Friday, September 14, 2007

The Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank Likely Last Post of the Day

I wasn't going to make another post today, but I came across this on the BYU website and had to comment. For starters, this is lame. For a long time the BYU/Utah rivalry was called the Holy War. The main reason for that was because of the whole "BYU is owned by the LDS church" thing, but also because the U has decided to be Sodom and Gomorrah to BYU's Jerusalem. Anyway, the Holy War is a pretty cool name for a rivalry. Now that it's official, it's been sponsored and crapified. I know that they aren't the first to do this - look at the former Big Game (now the Lexus Gauntlet). At the same time, it's still disappointing. In general the auctioning off of everything in sports is a bit out of hand. I don't mind going to a game at the Delta Center or watching something on the Nu Skin Big Screen. At the same time, when Greg Rubell tells me that BYU is driving towards the Zions Bank End Zone and just had the Deseret First First Down, sponsored by Deseret First or the Morgan Diamond Jeweler Diamond Play of the Game, I think that it just went overboard. Once it actually interferes with my enjoyment of the game, you sponsored one too many things. Next up, you'll have a Kentucky Fried Chicken Touchdown, followed by the Taco Bell Extra Point. They'll have the RC Willey Kickoff and the Second Life Second Down. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

4 comments:

themickel said...

Or the Mountain America Credit Union Keys to the Game presented by Big-O-Tires. It's also the Energy Solutions Arena now, though I am resolving to continue referring to it as the Delta Center.

Hey, and where's the Friday meeting blog? I was looking forward to that.

Sorro said...

There wasn't anybody here for the Friday meeting (well, there were 4 of us), so it wasn't blog-worthy. Rest assured, more will be coming. As far as Radium Stadium is concerned, it's still the Delta Center. I wouldn't mind changing what I call it if it didn't suck as a name.

Smash said...

My advice: football is boring. Don't bother watching.

Cheeth said...

Smash, that's just plain old crazy talk.