Examples Of Awful Sponsorships In Sports CBS Las Vegas
Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
I can recall the exact moment that I realized that absolutely everything in sports is for sale. I was at a Jets game with my dad and shockingly, the Jets were actually driving towards the end zone. This didn happen very often in my youth, which might explain why the memory is so vivid. I digress.
The Jets completed a big play and were down at the other teams 15 or so yard line. That when the public address announcer interjected.Cheap Jerseys free shipping He said the Jets have just entered into the Heinz Ketchup Red Zone! That right, Heinz had bought the naming rights to a football term that has no official meaning. They bought a phrase that has no tangible qualities and isn even demarcated on the actual field of play. Simply stunning. But while Heinz might have been one of the first to do such a thing, they certainly weren the last.
Stadium names, bowl games and NASCAR races sponsors will buy it all just to get your attention. Here are some of the most head scratching, amusing and just awful examples in the world of sports today.
Today the NCAA announced that they are expanding the number of bowl games this year from 39 to 42, which of course means MORE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! And of course, a better chance that your sub mediocre team gets selected to play in the inaugural Actin Tinactin Foot Fungus Bowl, Presented by Reebok, Foot Locker and Under Armour. (Note: That is not a real bowl Yet).
Here were some of the most interesting bowl names from the last few years.
TaxSlayer Bowl Quite possibly the bowl name that does the least to inspire either team to win.
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl By the time you finish saying the name of the bowl the entire game is over.
Duck Commander Independence Bowl The most American bowl name of them all. You literally putting a huge sign up on the side of your building the place you call home for years to come. Choose your sponsor poorly and this is the result.
The KFC Yum! Center Yum! Brands owns KFC, a potentially little known fact that makes this slightly more tolerable. But why put the Yum! part in there? KFC is just fine as a standalone brand, we don need the Yum! part in there so layman like myself can take it to mean that they have to tell me that KFC is yummy. I know it yummy. I been there. Their biscuits are life changing. Cut the Yum! End of rant. It just doesn flow.
Bob, want to come see Springsteen this weekend?
Train Arena. sounds boring. I pass. Group Stadium The name itself might not seem too bad on the surface, but GEO Group the world leading provider of correctional, detention, and community reentry services. Who exactly are they advertising to at these games anyway?Personal opinion: This is the future of all professional sports.http://www.cheapnfljerseysonlined.top There too much money left on the table by almost all professional sports leagues not to take on advertisers for the fronts of team jerseys. Still, I hope they are a little bit more selective than some of the European clubs have been in the past.
Atletico Madrid And Columbia Pictures Just look at what the players were forced to wear below. They had to advertise the awful Halle Berry Gothika movie on their uniforms. And there way more. There were Hellboy jerseys (a better film at least), Spiderman jerseys and Peter Pan ones too. This is NOT a world I want to live in.
Scarborough And Black Death Vodka Nothing says play a fun game of soccer (football, relax) like Black Death Vodka a product that at best makes you think of drunken idiots and at worst reminds you that half the world died in the 13th Century from a disease of the same name. Fun stuff.