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(USA Today)   NBA is now considering ads on players' jerseys. New York Knicks are immediately contacted by Centrum Silver   (usatoday.com) divider line 27
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2012-10-10 09:31:18 AM  
Inevitable. Hope they keep it as just one sponsor like the BPL. Some shirts have become a mess (Mexican league).
This also opens up opportunities for teams to support charities on their jerseys, like Barcelona did with UNICEF.
With the amount of ads in stadia, on programs, on the sidelines (Gatorade, Nike), and on television, I can't understand why jerseys would be off limits.
 
2012-10-10 09:38:00 AM  
They might as well. I'd also incorporate those 3' LED advertising boards all the way around the court, like they have in the EPL.
 
2012-10-10 09:45:14 AM  
Miami Heat gets Summer's Eve.
 
2012-10-10 09:53:51 AM  
Everything else has a sponsor, so why not?
 
2012-10-10 09:53:54 AM  
Not that I know the details of the technology so it may not even be possible, but I've been waiting for green screen type ads on football and baseball fields for a couple of years now. Wouldn't see it while at the game but would when watching on TV.
 
2012-10-10 09:58:27 AM  
I'd like to do the same for politicians.
 
2012-10-10 09:59:28 AM  

EmperorSled: Not that I know the details of the technology so it may not even be possible, but I've been waiting for green screen type ads on football and baseball fields for a couple of years now. Wouldn't see it while at the game but would when watching on TV.


Already happening. Fox and CBS have virtual billboards on some wide-shots of stadium. Mostly show in-game stats, but can definitely be used for ads. Problem is, once action begins, can't stay on shot.
 
2012-10-10 10:02:29 AM  

EmperorSled: Not that I know the details of the technology so it may not even be possible, but I've been waiting for green screen type ads on football and baseball fields for a couple of years now. Wouldn't see it while at the game but would when watching on TV.


I believe NESN has been doing this for games at Fenway for several years, against the green backstop for the typical shot looking over the pitcher's shoulder. I'm sure it's happening elsewhere as well.
 
2012-10-10 10:07:14 AM  
I really hope they don't do this.

Around here all the teams are sponsored by companies. Looks absolutely ridiculous.
 
2012-10-10 10:15:26 AM  

MetryPapi: EmperorSled: Not that I know the details of the technology so it may not even be possible, but I've been waiting for green screen type ads on football and baseball fields for a couple of years now. Wouldn't see it while at the game but would when watching on TV.

Already happening. Fox and CBS have virtual billboards on some wide-shots of stadium. Mostly show in-game stats, but can definitely be used for ads. Problem is, once action begins, can't stay on shot.


I seem to recall NFL pre-season games had "red zone" sponsors, with a company's logo digitally plastered on the field when a team reached the 20 yard line, then zapped away before the ball was snapped. That's really all it would take, just 10-15 seconds of a sponsor's product or service shown between plays.

The NFL could start printing their own money.
 
2012-10-10 10:17:45 AM  
Hey - leave the Knicks alone! You'll see how good they are when we win the 2005 championship this year.
 
2012-10-10 10:18:39 AM  

Funbags: MetryPapi: EmperorSled: Not that I know the details of the technology so it may not even be possible, but I've been waiting for green screen type ads on football and baseball fields for a couple of years now. Wouldn't see it while at the game but would when watching on TV.

Already happening. Fox and CBS have virtual billboards on some wide-shots of stadium. Mostly show in-game stats, but can definitely be used for ads. Problem is, once action begins, can't stay on shot.

I seem to recall NFL pre-season games had "red zone" sponsors, with a company's logo digitally plastered on the field when a team reached the 20 yard line, then zapped away before the ball was snapped. That's really all it would take, just 10-15 seconds of a sponsor's product or service shown between plays.

The NFL could start printing their own money.


Yeah, but is the NFL capable of that type of restraint? Look at their farking Sunday Night Verizon... er... Football opening. The only thing missing is having Faith Hill spread her legs and a giant Verizon logo flies out of her vagina.
 
2012-10-10 10:21:43 AM  
Terrible idea. The farking soccer guys look ridiculous in their corporate themed outfits.

Although if the Bobcats were sponsored by Chico's Bail Bonds I'd be on board with the idea.
 
2012-10-10 10:29:21 AM  
Like NASCAR drivers? Or:

www.enjoy-your-style.com 

BTW - do they even sell these Idiocracy shirts? I would love to have one for Halloween.
 
2012-10-10 10:31:30 AM  

Funbags: MetryPapi: EmperorSled: Not that I know the details of the technology so it may not even be possible, but I've been waiting for green screen type ads on football and baseball fields for a couple of years now. Wouldn't see it while at the game but would when watching on TV.

Already happening. Fox and CBS have virtual billboards on some wide-shots of stadium. Mostly show in-game stats, but can definitely be used for ads. Problem is, once action begins, can't stay on shot.

I seem to recall NFL pre-season games had "red zone" sponsors, with a company's logo digitally plastered on the field when a team reached the 20 yard line, then zapped away before the ball was snapped. That's really all it would take, just 10-15 seconds of a sponsor's product or service shown between plays.

The NFL could start printing their own money.


start?
 
2012-10-10 10:36:49 AM  
It's not about competition, sportsmanship, athletics. It's about the cheese. I hope they let tobacco companies put out cards again.
 
2012-10-10 10:37:00 AM  
Really it is a good way to sell a new Jersey to the Hardcore Fans every year.

Think about it:

1. Regular Jersey
2. Holiday Jersey
3. "Sponsor Cares about (X charity)" Jersey

Each Season a slight change in the Jersey even if sponsored by the same company.
 
2012-10-10 10:51:24 AM  

AuralArgument: Really it is a good way to sell a new Jersey to the Hardcore Fans every year.

Think about it:

1. Regular Jersey
2. Holiday Jersey
3. "Sponsor Cares about (X charity)" Jersey

Each Season a slight change in the Jersey even if sponsored by the same company.


Ah, you mean the NASCAR method of merchandising.
 
2012-10-10 11:05:54 AM  
That's OK. I don't watch it anyway.
 
2012-10-10 11:45:34 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Ah, you mean the NASCAR method of merchandising.


It's Profitable...

All i'm saying.
 
2012-10-10 01:28:28 PM  

MetryPapi: Inevitable. Hope they keep it as just one sponsor like the BPL. Some shirts have become a mess (Mexican league).
This also opens up opportunities for teams to support charities on their jerseys, like Barcelona did with UNICEF.
With the amount of ads in stadia, on programs, on the sidelines (Gatorade, Nike), and on television, I can't understand why jerseys would be off limits.


Some of those European hockey jerseys are just hideous due to all the ads they have plastered all over them.
 
2012-10-10 01:45:27 PM  

MetryPapi: Inevitable. Hope they keep it as just one sponsor like the BPL. Some shirts have become a mess (Mexican league).
This also opens up opportunities for teams to support charities on their jerseys, like Barcelona did with UNICEF.
With the amount of ads in stadia, on programs, on the sidelines (Gatorade, Nike), and on television, I can't understand why jerseys would be off limits.


And, the WNBA's already doing this with several of their teams. Not to mention teams in the Euroleague have done it for years.

/Also subby, about that Knicks joke
//like the cut of your jib
 
2012-10-10 02:12:58 PM  
So the sport doesn't have enough fans to sponsor the sport.

HAHA.
 
2012-10-10 02:38:17 PM  
I'd love to say that Americans aren't going to tolerate this. Then I remembered that people spend their own money to buy ad-covered NASCAR shwag, including really expensive leather jackets. So, probably a good idea, if you're a greedy fark who doesn't know when enough is enough.
 
2012-10-10 03:40:45 PM  
If the teams want to plaster all of their uniforms with ads and sever their civic connection. Fine by me. They better have to do some things to make up for it:

1. No more public financing. With all those revenue streams coming in, pay for your own farking stadium

2. Reduce price point of tickets and concessions.

3. Cut out commercials. The only reason I begrudgingly accept ads on soccer jerseys is because FIFA ( as a governing body) has kept the "clock always runs" as part of the game. There is no chance for commercials. So the tv carriers get advertisers to sponsor the score box, the sub signs etc. a 4 hour NFL game has about 11 minutes of action. So if they wanna advertise on jerseys, never cut away from the field.

fark the NBA. If this bleeds over into hockey, the nfl, and baseball (in the order of likelihood) then I'm done with sports all together.

Oh and fark Nike for turning nfl uniforms to shiat.
 
2012-10-10 04:09:40 PM  

Dougie AXP: If the teams want to plaster all of their uniforms with ads and sever their civic connection. Fine by me. They better have to do some things to make up for it:

1. No more public financing. With all those revenue streams coming in, pay for your own farking stadium

2. Reduce price point of tickets and concessions.

3. Cut out commercials. The only reason I begrudgingly accept ads on soccer jerseys is because FIFA ( as a governing body) has kept the "clock always runs" as part of the game. There is no chance for commercials. So the tv carriers get advertisers to sponsor the score box, the sub signs etc. a 4 hour NFL game has about 11 minutes of action. So if they wanna advertise on jerseys, never cut away from the field.


Ads on the jerseys or not, not a one of these things are ever going to come to pass.
 
2012-10-10 08:05:59 PM  
Los Angeles Lakers - Preparation H

Because when you think of butt hurt and anal rape, you think of the Lakers and Kobe Bryant.
 
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