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#1 Posted on 16.2.05 1115.44
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Color me less than surprised:
    Originally posted by The Fleet Center Website, 2/16/05
    - Delaware North Companies, owner and operator of Boston's FleetCenter, announced today that they have reached agreement with Golden Palace Casino on a single-day naming rights deal to re-name the world-class sports and entertainment arena the 'GoldenPalace.comCenter.' All net proceeds from Golden Palace Casino's winning bid of $35,099 via online auction site eBay will benefit Boston area charities. The deal will both go into effect and expire on Wednesday, February 16, 2005.
Can't find any of the other winning bidders for the auctions that have closed, but they have also added March 1st to the list of days available, so they must be extending it a bit longer.
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#2 Posted on 16.2.05 1120.15
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Fark won 2/28 (Denver Post), but the "Fark.com Duke Sucks Center" has already been rejected.
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#3 Posted on 16.2.05 1605.45
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Oh man. That would have been GREAT.

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#4 Posted on 16.2.05 2101.12
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Wow. Seems like a waste to advertise a sitcom that went off the air over ten years ago. Especially with no DVD street date announced.
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#5 Posted on 17.2.05 0753.31
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If I was the Golden Palace, I would ask for my money back ... I watched the Celtics game on TV last night (boo-yah Ricky Davis!) and NOT ONCE was the "new" name of the arena mentioned.

Now, I don't know if that was due to the web site's "checkered past", or if the announcers had decided beforehand to just keep calling it the FleetCenter regardless of who won the auction, but I'm sure a big part of that 33 thousand bucks was the free TV publicity ... of which there was none.

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#6 Posted on 17.2.05 0756.59
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    Originally posted by Alessandro
    Now, I don't know if that was due to the web site's "checkered past", or if the announcers had decided beforehand to just keep calling it the FleetCenter regardless of who won the auction, but I'm sure a big part of that 33 thousand bucks was the free TV publicity ... of which there was none.


Mention of the name on television was not the part of the terms of sale The arena would have no way to require any TV announcer to use the name, especially if the announcers(specifically the home team announcers) are contracted to a team that does not own the building.
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#7 Posted on 19.2.05 0031.24
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So, what's the point? Seems like a great waste of $33,000 to me. Especially since they could have used it for, I don't know, the down payment on a house or something.
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#8 Posted on 20.2.05 0739.23
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    So, what's the point? Seems like a great waste of $33,000 to me. Especially since they could have used it for, I don't know, the down payment on a house or something.


And let's not forget the THOUSANDS they paid for the "Jesus In A Grilled Cheese Sandwich" and the ad space on Shaune Bagwell's chest...as well as the countless numbskulls who run on camera at sporting events with the website scrawled all over themselves (remember the Olympic "diver"?).
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#9 Posted on 25.2.05 1308.15
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Oh those tricky attorneys

Well, if Golden Palace can get the name for a day, why not this guy?

- StingArmy
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#10 Posted on 25.2.05 1540.09
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Eh, I'm partial to Fark.com's actual choice. Even if Duke DOES suck.

(Their choice, as you may know, is the Boston Garden.)
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#11 Posted on 25.2.05 1910.41
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    Originally posted by StingArmy
    Oh those tricky attorneys

    Well, if Golden Palace can get the name for a day, why not this guy?

    - StingArmy


The FleetCenter's responce? Derek Jeter Center is obscene and vulgar.
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#12 Posted on 28.2.05 1203.05
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And for all those hoping for Boston Garden, after Fark.com's "Fark.com Duke sucks center" was rejecte they decided to go with Boston Garden
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