I've seen a lot of ridiculous things on this board, this may be a new low. If anything, all advertising should be removed from the jerseys to make them look more professional.
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Here come the "purists". :roll:
Okay, if you think "all advertising should be removed from the jerseys to make them look more professional", both of you should pool your money, buy the Argos/Lions and remove all advertising. We'll see how fast that gets done.
The "purist" sure love to talk big when it's someone else's money. :roll:
As a "purist", I would let the teams fold before I let the players become walking billboards.
How about, when they develop the technology, we allow the uniforms to have scrolling neon signs with not just a corporate logo but a corporate message?
Again, when the technology is developed, why not embed a durable, flexible video screen into the jersey which plays several corporate commercials instead of just a corporate logo?
Where do you stop?
Did you see the photo of that Finnish league hockey game? You can barely make out the players' numbers on the jersey.
Can you figure out the team logos?
Yes, you say one corporate logo.
But as dcmoses points out, we got used to advertising on the field/ice/boards - because it was forced on us. What makes you think that more advertising won't be forced on us so that the jersey is eventually covered, under the assumption that we'll get used to that?
Here's something to consider: if revenues are the be all/end all here, why don't the teams take a step backwards and remove the players' names from the jerseys? Then everyone at the stadium will have to buy a program to tell the players apart. Increased revenue! Decreased fan experience at the game in my opinion, but increased revenue!
Oh, and more room on the jersey for advertising.
Oh, and don't rename the Grey Cup? Totally agree.
But how about the BMO Toronto Argonauts, the TD Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Petro-Canada Calgary Stampeders, the Royal Bank Winnipeg Blue Bombers?
A slippery slope.
Sure, increase revenues while losing your team's identity, so that professional athletes (not CFL mind you) can earn $10-20mm PER SEASON?
There are limits for me.
If the CFL does not have enough support to operate without selling out every square inch of a jersey, then let it fold I say.
Sad if it came to that, but for me, there are limits.
There. I have not spent anyone's money.