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(Yahoo)   The NBA is becoming a little less like pro wrestling but a little more like NASCAR   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 14
    More: Asinine, NASCAR, NBA, pro wrestling, backboards, Sport management, Amway  
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2013-06-10 05:46:42 PM  
But in the NBA (like WWE) guys fall down without even being touched most of the time.

/Predetermined Touchfoul League
 
2013-06-10 05:52:19 PM  
TNT race coverage has the top1/4 of the screen as advertising.

It sucks.
 
2013-06-10 05:56:45 PM  
Apologies for low quality


cdn3.mocksession.com
 
2013-06-10 05:56:53 PM  

Broktun: TNT race coverage has the top1/4 of the screen as advertising.

It sucks.


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Waiting for that...

Also, we already have some outfield walls looking like the yellow pages, NHL arenas with adverts under the ice/on the boards or even projected on, obviously NASCAR, so this is nothing new. Get back to me when they advertise on the ball.
 
2013-06-10 06:25:45 PM  

MichiganFTL: Get back to me when they advertise on the ball.


Ball already advertises Wilson.
 
2013-06-10 07:51:53 PM  
Stern is going to fine teams 20 points after the game for infractions?
 
2013-06-10 08:08:03 PM  
One less thing folks in Puget Sound have to worry about, thankfully.
 
2013-06-10 10:46:50 PM  
NASCAR is faker than WWE.
 
2013-06-11 05:26:23 AM  

MichiganFTL: Also, we already have some outfield walls looking like the yellow pages, NHL arenas with adverts under the ice/on the boards or even projected on, obviously NASCAR, so this is nothing new. Get back to me when they advertise on the ball.


I stopped going to sporting events about the same time they started naming stadiums and arenas after corporations.  That wasn't the specific reason I stopped going, but the realization that it's all about money and has nothing to do with actually winning was.

It's one thing to put a big sign up above the outfield in a domed stadium (but gawd forbid it's for Marlboro), but I don't want to go to Microsoft Field,  Back when I grew up, the local stadium was named after the team that played there and the local arena was named after a historical figure.

If advertising gets more prominent they should start paying people to attend games - or maybe there will be an ad-block app for google glass that will block them.
 
2013-06-11 10:07:29 AM  
"I stopped going to sporting events about the same time they started naming stadiums "

Wrigley Field is a baseball venue located in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916
 
2013-06-11 02:14:11 PM  

mikey15: "I stopped going to sporting events about the same time they started naming stadiums "

Wrigley Field is a baseball venue located in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916


Wrigley Field gets a pass in this conversation, because the stadium was named after their owner, Mr Wrigley*. It wasn't named after the product.

* William, I think. I forget though.
 
2013-06-11 03:29:21 PM  

skrame: mikey15: "I stopped going to sporting events about the same time they started naming stadiums "

Wrigley Field is a baseball venue located in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916

Wrigley Field gets a pass in this conversation, because the stadium was named after their owner, Mr Wrigley*. It wasn't named after the product.

* William, I think. I forget though.


nope, it is named after a product too:

www.rankopedia.com

got nothing...I do like the idea of advertisers paying people to attend,  I would gladly wear a sponsored t-shirt for a free ticket
 
2013-06-11 03:37:20 PM  

Hyjamon: skrame: mikey15: "I stopped going to sporting events about the same time they started naming stadiums "

Wrigley Field is a baseball venue located in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916

Wrigley Field gets a pass in this conversation, because the stadium was named after their owner, Mr Wrigley*. It wasn't named after the product.

* William, I think. I forget though.

nope, it is named after a product too:

got nothing...I do like the idea of advertisers paying people to attend,  I would gladly wear a sponsored t-shirt for a free ticket


thought of another one

Crosley Field was a Major League Baseball park located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was the home field of the National League's Cincinnati Reds from  1912 through June 24, 1970
 
2013-06-11 05:45:36 PM  

Hyjamon: nope, it is named after a product too:


Nope; the product, like the stadium, is named for the guy.

/I feel weird talking about Wrigley without bashing it
//Sox fan
 
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