (not horrible, but a bit cheesy for my taste. Kudos to the powers that be for letting the Stick to go out with it's original name)

Izod Center (Nets, Devils former home)

Minute Maid Park (oh well, better than Enron as it turns out :rake:)

Land Shark Stadium (formerly Joe Robbie, Pro Players)

LP Field (ok, but it's the Titans field therefore, it makes the list)

AT&T Stadium (see above)



Bad venue names in other parts of the world: LINK (http://www.goal.com/en/news/2377/top-10/2010/04/11/1873496/top-10-wacky-football-stadium-names)

Bumthang Stadium (Bhutan)

Football is growing all the time in Bhutan but is lagging in the popularity
stakes behind archery. A few arrows to whoever dreamed up the Bumthang stadium name may just help though.

Hunky Dorys Park (Drogheda United - Ireland)

Cashpoint Arena (SC Rheindorf Altach - Austria) The Utah Jazz could have had their arena named Cashpoint. At least we would know why the calls went the way they did.

Bargain Booze Stadium (Witton Albion - England)

Middelfart Stadium (Denmark)

Wankdorf Stadion (BSC Young Boys - Switzerland)

Texan_Bill
03-12-2014, 09:22 PM
NRG???? Wasn't that a club back in the day that had different bars (all in one in one club) with different themes??

SORRY!! That was back in the days of "X" or more specifically "ecstacy".....

ALLEGEDLY!!!

:thinking:

OzzO
03-12-2014, 09:49 PM
NRG???? Wasn't that a club back in the day that had different bars (all in one in one club) with different themes??

SORRY!! That was back in the days of "X" or more specifically "ecstacy".....

ALLEGEDLY!!!

:thinking:

Been there, danced to that, got the 2 am kickout. 6400... Lizard Lounge...

But back to topic, I guess "perpetual house of sadness" has been cornered by the Browns

Khari
03-12-2014, 09:54 PM
i like the factory of sadness :doot:

Texan_Bill
03-12-2014, 10:11 PM
Been there, danced to that, got the 2 am kickout. 6400... Lizard Lounge...

But back to topic, I guess "perpetual house of sadness" has been cornered by the Browns

Yessir! AND YESSIR!!

ObsiWan
03-13-2014, 12:25 AM
At least it isn't Pro Players Stadium which isn't a bad name until you realize it's all about the underwear.

Other names that suck beyond just being a corporate name:
Minute Maid Park (oh well, better than Enron as it turns out :rake:)


Actually I kinda liked Minute Maid Park...

well, really I was always amused by the nickname it spawned...
the Big Juice Box.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRN-Wr8P5eNAT4ddG54r2V5tP1HgtUqnKZtZJUwMQqrntFmnh3N

Marshall
03-13-2014, 07:03 AM
I read NRG as NeRG. Yeah...

Thank God it's not NGR!

Marshall
03-13-2014, 07:07 AM
Bleh , I don't care .... I don't go to the stadium because of the stadium or its name. I kinda find all this corporate crap in sports annoying and adding cost to the consumers bottom line in an already overpriced market.

If you name the stadiums after the largest contributors to the builders of the stadiums, they would all be named Taxpayer Stadium. Just add the city to the front, Houston Taxpayer Stadium, Dallas Taxpayer Stadium, Washington Taxpayer Stadium, etc. When do we stop subsidizing the playpens of the wealthy?

PapaL
03-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Thank God it's not NGR!

Hahaha!

http://replygif.net/i/95.gif

DBCooper
03-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Now we need to come up with words for the acronym.

Right now, judging how we played last year, I got:

Not Really Good

infantrycak
03-13-2014, 10:46 AM
If you name the stadiums after the largest contributors to the builders of the stadiums, they would all be named Taxpayer Stadium. Just add the city to the front, Houston Taxpayer Stadium, Dallas Taxpayer Stadium, Washington Taxpayer Stadium, etc. When do we stop subsidizing the playpens of the wealthy?

Taxpayers aren't contributors. They are financiers. They don't end up out any money on the deal. The real benefit to having city finance rather than bank finance is with the city's involvement (prior to a crappy S.Ct. decision in Kelo) they could exercise eminent domain.

Double Barrel
03-13-2014, 01:39 PM
NRG???? Wasn't that a club back in the day that had different bars (all in one in one club) with different themes??

SORRY!! That was back in the days of "X" or more specifically "ecstacy".....

ALLEGEDLY!!!

:thinking:

Man, that rings a bell! Now that you mention it, my foggy memory of that era vaguely recalls being there at some point...details still tricking in.... :drunk:

Although, I was more about rock and roll, so Backstage, Hurricane Alley, Deep Phat, the Abyss, Millennium, and of course the last one standing, Fitzgeralds, were all regular haunts. There are most likely other names that I don't remember right now, but these come to mind.

infantrycak
03-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Man, that rings a bell! Now that you mention it, my foggy memory of that era vaguely recalls being there at some point...details still tricking in....

Mid '80s thru ? - 901 N. Shephard.

gwallaia
03-13-2014, 01:46 PM
:barman:Man, that rings a bell! Now that you mention it, my foggy memory of that era vaguely recalls being there at some point...details still tricking in.... :drunk:

Although, I was more about rock and roll, so Backstage, Hurricane Alley, Deep Phat, the Abyss, Millennium, and of course the last one standing, Fitzgeralds, were all regular haunts. There are most likely other names that I don't remember right now, but these come to mind.

I remember 6400 and Power Tools

Double Barrel
03-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Mid '80s thru ? - 901 N. Shephard.

yeah, back then it was all about chasing girls and the party...although I can't dance to save my life. I feel like Elaine on Seinfeld when I have tried.

:barman:

I remember 6400 and Power Tools

oh yeah! I remember the names, but not the places themselves.

infantrycak
03-13-2014, 01:52 PM
yeah, back then it was all about chasing girls and the party...although I can't dance to save my life. I feel like Elaine on Seinfeld when I have tried.

I liked Rhino Room because you could play pool instead of dance...and still chase girls.

Heath Shuler
03-13-2014, 03:22 PM
NRG???? Wasn't that a club back in the day that had different bars (all in one in one club) with different themes??



Been there, danced to that, got the 2 am kickout. 6400... Lizard Lounge...



:barman:

I remember 6400 and Power Tools

I liked Rhino Room

All fine establishments (also Numbers, Ocean Club, Red Square, Samís, etc.) but we easily spent the most time at XCESS.

infantrycak
03-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Good lord, it's a pack of mid forties guys who went from girls to games.

Hervoyel
03-13-2014, 04:19 PM
Been there, danced to that, got the 2 am kickout. 6400... Lizard Lounge...

But back to topic, I guess "perpetual house of sadness" has been cornered by the Browns

That's "Factory of Sadness" if you please.

I feel so sorry for those people.

Showtime100
03-13-2014, 06:58 PM
Wow. So many choices in Houston back in those days. As far as R&R clubs in Austin we had Sneakers on N Lamar and that was about it!

Texan_Bill
03-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Thank God it's not NGR!

Man, that rings a bell! Now that you mention it, my foggy memory of that era vaguely recalls being there at some point...details still tricking in.... :drunk:

Although, I was more about rock and roll, so Backstage, Hurricane Alley, Deep Phat, the Abyss, Millennium, and of course the last one standing, Fitzgeralds, were all regular haunts. There are most likely other names that I don't remember right now, but these come to mind.

Wait!! What???? No Cardis?? errr, there was a period of "Thunders", no? C'mon MAN!! :D I once, twice saw or multiple times have seen "Diamond Darryl" there!

RIP Mr. Abbott!!

Even when they were playing "covers" as a "glam band", Darrell was bringing it!!!

I don't remember the "Abyss" though I'm sure I have stared into it, a bunch!!!

chicagotexan2
03-14-2014, 10:51 AM
If they retain Schaub as our QB it's going to be called

NRhttp://billramseyrealtors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Key-Success.jpg

chicagotexan2
03-14-2014, 10:52 AM
If they retain Schaub as our QB it's going to be called

NRhttp://wordlist.languagepod101.com/wordlist/media/8404&v=fit512.jpg

Dread-Head
03-14-2014, 11:03 AM
House of Dread :dread:

:thinking:

And now, introducing your 2014 Texans...

http://www.clintonlindsay.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Rastafarians.jpg

GDamnit! - who ordered the freaking vegetarian pizza?


:goodpost:...Okay...this...this is funny. Rastafarians are on thier own PLANET man, although they'd probably order a Vegan pizza.

Dread-Head
03-14-2014, 11:08 AM
NRG???? Wasn't that a club back in the day that had different bars (all in one in one club) with different themes??

SORRY!! That was back in the days of "X" or more specifically "ecstacy".....

ALLEGEDLY!!!

:thinking:

Sounds like Red Square. It was downtown and they had a dance floor for seemingly EVERYTHING. I used to LOVE Bayou Mama's. Women outnumbered guys and it was BEAUTIFUL! I hated Pete's Wild Life though. It was cool at first then became a freakin' coke den.

chicagotexan2
03-14-2014, 02:38 PM
NRG???? Wasn't that a club back in the day that had different bars (all in one in one club) with different themes??

SORRY!! That was back in the days of "X" or more specifically "ecstacy".....

ALLEGEDLY!!!

:thinking:

If it were up to Bill he'd name the stadium

REO-La Field

Marshall
03-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Taxpayers aren't contributors. They are financiers. They don't end up out any money on the deal. The real benefit to having city finance rather than bank finance is with the city's involvement (prior to a crappy S.Ct. decision in Kelo) they could exercise eminent domain.

Except that it isn't true. They designate Hotel taxes to pay off the bonds they finance making them contributors since those same revenue sources could be used in the general fund.

infantrycak
03-14-2014, 03:34 PM
Except that it isn't true. They designate Hotel taxes to pay off the bonds they finance making them contributors since those same revenue sources could be used in the general fund.

That hurts your argument even more. Hotel taxes are primarily paid by non-Harris County people.

kingtexan
03-14-2014, 04:31 PM
NRG ... bet that took some thought in naming an "energy" company.

Like naming your pet hound deeogie ...

Showtime100
03-14-2014, 04:37 PM
NRG ... bet that took some thought in naming an "energy" company.

Like naming your pet hound deeogie ...

My cousin has a dog named Deogy. His other two dogs are Spot and Fido. True story. Say what you want, but every time a person comes over and meets the dogs they think it's the coolest set of names ever. So "on the nose" it's actually a tad clever.

kingtexan
03-14-2014, 04:40 PM
My cousin has a dog named Deogy. His other two dogs are Spot and Fido. True story. Say what you want, but every time a person comes over and meets the dogs they think it's the coolest set of names ever. So "on the nose" it's actually a tad clever.

Yeah it is funny. Had a friend who named his daughters cat Seaytie ... she was mad when she got old enough to spell. :lol:

Marshall
03-14-2014, 07:56 PM
That hurts your argument even more. Hotel taxes are primarily paid by non-Harris County people.

But they are still taxes and could (and should) be used for general revenue, not a Billionaire's playpen.

infantrycak
03-14-2014, 08:16 PM
But they are still taxes and could (and should) be used for general revenue, not a Billionaire's playpen.

They only exist for the playpen and the billionaire doesn't own it Harris County does.

Texan_Bill
03-14-2014, 09:19 PM
You know what???




Some of y'all are some ole muffhuggas!!!

kingtexan
03-15-2014, 12:46 PM
You know what???




Some of y'all are some ole muffhuggas!!!

Guilty as charged, but you're still a year older than me ... :bravo:

Giant Tiger
03-15-2014, 08:32 PM
They could call it The Bob :hmmm: The name could become available ;)

http://icehockey.wikia.com/wiki/Robert_Guertin_Arena

Texan_Bill
03-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Guilty as charged, but you're still a year older than me ... :bravo:

:foottap:

Not COOL!! ;)

htownfan32
03-16-2014, 02:08 AM
NRG Stadium sounds okay to me. It's the college bowl games that are especially bad. Beef o Brady's Bowl? Jeez.

False Start
03-16-2014, 07:38 PM
I would have preferred "Treasures Stadium." :kitten:

Showtime100
03-16-2014, 08:18 PM
I would have preferred "Treasures Stadium." :kitten:

Interesting. Sort of opens up a "what would you call it" train of thought.

I would call it The Biggest Game In Franchise History Stadium. :choke:

ObsiWan
03-17-2014, 11:13 AM
yeah, back then it was all about chasing girls and the party...although I can't dance to save my life. I feel like Elaine on Seinfeld when I have tried.

oh yeah! I remember the names, but not the places themselves.

All fine establishments (also Numbers, Ocean Club, Red Square, Samís, etc.) but we easily spent the most time at XCESS.

Good lord, it's a pack of mid forties guys who went from girls to games.

Wow. So many choices in Houston back in those days. As far as R&R clubs in Austin we had Sneakers on N Lamar and that was about it!

Multiple choices remain.
Just ask your children.
:D

Texanmike02
03-17-2014, 10:33 PM
That hurts your argument even more. Hotel taxes are primarily paid by non-Harris County people.

Not sure about now but in the past if you lived in harris county and stayed at a hotel you could show your license and they would take that tax off.

Mike

DBCooper
03-18-2014, 04:51 PM
:foottap:

Not COOL!! ;)

And me too!

kingtexan
03-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Interesting. Sort of opens up a "what would you call it" train of thought.

I would call it The Biggest Game In Franchise History Stadium. :choke:

Don't want to go with Letterman Jacket Stadium? :evil:

TEXANRED
03-18-2014, 05:01 PM
House Of Dread!!! :dread:

It's been the house of Dread for 12 years.

Double Barrel
03-18-2014, 06:50 PM
Wait!! What???? No Cardis?? errr, there was a period of "Thunders", no? C'mon MAN!! :D I once, twice saw or multiple times have seen "Diamond Darryl" there!

RIP Mr. Abbott!!

Even when they were playing "covers" as a "glam band", Darrell was bringing it!!!

I don't remember the "Abyss" though I'm sure I have stared into it, a bunch!!!

Dude, Cardis is the name I was trying to remember! :thumbup That place was ground zero for hard rock and metal bands back in the day. I've puked in that bathroom too many times to remember. Back before I know what limitations were, y'know?!

Very cool that you saw Diamond Darrell before Cowboys From Hell. I saw Pantera every time after that album, but by then they were playing bigger venues.

Showtime100
03-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Dude, Cardis is the name I was trying to remember! :thumbup That place was ground zero for hard rock and metal bands back in the day. I've puked in that bathroom too many times to remember. Back before I know what limitations were, y'know?!

Very cool that you saw Diamond Darrell before Cowboys From Hell. I saw Pantera every time after that album, but by then they were playing bigger venues.

Lol, I once saw Dee Snyder damn near get a guy killed when Twisted Sister was there. The guy's big offense was he didn't get up and clap his hayands up high....lol.

I miss that place. There was one in Austin for a while but there was only one Cardi's.

Texan_Bill
03-18-2014, 09:33 PM
Dude, Cardis is the name I was trying to remember! :thumbup That place was ground zero for hard rock and metal bands back in the day. I've puked in that bathroom too many times to remember. Back before I know what limitations were, y'know?!

Very cool that you saw Diamond Darrell before Cowboys From Hell. I saw Pantera every time after that album, but by then they were playing bigger venues.

Right on brother!! BTW, I don't mean to denigrate Pantera by the "Glam" period they went through at Cardis, Thunders or BackStage...

BTW, Question?
WERE YOU OR WERE YOU NOT THAT NASTY MOFO THAT LEFT PUKE EVERYWHERE? CBGB's was jealous!!! ;)

2012Champs
03-19-2014, 08:34 AM
But they are still taxes and could (and should) be used for general revenue, not a Billionaire's playpen.

Instead of fighting your way out of a wet paper bag it seems you are drowning in it

Marshall
03-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Instead of fighting your way out of a wet paper bag it seems you are drowning in it

Nope. I just don't buy the argument that diversion of taxes payed by Hotel guests makes it not a tax subsidy for Billionaires. If you wish to think otherwise, then I'm not going to change your mind, but I would consider offering you beachfront property in Arizona because of Global Warming caused rises in sea levels.

2012Champs
03-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Nope. I just don't buy the argument that diversion of taxes payed by Hotel guests makes it not a tax subsidy for Billionaires. If you wish to think otherwise, then I'm not going to change your mind, but I would consider offering you beachfront property in Arizona because of Global Warming caused rises in sea levels.



While taxes are being used for the stadium the tax you brought up is not paid in large part by local tax payers and that is the reason they choose to impose it the way that they do. Naming it Houston Tax Payers would be rather silly as they arent paying the tax and you would also miss out on added revenue to be collected by corp sponsorships. Also the billionaire you speak of doesnt own the stadium so you are off on multiple fronts.


Please tell me about this ocen front property you know of. I hope it is just as informative as your take on population flows in California, credit card companies practices or any of the other topics that you are missinformed on

kingtexan
03-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Dude, Cardis is the name I was trying to remember! :thumbup That place was ground zero for hard rock and metal bands back in the day. I've puked in that bathroom too many times to remember. Back before I know what limitations were, y'know?!

Very cool that you saw Diamond Darrell before Cowboys From Hell. I saw Pantera every time after that album, but by then they were playing bigger venues.

C'mon .... its Dimebag, not Diamond. :slapfight:

Cardis was awesome, so was the Abyss (Pantera played there once at least). Not even sure what rock clubs are out in H-town now. Is Backstage still there?

Double Barrel
03-19-2014, 11:15 AM
Right on brother!! BTW, I don't mean to denigrate Pantera by the "Glam" period they went through at Cardis, Thunders or BackStage...

Man, no denigration at all. Pantera's history is what it is, and during the mid '80's when Pantera formed, they were just doing what most metalheads were doing.

And then Dimebag met James Hetfield, and the rest, as they say, is history. :headbang:

Scourge made me copies of the early Pantera albums (pre-Cowboys), and Dime was always an amazing player. Hopefully Vinnie Paul releases a Pantera boxset one day with everything from their career.

BTW, Question?
WERE YOU OR WERE YOU NOT THAT NASTY MOFO THAT LEFT PUKE EVERYWHERE? CBGB's was jealous!!! ;)

ummm....ummmmm....I plead the 5th! :drunk: and make it a 5th of Jack Daniels! hehe


C'mon .... its Dimebag, not Diamond. :slapfight:


You don't know your Pantera history. :fingergun: Liner notes of the original release of Cowboys From Hell lists him as Diamond Darrell.

In 1994, Abbott dropped the nickname "Diamond Darrell" (after original Van Halen lead vocalist "Diamond" David Lee Roth,) and assumed the nickname "Dimebag Darrell."

Source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimebag_Darrell)

Dimebag – Stage Name Origins

Do we really have to explain this one? The legendary Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott first adopted the name of “Diamond” Darrell Abbott during the early stages of the band.

However, as Pantera began to emerge into a more aggressive realm of groove metal with 1990′s ‘Cowboys From Hell’ and the 1992 album ‘Vulgar Display of Power,’ “Diamond” just didn’t seem to fit the band’s developing sound. With that in addition to the guitarists affinity for the ‘Sweet Leaf,’ Darrell Abbott changed his nickname to “Dimebag” in 1994.

Source (http://loudwire.com/dimebag-stage-name-origins/)

I still have the issue of Guitar World when he asked everyone to start calling him Dimebag.

kingtexan
03-19-2014, 04:19 PM
You don't know your Pantera history. :fingergun: Liner notes of the original release of Cowboys From Hell lists him as Diamond Darrell.



I still have the issue of Guitar World when he asked everyone to start calling him Dimebag.

I stand corrected sir ... :worldpeace:

Double Barrel
03-19-2014, 04:33 PM
I stand corrected sir ... :worldpeace:

It's all good, man. He'll always be Dimebag to me, too. :headbang:

Showtime100
03-19-2014, 04:47 PM
I can't believe False Start isn't in on this conversation. Dude loves him some Dimebag.

Hervoyel
03-19-2014, 04:49 PM
I would have preferred "Treasures Stadium." :kitten:

And just like that we're back to repurposing the Astrodome!

Playoffs
03-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
From NRG, here's an artist's rendering of what the stadium will look like once signage is changed. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjHrP7JCEAI1VGj.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjHrP7JCEAI1VGj.jpg

Showtime100
03-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Wow. Damn thing's unrecognizable. :fingergun:

The1ApplePie
03-20-2014, 12:25 PM
All of this old bar/club nostalgia makes me pine for the Engine Room. Great metal bar that used to be on Pease.

Drove by it the other day and saw it abandoned. Got turned into a jazz club for a while.

The metal scene scuttlebutt a few years ago involved altercations with Lamb of God and the Dillinger Escape Plan with management. In reality, I'm sure it was their constant violation of the fire code and overselling that got them shut down.

Driving by the shell of the Meridian on 59 is always depressing.