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When the Red Wings recently announced that their new arena would be named after a “pizza” chain, lots of people asked me if I’d be coming out with an “I’m Calling It the Joe” T-shirt. That was a reference to my old “Naming Wrongs” T-shirt project with No Mas (see above), which was our way of protesting the proliferation of corporate-renamed stadiums and arenas.
The old Naming Wrongs shirts are no longer available, and I have no immediate plans to reactivate that project (although there could be something in the works down the road — stay tuned). But the other day I learned about a new way to address the same problem — and this one doesn’t require you to spend any money on a shirt. (Continue reading)
“Innovative” move by Barcelona FC yesterday, which announced that Intel is partnering with the team as a jersey sponsor — except that Intel’s logo will go inside the jersey. “Intel inside,” get it? Naturally, the logo is being printed upside-down, so it will appear right-side-up when players flip up their shirts (as shown . . . → Read More: Just What the World’s Been Waiting For, Part 713
New ESPN column today — look here.
Meanwhile: Last Thursday, I let loose with a rant about the MLB/Gatorade shenanigans. Then I had a follow-up piece on Friday. And on Monday I summarized all the nonsense in a piece for Business Week.
Now the floodgates have opened. All sorts of people are telling . . . → Read More: An Ever-Widening Cupspiracy