Miami Dolphins' stadium picks up new name

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_664777.html?source=rss&feed=3
     
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    gg no re iggnorent

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    I call it the big octagon with clover leaf ears
     
  3. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I hate naming rights with a passion. The day that crap started professional sports (and their college-professional equivilents) lost something. It ticks me off so much that I swear if I'd had the kind of money necessary to do it I'd have tried to buy "lifetime of the structure" naming rights to the Astros park and then called it "The Ballpark at Union Station" and then done something similar with Reliant Stadium (I'm kind of partial to "Phillips Stadium" in honor of Bum).
     
  4. JPPT1974

    JPPT1974 Back to School

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    But you do need naming rights in order to pay for the stadium, like it or not.
     
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    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    I hate it as well.

    One of these days, we will see sponsors prominently displayed on helmets and jerseys.
     
  6. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    Hmm, Sun Life is the one with the commercials about having Florida change their name to the "Sun Life State" from the "Sunshine state", right?
     
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    kastofsna Hall of Fame

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    not at all true
     
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    toronto Hall of Fame

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    Actually, its a Canadian invasion of Florida, only this time not by snowbirds.

    Sun Life is a major player up here in the insurance industry and has been looking to increase their footprint in the US for a while now - the timing of this move couldn't have been more perfect for them.
     


  9. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

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    I agree completely. I refused to call The Summit by it's changed name (Compaq Center), just like I refuse to call the Astrodome the Reliant Astrodome. It's just goofy.

    Although, about the above article, I don't remember the Dolphins' stadium being called "Land Shark Stadium". That's kinda' cool, but only because I'm an old SNL fan...

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    When I first heard that, I thought it must be a mistake. But, you're right; this is a smart move.
     

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