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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

For the next three seasons, Chicago White Sox evening home games will begin at 7:11 pm. Why such a precise and odd time? It turns out that the 7-Eleven store chain is paying $500,000 for the privilege.

Link:
http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/200...god-had-had-corporate-sponsorship/


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

YET another example oh how stupid Americans are with money.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Oh dear Lord what are they smoking on Madison Avenue?

"This first pitch brought to you at an earlier time that you won't make because you are stuck on the Dan Ryan Expressway by 7-11."

We can blame 3Com and their sponsorship of Candlestick Park out in San Francisco for all this crap. First it was funny, then annoying, and now it's getting downright obnoxious. I've noticed this year that they are superimposing ads on the field during college football broadcasts and the countdown clock on Iron Chef is brought to us by TGI Fridays.

Arrgghhh! make it stop!



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting PROSA (Thread starter):
or the next three seasons, Chicago White Sox evening home games will begin at 7:11 pm. Why such a precise and odd time? It turns out that the 7-Eleven store chain is paying $500,000 for the privilege.

I guess everything is for sale these days. On a side note I wonder why other baseball teams haven't moved up the starting time like the Diamondbacks. Weekday night games start at 6:40pm, been doing this for five or six years in an effort to get more kids in the stands, most games are over by 9:20pm, instead of 10:00pm, makes a difference on school nights.


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 2):
the countdown clock on Iron Chef is brought to us by TGI Fridays.

Whatever happened to the days when this program was brought to you by the letter G and the number 9?


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 2):
Oh dear Lord what are they smoking on Madison Avenue?

Wrong side of town, not to mention wrong team.... Blasphemy! Big grin


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1753 times:

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 5):
Wrong side of town, not to mention wrong team.... Blasphemy!

You Dingbat!  Wink I wasn't making a reference to the Cubbies nor the street down in The Loop. I was saying the advertising suits on Madison Avenue in NYC must be smoking something good to come up with a crazy idea like a game time associated with a gas station/convenience store.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1751 times:

Yeah...and stupid me was thinking Madison and Addison were the same streets...  flamed 

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1735 times:

Horray for unbridled capitalism...any vestiges of "the great American past time" left in sight?

Also, "Freakanomics" is a really interesting book. Me thinks you should all read it if you haven't already.



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

You all know what's next, don't you? Selling the naming rights to the teams themselves. The Seattle Seahawks would become...what...the Seattle Starbucks? Arizona Ice Tea Diamondbacks?  Wow!

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 9):
The Seattle Seahawks would become...what...the Seattle Starbucks?

I'm pretty sure sports fans in Seattle would raise hell if Starbucks ever went after one of our teams again...we've already seen how much Howie S. cares about them.



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Who cares if a game starts at 7:11? It's good advertising, what time did the games normally start? 7:00 or 7:30? Either way it's just 19 minutes earlier or 11 minutes later, not that big a deal. Plus, the team gets more money to spend on players or stadium upgrades anyway.

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 11):
Who cares if a game starts at 7:11? It's good advertising, what time did the games normally start? 7:00 or 7:30? Either way it's just 19 minutes earlier or 11 minutes later, not that big a deal. Plus, the team gets more money to spend on players or stadium upgrades anyway.

Games are typically 7:05 or 7:15 actually, so your point is even better.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 12):
Games are typically 7:05 or 7:15 actually, so your point is even better.

Well there you go. Not a big deal at all. In Toronto we start games at 7:07pm generally, 7:05 is the standard in the states I believe, but up here, we have to sing both the Canadian and American National Anthems, so we give that 2 minutes extra to wrap that up.


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