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IDEXAN
04-12-2010, 08:06 AM
ATLANTA Energy providers Mirant Corp. and RRI Energy Inc. said Sunday they are combining in a $1.61 billion stock-swap deal, renaming the company and creating a utility powerhouse that will become one of the nation's largest independent power producers.
The combined company, which will have a market capitalization of about $3.1 billion, will be called GenOn Energy.
http://www.ajc.com/business/mirant-rri-energy-combining-454225.html
Reports are the new combined company will be based in Houston.

Thorn
04-12-2010, 08:15 AM
GenOn is a horrible name for a sports stadium. They should just leave it as Reliant.

BIG TORO
04-12-2010, 08:17 AM
The new name would suck, I wish we could name our own stadium.

How much money does a stadium make by allowing a company to name it?

Is is even worth it?

Texan_Bill
04-12-2010, 08:57 AM
The new name would suck, I wish we could name our own stadium.

How much money does a stadium make by allowing a company to name it?

Is is even worth it?

Reliant's deal for the stadium naming rignts were $300,000,000.00 over a period of 30 years.

BIG TORO
04-12-2010, 09:03 AM
Reliant's deal for the stadium naming rignts were $300,000,000.00 over a period of 30 years.

I guess the new name is going to suck!

Thorn
04-12-2010, 09:07 AM
GenOn sounds like some sort of wierd sexual term, or at the very least a dumb cyber word. I'm not going to like the stadium if it's named GenOn. That just grates on my nerves for some reason.

FirstTexansFan
04-12-2010, 09:14 AM
I don't know... if ya put Illini in front of it, it rolls off the tongue a bit easier :)

Thorn
04-12-2010, 09:17 AM
I don't know... if ya put Illini in front of it, it rolls off the tongue a bit easier :)


:spit:

feebleminded
04-12-2010, 09:25 AM
Reliant the brand name is part of NRG Energy not the old RRI. The Mirant deal with RRI shouldn't have anything to do with Reliant or the naming.

Errant Hothy
04-12-2010, 09:32 AM
ATLANTA Energy providers Mirant Corp. and RRI Energy Inc. said Sunday they are combining in a $1.61 billion stock-swap deal, renaming the company and creating a utility powerhouse that will become one of the nation's largest independent power producers.
The combined company, which will have a market capitalization of about $3.1 billion, will be called GenOn Energy.
http://www.ajc.com/business/mirant-rri-energy-combining-454225.html
Reports are the new combined company will be based in Houston.

Sounds too much like HeadOn.

GenOn stadium, apply directly to your forehead. GenOn!

BIG TORO
04-12-2010, 09:40 AM
I don't know... if ya put Illini in front of it, it rolls off the tongue a bit easier :)

lol, must spread rep!

Second Honeymoon
04-12-2010, 09:51 AM
Veterans Stadium

whatever happened to the day when you named your field after great citizens? even venerable stadiums like Busch and Wrigley were advertising product indirectly but it was more about the community leaders that they were. you had honorary names like Veterans Memorial, Soldier Field or sometimes something that identifies your region like Three Rivers, Orange Bowl, Texas Stadium (RIP), or Mile High Stadium.

now most every stadium has a naming right to it and its just sad. a few are just using the ancillary sponsorship deals and keeping a name that represents the community or team, but most are going for every dollar they can get. my feelings are if public money was used to build the stadium then naming rights money should be banned. let democracy work and let the people name it, they helped pay for it. If a team is just given the land but no public money is used to build it, then I can see naming rights however they want, but good taste is priceless and some of the names have gotten ridiculous. GenOn would just be another name chock full'o fail.

the college bowl games are almost ruined by the name. too many to mention.

TexanPulse
04-12-2010, 10:02 AM
Sounds too much like HeadOn.

GenOn stadium, apply directly to your forehead. GenOn!

:lol:


GenOn, I hate your name, but I love your product.

NitroGSXR
04-12-2010, 10:13 AM
Sounds too much like HeadOn.

GenOn stadium, apply directly to your forehead. GenOn!

Nonono... you apply GenOn directly on your genitals. It's a whole different monster of a product.

IDEXAN
04-12-2010, 10:22 AM
Reliant the brand name is part of NRG Energy not the old RRI. The Mirant deal with RRI shouldn't have anything to do with Reliant or the naming.
Reliant Energy, Inc. (NYSE: RRI), based in Houston, Texas, United States, is a non-utility[clarification needed], retail and wholesale electricity provider.[1] Reliant is headquartered in the Reliant Energy Plaza in Downtown Houston.[2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliant_Energy
Says here that Reliant is RRI, or the NYSE symbol for Reliant. But it seems clear that Reliant and Marant are combining into a third, new corporate entity with both Reliant & Marant ceasing to exist post-merger. Therefor there's nothing or no one left to benefit from the Reliant brand name.

hobie
04-12-2010, 10:54 AM
It's just a name people... relax !! Not like it's YOUR name !!

feebleminded
04-12-2010, 10:58 AM
Reliant Energy, Inc. (NYSE: RRI), based in Houston, Texas, United States, is a non-utility[clarification needed], retail and wholesale electricity provider.[1] Reliant is headquartered in the Reliant Energy Plaza in Downtown Houston.[2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliant_Energy
Says here that Reliant is RRI, or the NYSE symbol for Reliant. But it seems clear that Reliant and Marant are combining into a third, new corporate entity with both Reliant & Marant ceasing to exist post-merger. Therefor there's nothing or no one left to benefit from the Reliant brand name.

The Texas retail business was sold to NRG last year.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2009/03/02/daily2.html

This merger transaction between RRI and Mirant doesn't have anything to do the the retail business that we see here in Texas. It is basically a merger of two electricity generation businesses, neither of which have any significant presence in Texas.

ChampionTexan
04-12-2010, 11:12 AM
Sounds too much like HeadOn.

GenOn stadium, apply directly to your forehead. GenOn!

Sounds too much like EnrOn.

Thorn
04-12-2010, 11:14 AM
It's just a name people... relax !! Not like it's YOUR name !!

Do not speak of taking away our right to needlessly panic. It's what we do, and we're good at it!!!!!

The Pencil Neck
04-12-2010, 11:23 AM
Do not speak of taking away our right to needlessly panic. It's what we do, and we're good at it!!!!!

OH NOES!

:panic:

BIG TORO
04-12-2010, 11:47 AM
OH NOES!

:panic:

http://snobear.colorado.edu/Daniel/isotopes/bomb.jpg

Big Lou
04-12-2010, 12:16 PM
Sounds too much like HeadOn.

GenOn stadium, apply directly to your forehead. GenOn!

Thats funny!!!!

Except its: GenOn apply directly to the forehead, GenOn apply directly to the forehead, GenOn apply directly to the forehead, GenOn apply directly to the forehead, GenOn apply directly to the forehead, available at local pharmacies.

badboy
04-12-2010, 01:01 PM
ATLANTA Energy providers Mirant Corp. and RRI Energy Inc. said Sunday they are combining in a $1.61 billion stock-swap deal, renaming the company and creating a utility powerhouse that will become one of the nation's largest independent power producers.
The combined company, which will have a market capitalization of about $3.1 billion, will be called GenOn Energy.
http://www.ajc.com/business/mirant-rri-energy-combining-454225.html
Reports are the new combined company will be based in Houston.Remember that old song? "Get it on, bang the gong, GenOn".:dancer:

TimeKiller
04-12-2010, 03:16 PM
I hate company stadium names. I'll never not refer to the baseball field in Houston as "the Juice Box" as long as it remains Minute Maid. This is just one more step towards putting advertisements on uniforms and when they're done with that, the last possible place will be targeted. It's already all over stadiums, literally everywhere you look, commercials commercials commercials.....then the last place they can take will be taken and sold. The fields. Yeah, I'm sure I'm the crazy here.

It's not like ticket prices go down. It's not like beer gets cheaper. As a fan, you give something up and what do you get in return? Higher season tickets and next year probably adding a quarter to an already 8 dollar beer.

Thorn
04-12-2010, 04:04 PM
I hate company stadium names. I'll never not refer to the baseball field in Houston as "the Juice Box" as long as it remains Minute Maid. This is just one more step towards putting advertisements on uniforms and when they're done with that, the last possible place will be targeted. It's already all over stadiums, literally everywhere you look, commercials commercials commercials.....then the last place they can take will be taken and sold. The fields. Yeah, I'm sure I'm the crazy here.

It's not like ticket prices go down. It's not like beer gets cheaper. As a fan, you give something up and what do you get in return? Higher season tickets and next year probably adding a quarter to an already 8 dollar beer.

I got priced out a long time ago. I quit buying season tickets for the Oilers back in the late 80s. I can't imagine how expensive they are these days, and not sure I want to know either. Attending football games is fun, but not at the price you pay these days. Besides, sitting at home watching on HD with the bathroom only feet away, and nachos are a short trip to the microwave is the way to go. At my age, after a few beers, I have to make to many trips to the bathroom anyway and it sort of ruins the experience if I was at a stadium.

Double Barrel
04-12-2010, 04:13 PM
I detest corporate naming of stadiums. I understand the business of it, but as a fan, it is a distasteful side-effect of the corporate culture that has taken over the sports entertainment medium.

I still call the Lakewood Church building The Summit. I never took to calling it Compaq Center, and every time someone would try to correct me, I'd just hit the ignore button.

badboy
04-12-2010, 04:16 PM
The Texas retail business was sold to NRG last year.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2009/03/02/daily2.html

This merger transaction between RRI and Mirant doesn't have anything to do the the retail business that we see here in Texas. It is basically a merger of two electricity generation businesses, neither of which have any significant presence in Texas.
That's what they want us to believe. I think it is a conspiracy to take away my refrigerator light so when I want to dip my oreo, I won't be able to find the milk.

Second Honeymoon
04-12-2010, 04:43 PM
I detest corporate naming of stadiums. I understand the business of it, but as a fan, it is a distasteful side-effect of the corporate culture that has taken over the sports entertainment medium.

I still call the Lakewood Church building The Summit. I never took to calling it Compaq Center, and every time someone would try to correct me, I'd just hit the ignore button.

it will always be The Summit to me. speaking of Lakewood, would it kill a brotha to have a m-f-in' cross up in this church? it is a church right? a christian church right? just sayin.

i dont know if i am at a church or a motivational seminar.

phantom17
04-12-2010, 05:41 PM
GenOn sounds like some sort of wierd sexual term, or at the very least a dumb cyber word. I'm not going to like the stadium if it's named GenOn. That just grates on my nerves for some reason.


Hahaha! They should rename it GenOn GenOff Stadium!:kitten:

TimeKiller
04-13-2010, 11:28 AM
I got priced out a long time ago. I quit buying season tickets for the Oilers back in the late 80s. I can't imagine how expensive they are these days, and not sure I want to know either. Attending football games is fun, but not at the price you pay these days. Besides, sitting at home watching on HD with the bathroom only feet away, and nachos are a short trip to the microwave is the way to go. At my age, after a few beers, I have to make to many trips to the bathroom anyway and it sort of ruins the experience if I was at a stadium.

I just think we as fans are a large wave about to break. How much longer can it only go up? I think the straw that broke the camels back, in hindsight, will be the new stadium in Dallas. Not that people will lose interest in sports, just that people will lose interest in paying for a jersey instead of eating for a week.

infantrycak
04-13-2010, 12:08 PM
You want to see the whole system break down, don't let corporations buy tickets to sporting events. Individual ticket holders pay far more for their tickets with after tax dollars than the corporations sitting next to them.

DocBar
04-14-2010, 01:13 AM
I hate company stadium names. I'll never not refer to the baseball field in Houston as "the Juice Box" as long as it remains Minute Maid. This is just one more step towards putting advertisements on uniforms and when they're done with that, the last possible place will be targeted. It's already all over stadiums, literally everywhere you look, commercials commercials commercials.....then the last place they can take will be taken and sold. The fields. Yeah, I'm sure I'm the crazy here.

It's not like ticket prices go down. It's not like beer gets cheaper. As a fan, you give something up and what do you get in return? Higher season tickets and next year probably adding a quarter to an already 8 dollar beer.

Get a designated driver and smuggle in a pint or so of good booze. No need to pay those crazy high prices.
I call Minute Maid the Juice Box, also. What could we nickname Reliant if some ********* changed it? GenOn field would be the G-Spot? I dunno...just throwing things out there...

Texan4Ever
04-14-2010, 01:43 AM
Why not have a naming contest? Name it after a famous Houstonian perhaps or former Oilers?

Bruce Matthews Stadium, I dunno anything but GenOn (what a lame name for a NRG company) :choke:


What would end all debates is TexansTalk Stadium with special seating for TTalk members...badazz

Porky
04-14-2010, 11:42 AM
I'm with you guys. Sports long ago sold it's soul to corporate America. I wish Reliant was called Texans Stadium, or Houston Stadium, or after someone or something famous here. There used to be a Hoffienz stadium right?

I truly envision the day where baseball fields will have ads right on the field, the uniforms themselves etc. Where each at bat will be brought to you by Budweiser. In football, instead of the Houston Texans it will be called the Budweiser Texans. The helmets and jerseys will have corporate logos all over them. Again, the field will be full of ads, even the refs might have logos or ads.

If you don't think this is possible, when I was growing up, all the corporate tie-ins we see now would be unthinkable. To me, it takes something sacred and it cheapens it.

chicagotexan2
04-14-2010, 02:20 PM
Welcome to GenSpot Stadium.

BIG TORO
04-14-2010, 02:22 PM
Welcome to GenSpot Stadium.

I thought you were leaving?

chicagotexan2
04-14-2010, 03:07 PM
I thought you were leaving?

in the office til fo den im out tha doe.

infantrycak
04-14-2010, 03:10 PM
Selling stadium names only bothers me mildly. Selling every inch of display board in the stadium for ads instead of have more stats and scores is more irritating.

Texan_Bill
04-14-2010, 03:14 PM
Welcome to GenSpot Stadium.

For short: "The G Spot" :thinking:

hobie
04-14-2010, 03:18 PM
WGAS !! It's just a name !! :barman:

Double Barrel
04-14-2010, 03:44 PM
I'm with you guys. Sports long ago sold it's soul to corporate America. I wish Reliant was called Texans Stadium, or Houston Stadium, or after someone or something famous here. There used to be a Hoffienz stadium right?

I truly envision the day where baseball fields will have ads right on the field, the uniforms themselves etc. Where each at bat will be brought to you by Budweiser. In football, instead of the Houston Texans it will be called the Budweiser Texans. The helmets and jerseys will have corporate logos all over them. Again, the field will be full of ads, even the refs might have logos or ads.

If you don't think this is possible, when I was growing up, all the corporate tie-ins we see now would be unthinkable. To me, it takes something sacred and it cheapens it.

Good post and I agree.

I think it will evolve to corporate own teams, as well. I can envision a future where teams are owned by multi-global corporations and make deals with cities that have the venue(s) for a 5/10/20 year contract. The FedEx Jaguars rolls into Toledo for a decade, then makes a deal with Wichita for 5 years, and so on. It'll be like the circus but multi-year deals instead of multi-weeks.

And yeah, every aspect will be sponsored, with uniforms looking like NASCAR drivers and fields covered with all sorts of logos and slogans.

I've been watching a lot of NFL Films from the 60's and 70's, and things have really changed in the culture of the NFL. I now see why many in the older generation turned away from the sport, and I hate to say it, but it could happen to us in 30 years, as well, when it evolves beyond the sport we grew up with.

drewmar74
04-14-2010, 03:53 PM
Good post and I agree.

I think it will evolve to corporate own teams, as well. I can envision a future where teams are owned by multi-global corporations and make deals with cities that have the venue(s) for a 5/10/20 year contract. The FedEx Jaguars rolls into Toledo for a decade, then makes a deal with Wichita for 5 years, and so on. It'll be like the circus but multi-year deals instead of multi-weeks.

You know, just when I've finally accepted the fact that I'm cheering for laundry you go and throw this curveball at me.

Thanks, DB. Thanks for nuttin.

ObsiWan
04-15-2010, 01:22 AM
Sounds too much like HeadOn.

GenOn stadium, apply directly to your forehead. GenOn!

umm never mind. Someone beat me to it
:D

ObsiWan
04-15-2010, 01:30 AM
Get a designated driver and smuggle in a pint or so of good booze. No need to pay those crazy high prices.
I call Minute Maid the Juice Box, also. What could we nickname Reliant if some ********* changed it? GenOn field would be the G-Spot? I dunno...just throwing things out there...

If that got nickname got to be widespread the PC police would rename the place real quick.

G-spot...
widespread...
something says there's a NSFW joke in there someplace

brakos82
04-15-2010, 01:32 AM
umm never mind. Someone beat me to it
:D

If that got nickname got to be widespread the PC police would rename the place real quick.

G-spot...
widespread...
something says there's a NSFW joke in there someplace

You're full of it tonight.... :tiphat:

ObsiWan
04-15-2010, 01:44 AM
I'm with you guys. Sports long ago sold it's soul to corporate America. I wish Reliant was called Texans Stadium, or Houston Stadium, or after someone or something famous here. There used to be a Hoffienz stadium right?

I truly envision the day where baseball fields will have ads right on the field, the uniforms themselves etc. Where each at bat will be brought to you by Budweiser. In football, instead of the Houston Texans it will be called the Budweiser Texans. The helmets and jerseys will have corporate logos all over them. Again, the field will be full of ads, even the refs might have logos or ads.

If you don't think this is possible, when I was growing up, all the corporate tie-ins we see now would be unthinkable. To me, it takes something sacred and it cheapens it.

Hofheinz Pavilion is the fieldhouse where U of H plays basketball. Named after Mary Hofheinz, wife of Judge Roy Hofheinz. Judge Roy was the driving force that got the Astrodome built. Without the 'Dome there'd be no MLB in Houston.
(some would argue there's still no MLB in Houston but that's a different discussion)

ObsiWan
04-15-2010, 01:44 AM
You're full of it tonight.... :tiphat:

Not just tonight

you have no idea how much I have to censor myself at work

:D

Speedy
04-19-2010, 02:43 PM
Selling stadium names only bothers me mildly. Selling every inch of display board in the stadium for ads instead of have more stats and scores is more irritating.

Couldn't agree more.

I can't stand that they run the scores around the league during the game, but when there's a timeout and you can take your eyes off the field to check out scores, they take it down to show a bunch of stupid ads.

And does all that stuff really work? I mean, you could name it Budweiser Stadium, make the stadium look like a giant Budweiser can and have nothing but Budweiser ads all over, on every seat in the stadium and it isn't going to make me go buy a Bud.

Miller Lite throwing their money at sponsoring the parking lots.....I see all kinds of beers out there that aren't Miller Lite. So how effective is that kind of marketing really?

Minute Maid Park, I can't recall EVER buying anything that's had the words Minute Maid on it. EVER!

Toyota Center doesn't have me wanting to go check out and buy Toyota's.

nero THE zero
04-19-2010, 02:58 PM
Couldn't agree more.

I can't stand that they run the scores around the league during the game, but when there's a timeout and you can take your eyes off the field to check out scores, they take it down to show a bunch of stupid ads.

And does all that stuff really work? I mean, you could name it Budweiser Stadium, make the stadium look like a giant Budweiser can and have nothing but Budweiser ads all over, on every seat in the stadium and it isn't going to make me go buy a Bud.

Miller Lite throwing their money at sponsoring the parking lots.....I see all kinds of beers out there that aren't Miller Lite. So how effective is that kind of marketing really?

Minute Maid Park, I can't recall EVER buying anything that's had the words Minute Maid on it. EVER!

Toyota Center doesn't have me wanting to go check out and buy Toyota's.
If I were you, I'd probably stop and ask myself, "Self, if countless multinational companies, with executives much smarter and much richer than I could ever dream of being, find it advantageous to pour millions upon millions into marketing, is it really wise to question their effectiveness?"

ensign_lee
04-20-2010, 03:08 PM
If I were you, I'd probably stop and ask myself, "Self, if countless multinational companies, with executives much smarter and much richer than I could ever dream of being, find it advantageous to pour millions upon millions into marketing, is it really wise to question their effectiveness?"

YES, because presumably, I'm their target audience.

...AND I'M SMARTER THAN THEM. :kitten:

(although in all honesty, the reason that big corporations do this is so that way their name is prominent in your mind inc ase you do ever want to buy their product. "Oh, I think I'll have a beer. What kind of beer do I want? Maybe Coors?"

infantrycak
04-20-2010, 06:03 PM
If I were you, I'd probably stop and ask myself, "Self, if countless multinational companies, with executives much smarter and much richer than I could ever dream of being, find it advantageous to pour millions upon millions into marketing, is it really wise to question their effectiveness?"

Yes it is. Marketing departments are like bureaucracies - self-perpetuating organisms. You can't seriously tell me the 200 Miller Lite billboards around town do anything to make a Bud Light or Coors Light drinker all the sudden say ooh I think I'll have a Miller Lite.

nero THE zero
04-22-2010, 04:48 PM
Yes it is. Marketing departments are like bureaucracies - self-perpetuating organisms. You can't seriously tell me the 200 Miller Lite billboards around town do anything to make a Bud Light or Coors Light drinker all the sudden say ooh I think I'll have a Miller Lite.

I don't suppose that's the purpose of advertising, though I think it's disingenuous to say that doesn't happen. But, I think its main purpose is to create those loyalties.

Drew_Smoke
04-23-2010, 11:48 AM
Are y'all talking about Texans Field? I never got that check or free juice to call it anything else.

And I really like the new Astrohall they built back there too.