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Old 06-02-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Advertising on player uniforms?

Mavs billionare owner Mark Cuban, who I admire very much, is endorsing this:

Iím all for allowing advertising on NBA jerseys. Itís not my decision, but if it were, they would be on Mavs uniforms already.

Why? Because the NBA is better positioned than any professional league to benefit from the uniform ads.


http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000067045196

I am not on the bandwagon like him, however. I think it would cheapen the league and ads are already everywhere from the scoreboard to the press tables by the court. Sure, NASCAR has ads all over the drivers, but they're mostly concealed by the cars. It would be odd and unnecessary for the NBA to do this when the NFL, MLB, NCAA, and NHL don't. There is more to this than dollars and sense, which Mark fails to understand.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:33 PM   #2
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Ugggh. Gawd, I HOPE they don't stoop to advertising on uniforms.... although I could see maybe an athletic company logo like an Adidas or a Nike logo but that's IT! Anything more would totally cheapen the game, IMO.
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Um, there are parts of international basketball that are worthy of emulating, but this ain't one of them. I say avoid it unless it pays in the billions
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No big deal.. I still remember when it started in the UK on soccer uniforms.... now its just part of the shirt design.
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true that soccer has ads on them- but i just dont like the idea here in the US, im just too used to seeing them as they have always been. Arena Football and NFL Europe uni's looks really bad w/ logos on them. i wouldn't mind Nike, Reebok, or adidas logos on jerseys as was mentioned before if they were small like Nike's Swingman line of replica jerseys. i can understand why Mark Cuban and any other owner would be for that idea- they need to pay these players somehow and selling out the jersey could make a lot of dough.
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It's weird seeing a soccer shirt without sponsorship on it these days, but seeing American sports teams with logo's on the shirts would take some time to get use to, because there is so much more space used on a baseball or basketball shirt for the team logo. I remember how ugly the Richo logo on the Yankee batting helmets looked last year in Japan. As long as they don't put more than one logo as they do in NFL Europe or the French soccer leagues, then it might be ok. Of course it was only a few years ago that they introduced logos on the outfield walls in MLB, now almost every team has some kind of sponsorship sign.
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I agree with the sentiment that it would take some time getting used to and that this is a standard practice in Europe as well as the rest of the world, but I ultimately don't have a problem with this. It's a business. It IS about dollars and cents. Anyone who believes otherwise is kidding themselves. I don't anticipate a huge fan backlash if the NBA were to proceed in this direction. Merchandise will still sell, tickets will still be bought. The commercialism of the NBA has been underway for decades now.
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Of course it was only a few years ago that they introduced logos on the outfield walls in MLB, now almost every team has some kind of sponsorship sign.
A few years ago? How about since the 30s.
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I remember reading about when radio was first getting commercials, and so many people were against it for the same reason I'm against this..

But maybe it's just something you get used to, because as 99 pointed out: it is a business and all that empty real estate is basically millions of dollars worth of wasted space.
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A few years ago? How about since the 30s.
My mistake, I thought big advertising on the outfield walls was fairly new.
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Yeah, its been around quite some time. Have to pay the rent somehow.

Also, no one seems to have a problem with any stadiums or arenas in the US having corporate names. America West Arena, Gillete Stadium, PacBell Park, Delta Center, United Center, etc, etc.

I also don't see a lot of people protesting the commercial use of facilities within arenas and stadiums for restaurants (McDonalds, etc) or clothing apparell stores. Hell, I know Bank One Ballpark has that full service restaurant overlooking left field. Really, uniforms are just the next step in the evolution.
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They actually have two full services restaurants over looking the ballpark. Fridays and the Arizona Baseball Club in right field. Never been to ABC, but I believe it's a little more upmarket food wise.
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