No, NOW we're officially in the Guppy era...

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by NotAbbott, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    "The Fire will begin the second half of its MLS regular season slate this Wednesday, June 29th when it plays host to Eastern Conference rival D.C. United at Soldier Field. The game, presented by White Hen's Oreo Polar Blend and Kraft Foods, Inc. will begin at 7:30 p.m. CT."

    I know we've had promotional tie-ins for games before, obviously, but I don't know that I've ever seen a game actually sponsored in its entirety before. Is this a first? Am I remembering wrong?

    From a team revenue point of view, I'm taking this as a good thing, by the way. In the global sense, the micro-level sponsoring trend bugs the heck out of me, but it is what it is, so if it helps the team's bottom line, I'm okay with it.

    Later,
    COZ
     
  2. CUS

    CUS New Member

    Apr 20, 2000
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  3. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Prospect Hgts IL (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I recall "nights" being sponsored by various products, like "Hispanic Heritage Night" brought to you by Milo or things like that, but this is the first time I recall actual game sponsorshp.

    Hey, if it means more $$$$$, then go, Johney go.
     
  4. Detlef

    Detlef Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    What is "Oreo Polar Blend"? I don't get to White Hen much. :confused:
     
  5. bing1985

    bing1985 Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Near West ChiSuburbs
    Well get your a$$ over there my friend.
     
  6. dabes2

    dabes2 Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Chicago
    Kraft Field in Bridgeview? I've assumed LaSalle is still the leader, but Kraft is obviously working actively with the team.
     
  7. zickarena

    zickarena New Member

    Jan 7, 2001
    Farmington
    Hmmm...Just noticed that August 6th is Louisville Slugger Night at SF.
     
  8. CUS

    CUS New Member

    Apr 20, 2000
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  9. feuerfex

    feuerfex Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    :D
     
  10. DrBobC

    DrBobC Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    Burton upon Trent
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was watching a metros game earlier this year and i heard over the PA "this substitution brought to you by....."
     
  11. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New AEG rule, no subs can be made unless their sponsored.
     
  12. DrBobC

    DrBobC Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    Burton upon Trent
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    they're going to make it fun, if you want to play you have to get yourself sponsored.
     
  13. karlheinz

    karlheinz New Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Germany
    Kraft owns Nabisco which makes Oreos. There is a large Nabisco plant on 79th & either Kedzie. Kind of in Bridgeview's neighborhood. Soooo....
     
  14. Kozy

    Kozy tHE pOPULAR fRONT

    Oct 13, 2004
    check.
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What are you saying!?!? :confused: Do you mean the cookie factory might be a cover for some kind of chemical plant? :eek:
     
  15. genpabloescobar

    Feb 17, 2002
    We have had the Western Union Just Around The Corner Kick as well, and with the Bears and White Sox already having gone this route with season sponsorship, I'm not that broken up.

    Let me put it this way...like Coz says, if it helps the bottom line and it doesn't involve Howard Balson saying Yahoooooooooo, then, I'll live.
     
  16. Peter Wilt

    Peter Wilt Member

    Jun 11, 1999
    Whitefish Bay, WI
    by Subway? Quizno's?? Jimmy John's???

    peter
     
  17. writered21

    writered21 Member+

    Jul 14, 2001
    Middle of the Road
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This Fire substitution brought to you by Viagra, when you have to score late.
     
  18. Kozy

    Kozy tHE pOPULAR fRONT

    Oct 13, 2004
    check.
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This makes cents, and, there's a new Jimmy John's about to open in countryside, coincedence, not likely. The best subs yet.
     
  19. RogerinIL

    RogerinIL New Member

    Feb 24, 1999
    Heck, go all the way and get corporate sponsors for roster spots. It could be like the endowed professorships at universities or endowed chairs in the CSO. (e.g. the Arthur J. Dunker Distinguished Professor of ...)

    "This substitution is brought to you by the NahNah Company. Now entering the game is the XXX Corporation Fire Player ..."
     
  20. Ron Keller

    Ron Keller New Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Shampoo-Banana
    I knew him back when he only had a couple of shops. That guy is a complete sack of crap. He dodged a date rape charge here in C-U back in the early 90s. I wouldn't buy a sub from him if you paid me. There are plenty of other places you can get a sub.
     
  21. bing1985

    bing1985 Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Near West ChiSuburbs
    *** <golf clap from the gallery> ***
     
  22. HerthaBerwyn

    HerthaBerwyn Member+

    May 24, 2003
    Chicago
    Each player should have a different personal sponsor.

    Justin Mapp, brought to you by Rand McNally

    Jesse Marsch, brought to you by the Volo Bog Preservation Society

    Chris Rolfe, brought to you by Jaegermeister

    Reiter and Cabellaro, brought to you by the Temple Stables Lippizaner Show

    C.J., brought to you by Browns Chicken and Pasta

    Andy Herron, brought to you by the Audobon Society

    Will John, brought to you by the Mayors anti-prostitution thrust. (I said thrust and prostitution in the same sentence)

    Jim Curtin, brought to you by the Iriquois Theatre Historical Society

    Bring 'em on
     
  23. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    You know what I'm going to say, right?

    Gonzalo Segares, brought to you by Microsoft XBox. :)

    Later,
    COZ
     
  24. Wolves1935

    Wolves1935 New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Prospect Heights

    Correction:

    Justin Mapp brought to you by Red Bull, maybe he can find the energy to finish games!
     
  25. HerthaBerwyn

    HerthaBerwyn Member+

    May 24, 2003
    Chicago
    Matt Pickensave
     

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