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(Guardian)   Not so fast, we can't allow you to wear your Pepsi® shirt to The Olympics. I'm sorry, I mean Coca-Cola®'s The Olympics. Excuse me, I mean McDonald's® and Coca-Cola® Present The Olympics Featuring Adidas®   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 85
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2012-07-21 08:25:22 PM  
Damn!
And Pepsi is such a major component of my wardrobe.
Everything I own, even formal wear and bondage gear has the Pepsi logo on it.
 
2012-07-21 08:32:32 PM  
The more I hear and learn about the Olympics the more terrible it sounds.
 
2012-07-21 08:39:03 PM  
That's worse than soccer when it comes to advertising and sponsorship it seems. What a circus.
 
2012-07-21 09:33:07 PM  
somecontrast.com
 
2012-07-21 09:36:55 PM  
Presented by Amway
 
2012-07-21 09:36:59 PM  
Luckily, they did override his comments. The McD's and Coke things with merchandise wouldn't be as bad, but man, could you imagine if you could wear only Adidas gear. Most of the populous wouldn't have been allowed in by wearing anything Nike and Reebok sports related (like most jerseys/hats).
 
2012-07-21 09:40:07 PM  

TheManofPA: Luckily, they did override his comments. The McD's and Coke things with merchandise wouldn't be as bad, but man, could you imagine if you could wear only Adidas gear. Most of the populous wouldn't have been allowed in by wearing anything Nike and Reebok sports related (like most jerseys/hats).


No, I can't imagine that in a free country you can't wear what you like while attending a public event. How much hold do corporations have over our lives that they can dictate this kind of bullshiat? Even if he got "overruled" and you can wear what you like, the fact that this is even a topic of discussion shows mega corporations have too much farking power.
 
2012-07-21 09:40:09 PM  
And if you want a beer? you can only get Heineken.
 
2012-07-21 09:41:56 PM  

TheOmni: The more I hear and learn about the Olympics the more terrible it sounds.


I've lost the little interest I had.
 
2012-07-21 09:46:00 PM  

Jaws_Victim: TheManofPA: Luckily, they did override his comments. The McD's and Coke things with merchandise wouldn't be as bad, but man, could you imagine if you could wear only Adidas gear. Most of the populous wouldn't have been allowed in by wearing anything Nike and Reebok sports related (like most jerseys/hats).

No, I can't imagine that in a free country you can't wear what you like while attending a public event. How much hold do corporations have over our lives that they can dictate this kind of bullshiat? Even if he got "overruled" and you can wear what you like, the fact that this is even a topic of discussion shows mega corporations have too much farking power.


Someone in another thread brought up that the Olympics didn't even have sponsorships through the 70s (maybe 80s). Is that true? If so, we've come a long way baby.
 
2012-07-21 09:47:04 PM  
It was a big deal when I was a kid.
Currently my interest level in it hovers somewhere between Real Housewives of Sheboygan, and American Idol.
 
2012-07-21 09:52:23 PM  
Cause when I think of people who are in good athletic shape, I think of McD's and Coke.

/ this comment brought to you in part by Gatorade and Powerbar
 
2012-07-21 09:53:29 PM  
The games are being held in Tesco's London
 
2012-07-21 09:55:51 PM  

TheManofPA: Someone in another thread brought up that the Olympics didn't even have sponsorships through the 70s (maybe 80s). Is that true? If so, we've come a long way baby.


Pretty much true. Also you have to remember in certain sports, track comes to mind, the athletes have their own sponsors. So you have Adidas as an Olympic sponsors, but athletes with Nike, Asics and other sponsorships.
 
2012-07-21 09:57:08 PM  
The Olympics are an elitist cash grab masquerading as sport. They don't give a flying fark about any God Damned thing but the cash.
 
2012-07-21 09:58:21 PM  
Also, someone go ask Steve Ovett for his opinion.

/now will anyone get it
 
2012-07-21 09:59:06 PM  

Another Government Employee: They don't give a flying fark about any God Damned thing but the cash.


except the Olympics aren't particularly good about finishing in the black.
 
2012-07-21 10:00:18 PM  
Exclusive sponsorship and broadcasting deals are quite possibly the worst thing ever to happen to the Olympics.
 
2012-07-21 10:02:43 PM  

Millennium: Exclusive sponsorship and broadcasting deals are quite possibly the worst thing ever to happen to the Olympics.


quoted for truthiness, bares repeating, this.
 
2012-07-21 10:13:57 PM  

Millennium: Exclusive sponsorship and broadcasting deals are quite possibly the worst thing ever to happen to the Olympics.


As evidenced in 1992, with their "Triplecast" coverage, in which you had to pay (pay per view) to watch quite a bit of it.
Even late night, and talk show hosts made fun of it.

I don't think they'll ever regain all the viewers that just lost all interest at that point, and never bothered watching it ever again.
 
2012-07-21 10:14:50 PM  
Do you realize how many bribes and backroom deals it takes to land an Olympics? Mayor Daley couldn't even get it done.

cdn.breitbart.com
 
2012-07-21 10:21:52 PM  

TommyymmoT: As evidenced in 1992, with their "Triplecast" coverage, in which you had to pay (pay per view) to watch quite a bit of it.


And that flopped miserably.

LarryDan43: Do you realize how many bribes and backroom deals it takes to land an Olympics? Mayor Daley couldn't even get it done.


Utah might be why it's a while before the US gets another Olympics. They have all these facilities, like the bobsled/luge/skeleton track, but where as in Europe a kid can get their parents to by them a luge or skeleton sled and go to the local track and just slide for fun, there is no such thing at the SLC facilities. Besides hobbling the United States as far as competition, not having it open for just recreational use, is going to irk the IOC. And then there's how the US treats the Paralympics. Which is actually a bigger issue.
 
2012-07-21 10:25:47 PM  

WhyteRaven74: TommyymmoT: As evidenced in 1992, with their "Triplecast" coverage, in which you had to pay (pay per view) to watch quite a bit of it.
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And that flopped miserably.

=====

NBC lost $100million.
Boo hoo.
 
2012-07-21 10:34:03 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Another Government Employee: They don't give a flying fark about any God Damned thing but the cash.

except the Olympics aren't particularly good about finishing in the black.


Not according to Michael Johnson.

/this post brought to you by Brawndo
 
2012-07-21 10:34:26 PM  
screw your corporate pig money, it's the Laff-A-Lympics for me.

/exit, stage right
 
2012-07-21 10:38:08 PM  
If it's the athletes, or workers, okay.

but the fans? Stop being jackwads.
 
2012-07-21 10:41:29 PM  
The Olympics. NASCAR run by Republicans.
 
2012-07-21 10:44:01 PM  
The Puppy Bowl should have an olympic edition.
Though a week long Puppy Bowl might be a bit much.
 
2012-07-21 11:01:17 PM  
Yeah, but they're also explicitly banning vuvuzelas. So they got that right, at least.
 
2012-07-21 11:10:50 PM  

Pardon Me Sultan: Yeah, but they're also explicitly banning vuvuzelas. So they got that right, at least.


This one time... at Olympics Training Camp...
 
2012-07-21 11:15:52 PM  

nytmare: Pardon Me Sultan: Yeah, but they're also explicitly banning vuvuzelas. So they got that right, at least.

This one time... at Olympics Training Camp...


[strangest-boner.jpg]
 
2012-07-21 11:20:02 PM  
Brought to you by Carls Jr
 
2012-07-21 11:31:36 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Also, someone go ask Steve Ovett for his opinion.

/now will anyone get it


Thanks for the chuckle.

/was a miler in HS...got on the podium at State, but didn't win
 
2012-07-21 11:43:32 PM  

KrispyKritter: screw your corporate pig money, it's the Laff-A-Lympics Animalympics for me.

/ftfm

 
2012-07-21 11:43:46 PM  
farm8.staticflickr.com

Does not approve
 
2012-07-22 12:13:56 AM  
How about this. They can have their silly branding rule *IF* they vote to bring back lion fights too.
 
2012-07-22 12:46:05 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: And if you want a beer? you can only get Heineken.


But what if I want beer?
 
2012-07-22 12:47:40 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Another Government Employee: They don't give a flying fark about any God Damned thing but the cash.

except the Olympics aren't particularly good about finishing in the black.


Eh, that is just the municipalities and other dupes, er public agencies that host it who get fleeced. The folks actually sitting on the commitee do fine, and that is what really matters.
 
2012-07-22 01:28:32 AM  
"Welcome to the Olympics, I love you."
 
2012-07-22 02:22:21 AM  
FTFA: Ticket-holders for the Games were sent an email last week pointing them to a website with a list of banned items. These include liquids in containers greater than 100ml, alcohol, placards, laser pointers, pets, fireworks and vuvuzelas.

Okay, so someone on the Olympic Committee has at least half a brain.
 
2012-07-22 02:24:41 AM  
Okay, I'll make you a deal, I won't wear anything offensive, but dammit, if I wear the shirt of the rival company of the company sponsoring the event, it's going to take the orders of a judge to get me to remove it before entering your building. Ban me for wearing it? Either refund my ticket money or Facebook, Twitter and an email to every news company in the area about what happened will proceed, plus I will get into contact with the sponsoring company and it's rival. When finished, you'll wish you had not banned me. Especially if I get a sleazy lawyer into the mix who agrees with me that it's a violation of my right to free speech (which is lawyer speak for: "You have deep pockets").
 
2012-07-22 02:30:02 AM  

Great Janitor: Okay, I'll make you a deal, I won't wear anything offensive, but dammit, if I wear the shirt of the rival company of the company sponsoring the event, it's going to take the orders of a judge to get me to remove it before entering your building. Ban me for wearing it? Either refund my ticket money or Facebook, Twitter and an email to every news company in the area about what happened will proceed, plus I will get into contact with the sponsoring company and it's rival. When finished, you'll wish you had not banned me. Especially if I get a sleazy lawyer into the mix who agrees with me that it's a violation of my right to free speech (which is lawyer speak for: "You have deep pockets").


You do realize that the Olympics aren't in the United States, right?
 
2012-07-22 02:37:13 AM  

ox45tallboy: FTFA: Ticket-holders for the Games were sent an email last week pointing them to a website with a list of banned items. These include liquids in containers greater than 100ml, alcohol, placards, laser pointers, pets, fireworks and vuvuzelas.

Okay, so someone on the Olympic Committee has at least half a brain.


This!
 
2012-07-22 02:38:11 AM  

ox45tallboy: Great Janitor: Okay, I'll make you a deal, I won't wear anything offensive, but dammit, if I wear the shirt of the rival company of the company sponsoring the event, it's going to take the orders of a judge to get me to remove it before entering your building. Ban me for wearing it? Either refund my ticket money or Facebook, Twitter and an email to every news company in the area about what happened will proceed, plus I will get into contact with the sponsoring company and it's rival. When finished, you'll wish you had not banned me. Especially if I get a sleazy lawyer into the mix who agrees with me that it's a violation of my right to free speech (which is lawyer speak for: "You have deep pockets").

You do realize that the Olympics aren't in the United States, right?


I didn't say the Olympics. I just said 'the event'. I actually wrote that to imply that any event I attend. I guess I should have actually made that a bit more clear.
 
2012-07-22 02:41:19 AM  

BizarreMan: ox45tallboy: FTFA: Ticket-holders for the Games were sent an email last week pointing them to a website with a list of banned items. These include liquids in containers greater than 100ml, alcohol, placards, laser pointers, pets, fireworks and vuvuzelas.

Okay, so someone on the Olympic Committee has at least half a brain.

This!


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2012-07-22 02:41:57 AM  

Great Janitor: I didn't say the Olympics. I just said 'the event'. I actually wrote that to imply that any event I attend. I guess I should have actually made that a bit more clear.


Um... okay.
 
2012-07-22 03:14:23 AM  

TommyymmoT: The Puppy Bowl should have an olympic edition.
Though a week long Puppy Bowl might be a bit much.


+1.

Maybe they could couple it with some agility contests using some trained little f...barkers?

I've lost much interest in the televised Olympics since they started focusing only on the top talent and began systematically ignoring the participants from little countries who came only to compete. When I was a kid, simply getting there was the prize. Seeing how many tried made the medalists even more respected. Now, those not in contention are just ignored. Sad.
 
2012-07-22 04:03:13 AM  

TommyymmoT: Damn!
And Pepsi is such a major component of my wardrobe.
Everything I own, even formal wear and bondage gear has the Pepsi logo on it.


Ball gag in the form of a Pepsi logo, huh?
 
2012-07-22 04:21:53 AM  
So Coke, Addidas, McDonalds etc pay the best part of a billion pounds to sponsor the Olympics but some jackass in a marketing firm wants to be "cool" and "edgy" and try to pull some cheap ass shiat to get their brand on tv.

You want in on the Olympics then stump up the cash smegheads so less of my money will be spent on it.
 
2012-07-22 05:42:31 AM  

thisispete: TommyymmoT: Damn!
And Pepsi is such a major component of my wardrobe.
Everything I own, even formal wear and bondage gear has the Pepsi logo on it.

Ball gag in the form of a Pepsi logo, huh?


Well I'm not trying to "Teach The World To Sing".
It's the choice of a new generation.
 
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