Users mock Bears' partnership with Bank OnePosted: Wednesday June 25, 2003 9:05 PM
Now that Chicago's NFL franchise is known as, "Bears football presented by Bank One," SI.com came up with some suggestions on other possible sponsorship marriages. Here's what our readers had to say about the topic:
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New York Yankees could have Craftsman as asponsorr because they are all TOOLS.
Who cares? It's not as if I'm going to walk up to my co-workers on Monday asking,"Did you see the Bears Presented by Bank One yesterday? Whew, what a game!" I will always refer to the Chicago NFL football team as simply ... Da Bears.
What next? Will game broadcasts andhighlightss be announced the following way in the future: Brian Urlacher, presented by The Boeing Company, with the jarring hit on Peyton Manning, presented by Gatorade? Sounds like the Bears, presented by Bank One, are looking forevery wayy to line their pockets. Here's an idea: Maybe the Bears, presented by Bank One, will give the city $30 million to help pay for the publicly funded newly rebuilt stadium.
Avis. We are No. 2 so we try harder.
On the one hand, you have to wonder about where this leads. It's already bad enough to listen to a Titans radio broadcast and hear, "that's another AmSouth first down." On the other hand, this isn't really that new is it? We all remember watching Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom or whatever the heck it was ...
Theapocalypsee is upon us.
Though I'm not a Bears fan, I think it is just too much. I can not wait to see what Saturday Night Live does with this, "Da Bears, of da Bank One?"
As a sports fan, I think it's an absolute disgrace. As a person living in a free-market economy, I wonder why this has taken so long to happen. I can't wait until sponsors can get a hold of individual plays and players. I can see it all now ...
NFL Referee: "Holding, No. 67 offense, 10 yards ... speaking of yards, get on over to Wal-Mart for all your gardening needs. Repeat first down."
Let's take a quick step into reality Chicago Bears. They went way too too far here. This just shows how greed has gotten in the way of putting out a quality product. No fan wants to be reminded all the time of who sponsors what team, we're there for the football and not a "signature phrase". I hope the Bears get boycotted for doing. I for one will never watch another game with the Bears in it, until this gets dropped. EVEN IF IT'S THE SUPER BOWL. "My opinion brought to you by altruism."
When it comes to sponsorship, corporations should think bigger than just pro sports. I mean why not "Iraq!" (brought to you by Halliburton); or perhaps "Corporate America brings you The U.S. Congress!" Even T-ball at the White House could benefit: "These games are brought to you by 'The President' ('43'), who is 'bought' to you by Exxon, GM, Wal-Mart, Ford, GE, Daimler/Chrysler, IBM, Philip Morris, AOL, AIG and AT&T."
Yankees and Microsoft.
Horrible. Sports in general is beginning to resemble a sad sad commercial. I would be outraged if I were a Bears fan. Hopefullyy the Redskins won't make such a greedy, classless move.
FilterQueen presents the Detroit Lions.
Mastercard -- New York Yankees
I don't care about the Bears, but how about this one: The Chicago Cubs and Corbell Champaigne; The finest corks on the markets.
Associating the Air Force with Portland Trailblazers wasn't very nice for the Air Force. At least the Air Force has some type of disciplinary committee to deal with rampant tokers and felons.
The Texas Rangers should be sponsored by Wendy's. "Where's the beef?" could be changed to "Where's the pitching?"
Pittsburgh Pirates: Pepperidge Farms 'cause the Pirates are the best farm team in the majors.
I don't know about the Bank One deal, but I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at the rest of these ideas. What's the question again?
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