dcfaithful wrote:This is such bullshit. Fuck jersey advertisements.
Aren't there other major sports that have done this? Is it any different than the Nike emblems that are already there? I kinda view it the way I view band "selling out". If it doesn't effect the product I couldn't really give a rat's ass.
Yeah, it's gonna look silly at first but I'm sure the billionaire owners are generating money doing way worse stuff.
I guess I just find it unnecessary. I've been a fan of the NBA since I was a kid and I've always enjoyed a lot of NBA uniforms and do not want to see it tainted with fucking corporate bullshit, just because the owners and suitcoats of the league want some more money in their already fat pockets. Especially from companies that I could care less about. You have corporate logos and advertistements every god damn place in sports already. The court, the entire mechanism that holds the backboard and rim. The ball itself. All the advertisements within the arena. Right underneath the scorers table that is on television nearly the entire time the game is on. Then you have the copious amount of advertisements that are on during the broadcast.
If it results in less commercials during the broadcast, or even better, reduced tickets, than I can deal with it. But if it doesn't affect the already insane ticket prices, then I have a problem with it. If they're going to subject us to corporate logos that we don't give a shit about jsut to further pound it into our subconscious then I'd like to be given a break on ticket prices so I can afford to attend more than one or two games a season.
Just like people that miss the days of arenas and stadiums being called something like "The Boston Garden" or "The LA Forum", I will miss the days of uniforms that didn't have corporate logos on them right in your face. The jerseys today have Adidas logos on them, but they are on a tag at the bottom of the jersey. They aren't in plain sight, the only logo that is is the NBA's.
By the way Dewie, my post isn't attackign you, I'm attacking the idea of putting logos on jerseys. I hate the idea, and as you can tell, I hate it very much.