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(Some Guy)   Chicago may turn to naming rights to raise funds. UFIA Cubs looking hopeful in '08   (qconline.com) divider line 48
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2007-11-23 03:28:48 PM
Even if I could only get it done for one day---hell, one rush hour--the Quigley Expressway does have a pretty sweet ring to it.
 
2007-11-23 04:04:29 PM
I just love riding the ferris wheel at Old Navy Pier.
 
2007-11-23 05:13:17 PM
You could take the Red Bull Line from Shell Oil Aquarium to Lincoln Navigator Park Zoo.
 
2007-11-23 06:13:51 PM
or...

You could stop spending like drunken sailors and show some fiscal responsibility?

/I know, what am I thinking?
 
2007-11-23 06:15:11 PM
I'd prefer "Golden Huffer Parkway".
 
2007-11-23 06:18:13 PM
Good ol' Richard Daley: The George W. Bush of mayors.
 
2007-11-23 06:19:01 PM
Carousel Beast: or...

You could stop spending like drunken sailors and show some fiscal responsibility?

/I know, what am I thinking?


Seriously, you don't want the terrurists to win do you? GIVE THEM MORE MONEY. If they can still spend it all, they need more and more and more, until they can't. Then they finally have enough.
 
2007-11-23 06:21:17 PM
Robert Taylor Mad Dog 20/20 Homes
 
2007-11-23 06:25:05 PM
Jr.'s a Ho.
 
2007-11-23 06:25:59 PM
I'd pay to have the Chicago Total Farkers Tower for a day... if one of you NY or DC losers wouldn't fly a plane into it.
 
2007-11-23 06:28:22 PM
Read the book "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace...

just sayin' he called it first.

TSFR...ummm aka GratefullyAlive
 
2007-11-23 06:30:00 PM
Well, looks like the Cubs have already been mathmatically eliminated from the 2008 season pennant.
 
2007-11-23 06:30:24 PM
The Daley administration has awarded a $285,000 contract to Octagon Inc. to examine what the city has to offer

Their answer: The city has $285,000 to offer some company to summarize some pamphlets the Chamber of Commerce gave us.
 
2007-11-23 06:32:46 PM
Chicago may turn to naming rights to raise funds.
FTA: The Daley administration has awarded a $285,000 contract to Octagon Inc.

So they're paying money to someone to figure out how to raise money.
 
2007-11-23 06:36:18 PM
Rann Xerox: Good ol' Richard Daley: The George W. Bush of mayors.

Chicago invaded the Iraq?
 
2007-11-23 06:36:50 PM
zhinz1: Chicago may turn to naming rights to raise funds.
FTA: The Daley administration has awarded a $285,000 contract to Octagon Inc.

So they're paying money to someone to figure out how to raise money.


Chicago at its finest!
 
2007-11-23 06:40:41 PM
mandrsn1: Rann Xerox: Good ol' Richard Daley: The George W. Bush of mayors.

Chicago invaded the Iraq?


If thats what indeed happened, Iraqis would be too busy eating tastey pizza and hotdogs and wouldn't be blowing eachother up.
 
2007-11-23 06:41:21 PM
mandrsn1: Rann Xerox: Good ol' Richard Daley: The George W. Bush of mayors.

Chicago invaded the Iraq?


No, but don't give the stupid muthafukka anymore bright ideas.
 
2007-11-23 06:49:32 PM
mandrsn1: Rann Xerox: Good ol' Richard Daley: The George W. Bush of mayors.

Chicago invaded the Iraq?


Which reminds me: Didn't Daley's son join the army? And if he did, I wonder if he got shipped off to Iraq or did Daley exercise some mayoral influence to have his son protect the shores of Hawaii from terrorist invasion?
 
2007-11-23 06:49:32 PM
Just as long as they don't rename the Friendly Confines after some damn chewing gum company or something.
 
2007-11-23 06:50:34 PM
What better name for a football stadium could you have than "Soldier Field."

I hope they don't decide to rename it for whatever telephone company currently serves the Chicago area. (Ameritech? SBC? AT&T?) That's what happened in San Francisco and I can't even remember what our sports venues are called. Last I checked the 49ers play at Monster Park (formerly: 3com; formerly: Candlestick) and the Giants play at AT&T Park. (formerly: SBC; formerly: Pacific Bell.) There was a measure on the city ballot to stop renaming the sports venues all the damn time and I sure voted for it.

Ditto the former Library Tower in Los Angeles. It's the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi and an icon of Los Angeles but I can't remember what it's currently named.

Is the Sears Tower still the Sears Tower? Does Sears still exist? I need to purchase a buggy whip via mail order.
 
2007-11-23 06:51:49 PM
lol yeah....

$285,000 contract


I think we all figured out how the city could have just made $285,000.


Octagon (www.octagon.com) is the world's premier sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency with global expertise....


I won't be happy until this whole place is called
Walt Disney's Chicago


/I live on KraftAmericanCheeseFoodProduct Lane.
 
2007-11-23 06:53:37 PM
Is the Sears Tower still the Sears Tower?

Larry Silverstein bought the Sears Tower with the insurance money from 911.... So.. that's up to him...

Unless it becomes the 4th building ever to collapse due to fire that is.

aHEM.
 
2007-11-23 06:54:42 PM
HaHa!

Chicago is a shiat filled stank hole so needy for money that it will whore out its landmarks for money!
 
2007-11-23 06:57:53 PM
0Icky0: Just as long as they don't rename the Friendly Confines after some damn chewing gum company or something.

It's actually named for William Wrigley, who owned the Cubs and is largely responsible for construction of the park. So it's not quite the same as an out-of-town corporation purchasing naming rights. Wrigley was an actual human being who played a role in the history of the team.

/but you probably knew that
 
2007-11-23 06:58:28 PM
Being Canada though, they would have to announce both in English and French. Maybe that's their problem.

Not that that it should be a big deal. In Hong Kong they announce in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. And the system still kicks ass.
 
2007-11-23 06:59:04 PM
0Icky0: Being Canada though,

Wrong thread....duurrrrr
 
2007-11-23 06:59:55 PM
superdude72: Is the Sears Tower still the Sears Tower? Does Sears still exist? I need to purchase a buggy whip via mail order.

Yes, its still the Sears Tower. However, Sears doesn't own it anymore.
 
2007-11-23 07:01:06 PM
Stop right there superdude72,
I must detain you for a moment.

Wrigley Field cost $250,000 when it was built in 1914. Charlie Weeghman built the park to house his baseball team, the Chicago Federals (a.k.a. the Chi-Feds and, later, as the Whales) of the brand-new Federal League, which was challenging the established major leagues. The Federal League folded after only two years, so Weeghman, leading a ten man syndicate which included chewing gum magnate Willam Wrigley, Jr., purchased the Cubs of the National League. The team was moved from West Side Grounds to what was then known as Weeghman Park. In 1918, Wrigley took over Weeghman's share of the team and by 1919 had bought out the shares of the other members of the syndicate. The name of the stadium was changed to Cubs Park in time for opening day, 1920. It was renamed Wrigley Field in his honor in 1926.

Carry on citizen.
 
2007-11-23 07:20:14 PM
newton: It was renamed Wrigley Field in his honor in 1926.

And my 2-year-old dad hoped that this would end an 18 year drought of World Series championships.

Now he's almost 84......
 
2007-11-23 07:34:53 PM
In the horrifying, satirical near future of Max Barry's Jennifer Government, American corporations literally rule the world. Everyone takes his employer's name as his last name; once-autonomous nations as far-flung as Australia belong to the USA; and the National Rifle Association is not just a worldwide corporation, it's a hot, publicly traded stock. Hack Nike, a hapless employee seeking advancement, signs a multipage contract and then reads it. He discovers he's agreed to assassinate kids purchasing Nike's new line of athletic shoes, a stealth marketing maneuver designed to increase sales. And the dreaded government agent Jennifer Government is after him.
 
2007-11-23 07:39:42 PM
aquigley: Even if I could only get it done for one day---hell, one rush hour--the Quigley Expressway does have a pretty sweet ring to it.

If you did that you'd have thousands of people cursing your name.

"What a terrible commute. The farking Quigley was backed up for miles"
 
2007-11-23 07:41:44 PM
>And my 2-year-old dad hoped that this would end an 18 year drought of World >Series championships.

>Now he's almost 84......

Tell him to hang in there.

Peter
Boston, MA
 
2007-11-23 07:49:06 PM
superdude72: What better name for a football stadium could you have than "Soldier Field."

I hope they don't decide to rename it for whatever telephone company currently serves the Chicago area.


I think they tried that during the renovations and it got shot down (which is why the Bears themselves got a corporate sponsor and everyone thought they'd be called the "Bank One Bears"). Hopefully, the same will happen if anyone tries it again.
 
2007-11-23 09:13:25 PM
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2007-11-23 09:34:18 PM
Welcome to McRib International Airport.
 
2007-11-23 09:35:30 PM
Whatever. I just want them to change the green line el to the black line. Maybe Ebony or Jet could sponsor it. The northern branches of either the red or brown line should swap names with the pink line (which is a pointless line). Maybe NAMBLA could sponsor it, as well as Lake View. The Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Dan Ryan expys. should be combined into the Clusterfark Expy. with three branches. Isn't Clusters some sort of a snack? They can sponsor it.
 
2007-11-23 10:58:47 PM
i196.photobucket.com
 
2007-11-23 11:27:22 PM
That's way I get money from all my smoking friends and buy the cigarettes from the suburbs when I go to visit the family.


/$7-9 bucks in the city for a pack
//$4 plus buy two packs get a buck twenty off deal.
 
2007-11-23 11:34:28 PM
ka1axy: >And my 2-year-old dad hoped that this would end an 18 year drought of World >Series championships.

>Now he's almost 84......

Tell him to hang in there.

Peter
Boston, MA


A whole bucketful of UFIAs couldn't goose the Cubbies into first place.
 
2007-11-24 12:45:54 AM
The whole naming concept is lame. I still call the AON center the Standard Oil Tower. Because that's what it was when it was built. Nobody I know calls the Sox's park anything but Comiskey. And as we've seen from the experience of other cities, big stadium names get bought and then changed too often. Stupid.

The state of Illinois has tried doing this statewide, making deals to make Pepsi the official drink of all state tollway and rest stop facilities and such, but it turns out these plans were mostly a scam so the Governor's friends and fund raisers could get exclusive deals. Every time you eat at Panda Express, a little bit of money goes to indicted Blagojevich friend and fundraiser Tony Rezko. Now Daley wants a simiar piece of the action. Screw him. I got a lakeside airport he can put his farking name on.
 
2007-11-24 07:33:37 AM
Already done in Japan. The teams are named after the company that owns them. Fukuoka Hawks are the SoftBank Hawks (Softbank is a big telecommunications/internet company). Tokyo Giants are the Yomiuri Giants (Yomiuri is a media giant). But the really funny one is the Sapporo Fighters. The company that owns them is called Nippon Ham (a meat producer). That's right, the Nippon Ham Fighters. First time I saw that name, I wondered what a Ham Fighter was.
 
2007-11-24 09:57:43 AM
hamachan: the really funny one is the Sapporo Fighters. The company that owns them is called Nippon Ham (a meat producer). That's right, the Nippon Ham Fighters. First time I saw that name, I wondered what a Ham Fighter was.

www.chicagocritic.com
 
2007-11-24 10:18:44 AM
www.chicagobarproject.com

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2007-11-24 10:23:22 AM
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2007-11-24 11:59:55 AM
VarmintCong: If you did that you'd have thousands of people cursing your name.

"What a terrible commute. The farking Quigley was backed up for miles"


THIS IS WHAT I WANT
 
2007-11-24 12:09:25 PM
mandrsn1: Rann Xerox: Good ol' Richard Daley: The George W. Bush of mayors.

Chicago invaded the Iraq?


Yup, I'm here, and taking over. Bwahaha
 
2007-11-24 08:26:19 PM
You could always take the Hershey Brown line to Belmont.
 
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