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Monday, February 11, 2008

Ad's... taking over sports as we know it?

Is it me or are ad's and major companies taking over the sports world? No im not talking about commercials, im talking about the stadiums and the uniforms. For example, most of the stadiums and arenas in all major professional sports are named after a product or company. It never use to be that way, it feels like yesterday the names actually had some meaning to them. Instead, you have arena's called The Staples Center or The TD Bank North Garden.

Another thing that takes away from sports is that things are advertised on the actual uniforms! It's mostly in other countries for example, the CFL (Canadian Football League) has ads all over their uniforms. For one it's distracting and it takes your focus away from the game being played.Another sport that you see it a lot in is minor league sports, they are notorious for plastering ads on everything.

This may or may not be a big deal to most people but to me it is because of how fast it's growing. I would not be surprised if one day we see and NFL game or an NHL game where the uniforms are covered with sponsors like the NASCAR jumpsuits are. It's a scary thought but with how things are going that might be the future of all major sports.... im going to go ahead and pray to god that it doesn't come to that.

Derek Gause

1 comment:

The A-List said...

adds deffffinitely are annoying somethimes, unless they're really funny. good blog mr gause