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28th Feb '16 8:47:30 AM twilicorn
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* Particularly galling is the Canadian junior hockey trophy gaining sponsorship -- the [=MasterCard=] Memorial Cup. Yes, a trophy named for fallen World War I veterans has been commercialized.
** Along with making it sound like it was named in memory of a fallen sponsor!

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* Particularly galling One of the {{narm}}iest examples is the Canadian junior hockey trophy gaining sponsorship -- the [=MasterCard=] Memorial Cup. Yes, a trophy named for fallen World War I veterans has been commercialized.
** Along with making
commercialized. Even more hilariously, it sound sounds like it was named in memory of a fallen sponsor!
12th Dec '15 8:38:57 AM AgProv
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* Showjumping and dressage are incredibly expensive equestrian sports requiring not only expensive equipment, but also strings of pedigree horses to be kept in top condition. One of the first stars who was unable to fund his involvement through an "independent income" (shorthand for "do you belong to the British monied upper classes?") was blunt Yorkshireman Harvey Smith, who in TheSeventies courted controversy by seeking outside commercial sponsorship. The stuffier end of the sport deplored the fact his horses ended up with strange names. Imagine the [=BBC=]'s plummy-voiced commentator intoni the following
-->''And the next competitor here at Earl's court is Mr Harvey Smith, on Sanyo Sound-Surround Stereo System....

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* Showjumping and dressage are incredibly expensive equestrian sports requiring not only expensive equipment, but also strings of pedigree horses to be kept in top condition. One of the first stars who was unable to fund his involvement through an "independent income" (shorthand for "do you belong to the British monied upper classes?") was blunt Yorkshireman Harvey Smith, who in TheSeventies courted controversy by seeking outside commercial sponsorship. The stuffier end of the sport deplored the fact his horses ended up with strange names. Imagine the [=BBC=]'s plummy-voiced commentator intoni intoning the following
-->''And the next competitor here at Earl's court Court is Mr Harvey Smith, on Sanyo Sound-Surround Stereo System....
12th Dec '15 8:32:41 AM AgProv
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* Showjumping and dressage are incredibly expensive equestrian sports requiring not only expensive equipment, but also strings of pedigree horses to be kept in top condition. One of the first stars who was unable to fund his involvement through an "independent income" (shorthand for "do you belong to the British monied upper classes?") was blunt Yorkshireman Harvey Smith, who in TheSeventies courted controversy by seeking outside commercial sponsorship. The stuffier end of the sport deplored the fact his horses ended up with strange names. Imagine the [=BBC=]'s plummy-voiced commentator intoni the following
-->''And the next competitor here at Earl's court is Mr Harvey Smith, on Sanyo Sound-Surround Stereo System....
5th Sep '15 7:13:09 PM jormis29
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** Each episode of ''The Dana Carvey Show'' had a different sponsor, and integrated the sponsor into the show's title; for example, the first two episodes were ''The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show'' and ''The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show''. This was done as an homage to the shows mentioned above. This got him into trouble as Taco Bell pulled their sponsorship after 1. Dana Carvey interrupted one of their commercials to mock it and 2. Started off the show with a skit about a lactating Bill Clinton which was seen as "too much for something three minutes after ''HomeImprovement''".

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** Each episode of ''The Dana Carvey Show'' ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow'' had a different sponsor, and integrated the sponsor into the show's title; for example, the first two episodes were ''The Taco Bell Dana Carvey Show'' and ''The Mug Root Beer Dana Carvey Show''. This was done as an homage to the shows mentioned above. This got him into trouble as Taco Bell pulled their sponsorship after 1. Dana Carvey interrupted one of their commercials to mock it and 2. Started off the show with a skit about a lactating Bill Clinton which was seen as "too much for something three minutes after ''HomeImprovement''".
5th Sep '15 6:51:58 PM nombretomado
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* {{NASCAR}} has three main touring series: the Sprint Cup Series (main series), Xfinity Series (second-rate supplementary series to the Sprint Cup Series for less experienced drivers), and the Camping World Truck Series (NASCAR races with pickup trucks).

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* {{NASCAR}} UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} has three main touring series: the Sprint Cup Series (main series), Xfinity Series (second-rate supplementary series to the Sprint Cup Series for less experienced drivers), and the Camping World Truck Series (NASCAR races with pickup trucks).
7th Jul '15 9:06:28 PM Lirodon
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** Good old fashioned fan power recently averted this in Newcastle. The new owners of Newcastle Town proposed changing the name of the stadium to trhat of their own commercial enterprise. Fans resented this so much and organised such an effective campaign against that the idea was dropped, and the century-old St James' Park still remains so called.

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** Good old fashioned fan power recently averted this in Newcastle. The new owners of After Mike Ashley bought Newcastle Town proposed changing the name of the stadium to trhat of United FC, his ownership group announced that they would rename their own commercial enterprise. Fans resented this so much and organised such an effective campaign against that the idea was dropped, and the century-old home pitch of St James' Park still remains so called. to the incredibly awkward "sportsdirect.com @ St James' Park" (Sports Direct is a sports equipment chain Ashley also owns) to "showcase" the possibility of selling naming rights to the stadium. Fans grew furious over the new name and the blatant self-promotion it expressed. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, two years later it was re-named to just "Sports Direct Stadium". When naming and sponsorship rights were later sold to Wonga.com, the company decided to be generous and use their naming rights to change it back to St James' Park.
20th May '15 7:35:17 PM nombretomado
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* Many FormulaOne races ("Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix") and teams ("Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro").

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* Many FormulaOne UsefulNotes/FormulaOne races ("Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix") and teams ("Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro").
4th May '15 2:51:55 PM route56
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* {{NASCAR}} has three main touring series: the Sprint Cup Series (main series), Nationwide Series (second-rate supplementary series to the Sprint Cup Series for less experienced drivers), and the Camping World Truck Series (NASCAR races with pickup trucks).

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* {{NASCAR}} has three main touring series: the Sprint Cup Series (main series), Nationwide Xfinity Series (second-rate supplementary series to the Sprint Cup Series for less experienced drivers), and the Camping World Truck Series (NASCAR races with pickup trucks).
21st Mar '15 9:01:54 PM igordebraga
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** The San Jose Sharks' home arena has always been sponsored by computer companies. The most creative was when Hewlett-Packard got the naming rights: the designated word was changed to one that evoked an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Pavilion_%28computer%29 actual product]], HP Pavilion at San Jose. (the current name, SAP Center [[WhereDoYouThinkYouAre at San Jose]], not so much)



** The tournament between the top soccer clubs of Latin America is the Santander Copa Libertadores (Santander is a Spanish bank), previously the Toyota Copa Libertadores.[[note]]The Spanish-language ''Copa Libertadores'', translating to "Liberators' Cup", is universally used by English-language soccer media.[[/note]]

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** The tournament between the top soccer clubs of Latin America is the Santander Copa Libertadores CopaLibertadores (Santander is a Spanish bank), previously the Toyota Copa Libertadores.[[note]]The Spanish-language ''Copa Libertadores'', translating to "Liberators' Cup", is universally used by English-language soccer media.[[/note]]



** In Brazil, teams of sports other than soccer usually have the sponsor name along with the name of the place/club it represents - and sometimes, ''just the sponsors'': the team now known as Rio/Unilever was for some time [=Rexona/AdeS=].

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** In Brazil, teams of sports other than soccer usually have the sponsor name along with the name of the place/club it represents - and sometimes, ''just the sponsors'': the women's volleyball team now known as Rio/Unilever was for from Rio de Janeiro is [=Rexona/AdeS=] (for some time [=Rexona/AdeS=].it ran as the multinational that manufactures both products, Unilever).
15th Mar '15 11:52:06 AM MarkLungo
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* The 2008 ''AmericanGladiators'' revival had a few Subway replays and the "Toyota winning moment".
* ''LastComicStanding'' had at least one season where the contestant with the most viewer votes would automatically advance to the next round or, in the host's words, get a "Capital One No Hassle Pass".

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* The 2008 ''AmericanGladiators'' ''Series/AmericanGladiators'' revival had a few Subway replays and the "Toyota winning moment".
* ''LastComicStanding'' ''Series/LastComicStanding'' had at least one season where the contestant with the most viewer votes would automatically advance to the next round or, in the host's words, get a "Capital One No Hassle Pass".
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