Christ, I've restarted this about 15 times already tonight. My original topic idea did nothing but cause me to want to sputter and be indignant yet be entirely incapable of explaining in any rational matter about why I hate it so. The topic: corporate naming rights to sports arenas.

God, I just hate it. It smacks of crass american commercialism, where is the history and love of traditional park names? The name Progressive Field makes me annoyed beyond belief, Quicken Loans Arena? WTF? Don't worry my hate extends to the Tostitos Bowl and it's ilk.

Right, so that is the best I can do to explain it. I'm lacking the written skills today to do better but I felt I should give it a shot. It's crap, I know. I'm sorry.

I discoverd a new sport recently though, and considering my penchant for rolling down stupidly steep hills and my love of cheese I think I would excel at it: Cheese Rolling. AWESOME:



  • At May 28, 2009 11:05 PM, Blogger Lincoln said…

    I'm not so much opposed to naming arenas after businesses and companies. What really gets me is when it just doesn't roll of the tongue. I had no idea there was a Quicken Loans arena. Even worse for me though...when they changed the Delta Center in Salt Lake to Engergy Solutions Arena...Energy Solutions is a nuclear waste company. Lame.

  • At June 01, 2009 12:03 PM, Blogger orangek8 said…

    That was such an awesome day.


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