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(Politico)   By order of the campaign for the President of the United States, we hereby rename Bank of America Stadium to Panthers' Stadium for the Democrats convention in September   (politico.com) divider line 56
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2012-07-17 11:00:28 AM
Thankfully the federal government did not give into Cam Newton's demands for a billion damn dollars to rename it Cam Newton Field for the week.
 
2012-07-17 11:03:33 AM
I am 12, what is this.
 
2012-07-17 11:04:10 AM
Good, those corporate stadium names are beyond stupid.
 
2012-07-17 11:04:59 AM
ZOMG!!1! fARTBONG0 hates banks!!! And capitalism! Freedom fries!!!

Just curious, do the locals call it Panthers Stadium?
 
2012-07-17 11:05:20 AM
guys 0bama doesnt want to advertise for bank of AMERICA on the campaign trail

probably because he cant find a bank of MUSLIM
 
2012-07-17 11:06:11 AM
I wonder if they ran that by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, brought to you by Carl's Jr.
 
2012-07-17 11:07:21 AM
More like Black Panthers Stadium

/amirite?
 
2012-07-17 11:07:31 AM
Two e-mails? Well that's an Executive Order right there.
 
2012-07-17 11:07:59 AM
Will the Black Panthers be providing security?
 
2012-07-17 11:09:48 AM
Seems to me like that's basically stealing money from Bank of America. Last I checked bank robbery is a felony.
 
2012-07-17 11:12:58 AM
Obama has the power to name anything... retroactively.
 
2012-07-17 11:15:01 AM
It's not Bank of America Stadium, it's Myanmar Stadium.
 
2012-07-17 11:16:15 AM

Brandyelf: Obama has the power to name anything... retroactively.


That may be true, but "retroactively" is a stupid name for anything except maybe a hipster's ferret.
 
2012-07-17 11:17:53 AM
What's the big deal? Bank of America pays the Carolina Panthers to have the stadium be named such, not the Obama campaign. Hell, they don't pay me so I will refer to it as "Praise Allah, Kill Whitey Stadium" from now on.
 
2012-07-17 11:18:24 AM

Great_Milenko: ZOMG!!1! fARTBONG0 hates banks!!! And capitalism! Freedom fries!!!

Just curious, do the locals call it Panthers Stadium?


Yes we do
 
2012-07-17 11:18:24 AM
I'm sure the bank supports the rename. Can't make it obvious that he's in thier pocket.
 
2012-07-17 11:19:21 AM

Sczi: Good, those corporate stadium names are beyond stupid.


This! ~pants for breath~ !
 
2012-07-17 11:19:30 AM
Like the NFL calling the location for the Miami Super Bowl "South Florida"?
 
2012-07-17 11:22:57 AM

Mr. Eugenides: Brandyelf: Obama has the power to name anything... retroactively.

That may be true, but "retroactively" is a stupid name for anything except maybe a hipster's ferret.


Is that a euphemism?
 
2012-07-17 11:24:05 AM

Sczi: Good, those corporate stadium names are beyond stupid.


You mean stadiums like Wrigley Field and Busch Stadium?
 
2012-07-17 11:24:50 AM

kronicfeld: Like the NFL calling the location for the Miami Super Bowl "South Florida"?


No, that is more similar to the NFL saying the 2014 Superbowl will be in NYC, even though the stadium is in NJ. This would be more similar to the subway stop at Willets Point saying Mets baseball park (or what ever it says) and not Citi Field.
 
2012-07-17 11:25:27 AM
Fartbongo Field

// how did no one else get there?
// also would have accepted Socialist Stadium (for Make Benefit of Glorious Leader), The Democrat Dome, PAC Park, EmptySuit Arena or The Astroturfed Field under Make More Money Dome at Money=Speech Enterprises Arena using Conglomerated Campaign Expenditures Inc Stadium
 
2012-07-17 11:26:12 AM

Great_Milenko: Just curious, do the locals call it Panthers Stadium?


It was never called that before. It was Ericsson Stadium when they opened it in 1995, then Bank of America bought the naming rights when that deal was up.
 
2012-07-17 11:27:35 AM

Great_Milenko: ZOMG!!1! fARTBONG0 hates banks!!! And capitalism! Freedom fries!!!

Just curious, do the locals call it Panthers Stadium?


Yep.
It was originally Erickson Stadium, and most people called it that. But Bank of America Stadium just doesn't roll off the tongue, and noone wants to keep changing names every 10 years. You also can't leave out the word Stadium when you are referring to it. As in "I'm going to see the concert at Bank of America". It just doesn't work. (You can't just say "Panthers" either, but Panther's Stadium rolls off the tongue a little better). The only people who call it Bank of America Stadium are Panther's officials. Absolutely everyone else refers to it as Panther's Stadium. Hopefully come next February we will just start referring to it as Cam's House.

We also have "Bobcats Arena" (Not Time Warner Cable Arena), and "the Old Colloseum" (Not Bojangles Arena, and even though the "new" colloseum was torn down a decade ago).
 
2012-07-17 11:29:34 AM

Dr Dreidel: Fartbongo Field

// how did no one else get there?
// also would have accepted Socialist Stadium (for Make Benefit of Glorious Leader), The Democrat Dome, PAC Park, EmptySuit Arena or The Astroturfed Field under Make More Money Dome at Money=Speech Enterprises Arena using Conglomerated Campaign Expenditures Inc Stadium


Giant Hurt Ball
The Sphere O' Fear
The DEATHTICLE

/obscure?
 
2012-07-17 11:29:59 AM

TheGreatGazoo: You mean stadiums like Wrigley Field


Named for owner William Wrigley.

Busch Stadium

Named for the Busch family, who owned the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals for four decades.
 
2012-07-17 11:33:56 AM

aug3: More like Black Panthers Stadium

/amirite?


SithLord: Will the Black Panthers be providing security?


well, no need for me in here...

 
2012-07-17 11:37:20 AM

salvador.hardin: Hopefully come next February we will just start referring to it as Cam's House.


Well, that will be some high praise for a third-place finish in the division.
 
2012-07-17 11:37:59 AM

vegasj: aug3: More like Black Panthers Stadium

/amirite?

SithLord: Will the Black Panthers be providing security?

well, no need for me in here...


Clearly. Also, you sound tired.
 
2012-07-17 11:38:41 AM
This is the whole point of modern naming rights: to get you as much free press as you can.

/AT&T recently bought the rights to name the old Vet Stadium station here in Philly. I didn't think much of it until I was on a train and realized that all souh-bound subway trains in Philly list "AT&T" as their destination.
 
2012-07-17 11:43:03 AM

Nabb1: salvador.hardin: Hopefully come next February we will just start referring to it as Cam's House.

Well, that will be some high praise for a third-place finish in the division.


As long as they win the Superbowl I don't care if they take third-place in the division (bit of a tension builder really).
 
2012-07-17 11:44:28 AM
Many people flat-out refuse to call corporately-named venues by their corporate names. I am one of those people, so getting a kick, etc.

LOL at Fartbongo Field.
 
2012-07-17 11:48:43 AM

salvador.hardin: Nabb1: salvador.hardin: Hopefully come next February we will just start referring to it as Cam's House.

Well, that will be some high praise for a third-place finish in the division.

As long as they win the Superbowl I don't care if they take third-place in the division (bit of a tension builder really).


I'd think they would be a bit of a long-shot for the Super Bowl, but their day will come. I'm glad the Saints locked Drew up, but I think Cam's window will be opening as Drew's is closing and the Panthers should be a force to be reckoned with if they can build wisely around Cam.

Sorry, Falcons, you and Matty Hype will just have to go sit in the corner for a while.
 
2012-07-17 11:50:39 AM
To be fair, if they called it Bank of America Stadium I don't think anyone would know what they were talking about. I tend to call it Panthers Stadium or Ericsson Stadium.

/still trying to get used to PNC Arena now
//hate corporate sponsorship
 
MFL
2012-07-17 11:53:20 AM
LOL silly democrats and their fetishes for renaming things to make it "all better".

They certainly know the intellectual limits of their voters don't they.
 
2012-07-17 11:56:31 AM

MFL: LOL silly democrats and their fetishes for renaming things to make it "all better".


Or, just perhaps, they don't want to imply any sponsorship or advocacy of the DNC for BOA, or vice versa.
 
2012-07-17 11:57:29 AM

Nabb1: salvador.hardin: Nabb1: salvador.hardin: Hopefully come next February we will just start referring to it as Cam's House.

Well, that will be some high praise for a third-place finish in the division.

As long as they win the Superbowl I don't care if they take third-place in the division (bit of a tension builder really).

I'd think they would be a bit of a long-shot for the Super Bowl, but their day will come. I'm glad the Saints locked Drew up, but I think Cam's window will be opening as Drew's is closing and the Panthers should be a force to be reckoned with if they can build wisely around Cam.

Sorry, Falcons, you and Matty Hype will just have to go sit in the corner for a while.


Yeah, I don't actually expect a Super Bowl win, but its always fun to hope. Over the last few several years this is the only part of the year where Panther's fans really get to do that.
 
2012-07-17 11:59:07 AM

Cheesus: To be fair, if they called it Bank of America Stadium I don't think anyone would know what they were talking about. I tend to call it Panthers Stadium or Ericsson Stadium.

/still trying to get used to PNC Arena now
//hate corporate sponsorship


At least PNC Center would have rolled off the tongue- PNC Arena is just awkward as hell.

It needs a nickname.
 
2012-07-17 12:02:59 PM

kronicfeld: MFL: LOL silly democrats and their fetishes for renaming things to make it "all better".

Or, just perhaps, they don't want to imply any sponsorship or advocacy of the DNC for BOA, or vice versa.


If it was an airport, library, or road anywhere in the country, at least one Republican would have fought to rename it the Reagan _____.

This is amazing. Is the DNC paying for the use of the stadium? Then they can call it what the fark they want. This isn't some marketing deal, and the only people being "wronged" is Bank of America.
 
2012-07-17 12:11:16 PM

Raharu: Clearly. Also, you sound tired.


I am, I was up late working... another long, 14hr day.

Just can't bring myself to collect unemployment, get my EBT & not contribute to society ya know.

 
2012-07-17 12:14:37 PM
The phone company bought the naming rights to the ballyard in San Francisco, and the place changed names enough times in its first few years that people gave up and started calling it "the phone booth."
 
2012-07-17 12:30:30 PM
Stupid. Yet funny choice of venue.
 
2012-07-17 12:54:15 PM

salvador.hardin: ...and noone wants to keep changing names every 10 years.

i280.photobucket.com
What a dick.
 
MFL
2012-07-17 12:59:35 PM
MFL: LOL silly democrats and their fetishes for renaming things to make it "all better".
kronicfeld Or, just perhaps, they don't want to imply any sponsorship or advocacy of the DNC for BOA, or vice versa.


Really? Ya think?

So symbolically calling the field by the wrong name a few days makes it "all better"? Or do they just think most of their voters are too dumb to notice the field is named after a big evil bank?

Why stop there? They should rename North Carolina to "Panther State" because it's probably going Republican this time around and it would be embarrasing to the president if he lost the state he held his convention in.

/don't give me that corporate sponser BS. They had no problem using the Pepsi Center last time and hell, even Pepsi changed their logo to fit the occasion.
 
2012-07-17 01:05:23 PM

vegasj: Raharu: Clearly. Also, you sound tired.

I am, I was up late working... another long, 14hr day.

Just can't bring myself to collect unemployment, get my EBT & not contribute to society ya know.


In other news trolling FARK is considered work.
 
2012-07-17 01:20:41 PM

MFL: MFL: LOL silly democrats and their fetishes for renaming things to make it "all better".
kronicfeld Or, just perhaps, they don't want to imply any sponsorship or advocacy of the DNC for BOA, or vice versa.

Really? Ya think?

So symbolically calling the field by the wrong name a few days makes it "all better"? Or do they just think most of their voters are too dumb to notice the field is named after a big evil bank?

Why stop there? They should rename North Carolina to "Panther State" because it's probably going Republican this time around and it would be embarrasing to the president if he lost the state he held his convention in.

/don't give me that corporate sponser BS. They had no problem using the Pepsi Center last time and hell, even Pepsi changed their logo to fit the occasion.


1. You are the one who used the words "all better", you can't charge someone else with failing to support your strawman.
2. They aren't "symbolically calling" the stadium by a different name. They are actually calling it by a different name in a couple of emails. There' s no evidence of any policy here, just two emails referring to the stadium the way locals do.
3. Would it be smarter if democratic voters chose to vote for Romney because of the name of a location an Obama speech takes place? Is this actually some kind of logic in your mind where this fact is of any significance?
4. Why would it embarass the president to lose the state the convention is held in?
The RNC has held their last four conventions in heavy Blue States. There's no expectation that the convention is supposed to deliver the state, though in this case there is at least the possibility.
 
2012-07-17 01:21:25 PM

vegasj: Raharu: Clearly. Also, you sound tired.

I am, I was up late working... another long, 14hr day.

Just can't bring myself to collect unemployment, get my EBT & not contribute to society ya know.


And yet you still find a way to contribute nothing to society. Impressive.
 
2012-07-17 01:23:46 PM
elmorervpark.com

it wouldn't take much to change it to Barack obama stadium
 
2012-07-17 01:35:06 PM

Sczi: Good, those corporate stadium names are beyond stupid.


Agreed. BoA Stadium should have found a real name long before this, anyone participating in this poutrage has a bird for hair. Hell, I'd even accept naming the stadium after the bank president who bought off the local politicians (or even the politicians themselves) as opposed to naming the stadium after some heartless company (admittedly I have less of an issue with naming building after heartless people, I can't explain it, it's not entirely rational on my part I admit).
 
2012-07-17 02:03:55 PM
I never stopped calling the Boston Garden the Garden. Now it's the Garden again, and I'm confused.
 
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