Fire almost had trash in their name

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by GoldFinger, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. texas arsenal

    texas arsenal New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Frisco Tx
  2. texas arsenal

    texas arsenal New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Frisco Tx
    Bank of Bridgeview stadium or some such. That is the smaller local sponsorship I was afraid would land on PHP.
     
  3. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    I give Bank of Bridgeview about 2 years before they are bought out by Chase or Wachovia. Then they drop the naming rights because it doesn't "fit the business model".
     
  4. Native Aztexan

    Jan 27, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Chitcago Fire" is a trash name to itself. No garbage and waste sponsor needed. There enough garbage and waste on the team to pollute their crappiness on the field.
     
  5. BulaJacket

    BulaJacket Member

    May 9, 2003
    Denver / Cleveland / MN / Jax
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone have the correct link?

    edit:
    Nevermind, found it on their front page...
    http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsindex/29-ds3.htm

    btw, that is a nice little sum, and one can complain about PHP all they want, but I agree that a rather small local business sucks for a corporate sponsor, unless they do get bought out my a major bank and renamed using that bank.
    MLS is trying for "National" and "Major League", right?
    People know Pizza Hut at least across most of the nation.
     
  6. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Awesome. I'd rep you if I could.

    Almost as good as my "OC" slam. :D
     
  7. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    Taken care of.....my pleasure.
     
  8. GoldFinger

    GoldFinger New Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    Bridgeview Bank is a small family owned bank, so I would see very little possibility of them being bought by a national bank.
     
  9. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    May I introduce you to the thousands of families that are now vacationing in the Carribean who sold their small local banks to the big boys for major $$$.
     
  10. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Repped.

    And sigged.
     
  11. ZenCarver

    ZenCarver New Member

    May 26, 2003
    Richardson, TX
    Bank of America and Chase have entire divisions that do nothing but scout, procure, and assimilate these small, family-owned banks. ;)
     
  12. GoldFinger

    GoldFinger New Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    I'll take your word for it, but I can't think of one that has been acquired.
     
  13. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Could it be because they're small and family-owned and you've never heard of them?
     
  14. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    There was a whole bunch in Florida when I was in college. I had to change banks three times to stay ahead of it.
     
  15. GoldFinger

    GoldFinger New Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    Last I checked both banks are public companies and have to report such transactions.

    TG, I think you are remembering the merger between BofA and Nations Bank. Which was actually the purchase of BofA by Nations and that's why they are hdq in Charlotte and not California.
     
  16. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps.

    But my guess is may be waiting until the MetroStars get their stadium.

    Waste Management is a natural for New Jersey. :)
     
  17. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    No...I'm older then that. That merger happened in the late 90's. I'm talking about small regional banks. Consolidation in the banking industry has been gonig on for 20 years and won't be stopping anytime soon.
     
  18. Jonno

    Jonno New Member

    Oct 28, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Rep for you sir. GF you should listen to NPR more. I remember them doing a whole segment on this last year.
     
  19. BulaJacket

    BulaJacket Member

    May 9, 2003
    Denver / Cleveland / MN / Jax
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :D lol
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to ElJefe again.
     

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