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6th Jun '16 9:08:59 PM KYCubbie
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* Apart from the names of the leagues themselves, this is relatively rare in British football, with the notable exception of the former [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Saints_F.C. Total Network Solutions F.C.]] (which was the popular target of jokes on Sky Sports' ''Soccer Saturday'' from Jeff Stelling). To be fair, though, they represent the towns of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswestry Oswestry]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain]] - not the most catchy names for a club (they now play as The New Saints F.C., officially The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid).

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* Apart from the names of the leagues themselves, this is relatively rare in British football, with the notable exception of the former [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Saints_F.C. org/wiki/The_New_Saints_FC Total Network Solutions F.C.]] (which was the popular target of jokes on Sky Sports' ''Soccer Saturday'' from Jeff Stelling). To be fair, though, they represent the towns of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswestry Oswestry]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain]] - not the most catchy names for a club (they now play as The New Saints F.C., officially The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid).
6th Jun '16 9:06:20 PM KYCubbie
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** Although the brand names and liveries are very deeply ingrained into the sport, to such a point that one can barely imagine F1 without some of them (ie. JPS Lotus since the 60's, Marlboro [=McLarens=], Rothmans Williams etc.).

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** Although the brand names and liveries are very deeply ingrained into the sport, to such a point that one can barely imagine F1 without some of them (ie.(i.e. JPS Lotus since the 60's, Marlboro [=McLarens=], Rothmans Williams etc.).



** 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)

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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 (The current name, SAP Center [[WhereDoYouThinkYouAre at San Jose]], not so much) much.)



* The bowl games in U.S. college football are full of these, such as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio
** At least those still have the original name, unlike the Peach Bowl.
** As of the 2013 season, there are ''twelve'' bowls whose official names consist solely of the name of the corporate sponsor and the word "Bowl".

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* The bowl games in U.S. college football are full of these, such as the Tostitos [=BattleFrog=] Fiesta Bowl, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio
Northwestern Mutual.
** At least those still have the original name, unlike the Peach Bowl.
Bowl for a time (it got back its old name, though prefaced by Chick-fil-A, in the 2014 season).
** As of In the 2013 season, there are were ''twelve'' bowls whose official names consist consisted solely of the name of the corporate sponsor and the word "Bowl"."Bowl". This total went down to eight for the 2015 season.



** The Barclays Premier League, the T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, La Liga BBVA and probably several other European football (soccer) leagues.
*** The Cups in England have also been given sponsors' names, The League Cup has been known as, over the years, the Worthington Cup, the Littlewoods Cup, the Carling Cup, and several others. The FA Cup, while it is still the FA Cup, is now "The FA Cup with Budweiser". The trophy competed for by those sides in Leagues 1 and 2 (third and fourth tiers), The Football League Trophy, is currenly the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, and has been known as the LDV Vans Trophy among others.

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** The Barclays [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Premier League, League]], the [[UsefulNotes/ScottishPremierLeague Ladbrokes Premiership]],[[note]]Scotland[[/note]] the T-Mobile Ekstraklasa, Ekstraklasa,[[note]]Poland[[/note]] La Liga BBVA BBVA,[[note]]Spain[[/note]] Serie A TIM[[note]]Italy[[/note]] and probably several other European football (soccer) leagues.
leagues. The most notable aversion is Germany's Bundesliga.
*** The Cups in England have also been given sponsors' names, The League Cup has been known as, over the years, the Worthington Cup, the Littlewoods Cup, the Carling Cup, and several others. The FA Cup, Cup long resisted the trend, compromising for a while it is still the FA Cup, is now with "The FA Cup with Budweiser". Budweiser", but it's now "The Emirates FA Cup". The trophy competed for by those sides in Leagues 1 and 2 (third and fourth tiers), The Football League Trophy, is currenly currently the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, and has been known as the LDV Vans Trophy among others.



** How's about the NAB Cup played at the AAMI stadium? (For non-Aussies: NAB is the National Australia Bank and AAMI does insurance.) Channel Nine's televisation of Australian cricket even has little quiz questions sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

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** How's about the NAB Cup played at the AAMI stadium? (For non-Aussies: NAB is the National Australia Bank and AAMI does insurance.) Channel Nine's televisation coverage of Australian cricket even has little quiz questions sponsored by Johnnie Walker.



* The Indy Racing League picked up [=ApexBrasil=] as their fuel supplier in 2009. Seems cheesy at first when you hear the phrase "[=ApexBrasil=] Green Flag" at the start of the race, but then you realize Apex is an ethanol supplier (a "green" alternative to gasoline and diesel) and the FridgeBrilliance hits.
* The Hershey PA hockey team was originally called the "Hershey Bars"; but since advertising in team names was frowned upon, they were renamed and stayed the "Hershey Bears"

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* The Indy Racing League [[UsefulNotes/IndyCar IndyCar Series]] picked up [=ApexBrasil=] as their fuel supplier in 2009. Seems cheesy at first when you hear the phrase "[=ApexBrasil=] Green Flag" at the start of the race, but then you realize Apex is an ethanol supplier (a "green" alternative to gasoline and diesel) and the FridgeBrilliance hits.
* The Hershey PA minor-league hockey team in Hershey, Pennsylvania (yes, ''that'' Hershey) was originally called the "Hershey Bars"; but since advertising in team names was frowned upon, they were renamed and stayed the "Hershey Bears"Bears".



* Apart from the names of the leagues themselves, this is relatively rare in British football, with the notable exception of the former [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Network_Solutions Total Network Solutions F.C.]] (which was the popular target of jokes on Sky Sports' ''Soccer Saturday'' from Jeff Stelling). To be fair, though, they represent the towns of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswestry Oswestry]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain]] - not the most catchy names for a club (they now play as The New Saints F.C., officially The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid).

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* Apart from the names of the leagues themselves, this is relatively rare in British football, with the notable exception of the former [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Network_Solutions org/wiki/The_New_Saints_F.C. Total Network Solutions F.C.]] (which was the popular target of jokes on Sky Sports' ''Soccer Saturday'' from Jeff Stelling). To be fair, though, they represent the towns of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswestry Oswestry]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain]] - not the most catchy names for a club (they now play as The New Saints F.C., officially The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid).



** Although some sides do have stadiums named after sponsors, this usually only occurs after the club build a new stadium and then rent the name out. Examples are the Emirates (Arsenal), the Reebok (Bolton) and the Walkers (Leicester City).

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** Although some sides do have stadiums named after sponsors, this usually only occurs after the club build a new stadium and then rent the name out. Examples are the Emirates (Arsenal), the Reebok Macron[[note]]originally the Reebok[[/note]] (Bolton) and the Walkers King Power[[note]]originally the Walkers[[/note]] (Leicester City).



** The Glazer Brothers were so used to owning and managing American sporting sides - with all that implies, as described on this page - that they thought they could treat Manchester United in a similar way. They were genuinely taken aback by the force and violence of the reaction they received to what they thought from experience at home were routine business management practices, that they had to take a crash-course in the history and traditions of British football. to their credit, they realised they were dealing with different attitudes in a different country and abandoned their more controversial (by British standards) proposals for their new buy.

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** The Glazer Brothers were so used to owning and managing American sporting sides - with all that implies, as described on this page - that they thought they could treat Manchester United in a similar way. They were genuinely taken aback by the force and violence of the reaction they received to what they thought from experience at home were routine business management practices, that they had to take a crash-course in the history and traditions of British football. to To their credit, they realised they were dealing with different attitudes in a different country and abandoned their more controversial (by British standards) proposals for their new buy.
6th Jun '16 6:40:01 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** Each episode of ''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 ''Series/HomeImprovement''".

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** Each episode of ''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 started off the one show with a skit about a lactating Bill Clinton which was seen as "too much for something three minutes after ''Series/HomeImprovement''".


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** The absolute worst offender might be ''Your Kaiser Dealer Presents Kaiser-Frazer "Adventures In Mystery" Starring Betty Furness in "Byline"''. Yep, that's the whole title, although it was usually shortened to ''Byline'', and the Creator/DuMont broadcast of that show (they simulcasted it with Creator/{{ABC}}) called it ''News Gal''.
24th May '16 4:35:11 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** ''Kraft Television Theatre''

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** ''Kraft Television Theatre''''Series/KraftSuspenseTheatre''



** ''The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports"

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** ''The Ford Show'' was a confusing one: the show starred Tennessee Ernie '''Ford''' and was sponsored by the '''Ford''' Motor Company. The latter gave the show its name.
** ''The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports"Sports''


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** ''The Bell Telephone Hour''
8th May '16 9:43:46 PM nombretomado
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** Each episode of ''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''".

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** Each episode of ''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''".''Series/HomeImprovement''".
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).
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