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#1 Posted on 2.8.05 1200.28
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http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1122975331230411.xml&coll=2

The "Q" stands for "Quicken" as "Quicken up comes my breakfast for this tremendously catchy and hip name"
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#2 Posted on 2.8.05 1205.52
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    Originally posted by the article
    When Gilbert bought the team in January, he said: "We're not going to [rename] the arena something ridiculous. It's going to be classy and make sense."


The "Q". Ooooookay. Sounds classy to me.

I don't think I'm going to get in the Q anytime soon. (Oh, I kill me!)
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#3 Posted on 2.8.05 1211.25
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    The logo is expected to emphasize the letter Q, so the nickname "The Q" can catch on - like "The Jake" for Jacobs Field.
Are you even allowed to give yourself (or your own building) a nickname??
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#4 Posted on 2.8.05 1240.02
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But what about Qualcomm stadium? Can there be two "The Q" sporting venues?
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#5 Posted on 2.8.05 1950.59
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Quentin Richardson is coming to play for Cleveland? Maybe then they can make the playoffs.
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#6 Posted on 3.8.05 0657.22
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Well we resisted corporate naming rights for our major sporting arenas longer then any city outside of New York, a fact I'm proud of.

Also, Jacob's Field will be changing names after the 2005 season. Like I'm going to call it anything differant.
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#7 Posted on 3.8.05 0930.32
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Thank the good lord for the Garden (and Yankee Stadium, Fenway, Wrigley, etc.). God knows people around here would probably riot if the idiot Dolans ever decided to change it to "Optimum Arena" or something.
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#8 Posted on 4.8.05 2102.36
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Since the Cav's arena is now known as "The Q" will the fans who attend games there now be called "The Continueum"(sp?)?
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#9 Posted on 4.8.05 2108.55
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    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    Since the Cav's arena is now known as "The Q" will the fans who attend games there now be called "The Continueum"(sp?)?

A little known fact: Continuum is one of only three (I will insert the caveat common, in case someone comes up with others) words in the English language to have consecutive u's in it. All three are Latin in origin.
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#10 Posted on 5.8.05 0829.09
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
      Since the Cav's arena is now known as "The Q" will the fans who attend games there now be called "The Continueum"(sp?)?

    A little known fact: Continuum is one of only three (I will insert the caveat common, in case someone comes up with others) words in the English language to have consecutive u's in it. All three are Latin in origin.



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You forgot that.

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#11 Posted on 5.8.05 0956.09
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    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
    Thank the good lord for the Garden (and Yankee Stadium, Fenway, Wrigley, etc.). God knows people around here would probably riot if the idiot Dolans ever decided to change it to "Optimum Arena" or something.

Pssst...take a peek at who makes Juicy Fruit sometime. ;)
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#12 Posted on 7.8.05 1910.09
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    Originally posted by spf
    Pssst... take a peek at who makes Juicy Fruit sometime. ;)

Perhaps, but it wasn't named that way because the Cubs sold the rights for $250,000 a year or something. And it still isn't that way now. (Chicagoans, feel free to correct me if I'm talking out of my ass on this one.)
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#13 Posted on 7.8.05 2035.09
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    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
      Originally posted by spf
      Pssst... take a peek at who makes Juicy Fruit sometime. ;)

    Perhaps, but it wasn't named that way because the Cubs sold the rights for $250,000 a year or something. And it still isn't that way now. (Chicagoans, feel free to correct me if I'm talking out of my ass on this one.)

From doing a search on the internet, I have learned the following:

The field was originally called Weeghman Field. It was named for the owner of the Federal League's Chicago Whales. After the Federal League folded in 1916, Weeghman bought the Cubs and moved them to Weeghman Field. In 1920, Weeghman sold the Cubs to William Wrigley Jr. From 1920 to 1926 it was called Cubs Park. Then in 1926, they changed the name to Wrigley Field. The Wrigley family remained the owners until 1981, when the Tribune company bought the Cubs.

So yeah, no money was paid, because they were owned by the same company. The only modern-day example I can think of that fits would be if Paul Allen were to name one of his team's stadiums "Microsoft Field/Center/Arena" or something.
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#14 Posted on 10.8.05 1533.38
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Detroit was good on no corporate names until Comerica Park was built.

Ford Field doesn't really count, because, yes, it's the Ford Motor Company, but the family does own the Lions.

I bet the Pistons could make some serious coin if they ever decided to rename The Palace of Auburn Hills.

But corporate naming is a big source of revenue for many teams, so I'm not going to knock it.
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#15 Posted on 10.8.05 1914.27
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    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
      Originally posted by spf
      Pssst... take a peek at who makes Juicy Fruit sometime. ;)

    Perhaps, but it wasn't named that way because the Cubs sold the rights for $250,000 a year or something. And it still isn't that way now. (Chicagoans, feel free to correct me if I'm talking out of my ass on this one.)


You're correct, but it's still a corporate name, simply a hearkening back to the days of corporate tycoons who demanded everything be named after themselves. Good to see Ted Turner keeping the dream of Phil Wrigley and Augie Busch alive down in Atlanta :)
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#16 Posted on 11.8.05 0655.04
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    So yeah, no money was paid, because they were owned by the same company. The only modern-day example I can think of that fits would be if Paul Allen were to name one of his team's stadiums "Microsoft Field/Center/Arena" or something.

Well, Gilbert does own both the Cavs and Quicken Loans.
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#17 Posted on 11.8.05 1537.32
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For a sec, I thought we were talking about the immortal character that John De Lancie portrayed on Star Trek.

I think "The Q" has a good sound to it, so marketing it shouldn't be a problem..like, lets say....ROGERS CENTRE?
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