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#21 sleepwalker

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:05 PM

Of all the companies, it had to be Amway? Seriously? ******* Amway? :blink:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:06 PM

I'll draw the line when they start thanking sponsors during interviews like in NASCAR.

Agree. Though I think there is a possibility of a slippery slope, I think we're a long way from anything that is going to really bother me.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:28 PM

When the red lights goes off, it can illuminate the name of a different sponsor!
"That was a beautiful "Call Sam Bernstein" goal by Pavel Datsyuk!!!"

Then sell naming rights to the individual components of the game, like,
"This is a Belle Tire Power Play"

Hey, WHATTHE....????? :scared:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:33 PM

At the risk of sounding cliche, we live in an overly commercialized society. There is, quite simply, no reason to put ads on jerseys. Sports are the most lucrative marketing business around. Ads on the boards, ads during commercials, ads every time there is a powerplay or a penalty shot or an overtime. There is simply no need to have advertising on the jerseys other than a pure money grab. I know it's a business, but the revenue generated from those jersey ads will not prevent a team from folding, will not make it possible to sign new players or improve the team in any way. It's just crass, greedy exploitation and it's distasteful.

EDIT: I wonder when we'll start selling adspace on newborn babies? Everyone is drawn to a baby, what better way to draw new clients?


Businesses must grow to continue to succeed. A company that doesn't grow neglects the growth/development of it's employees.

Perhaps this is a little less important for a privately owned operation such as the wings. However, they are competing against publicly owned companies that have stockholders expecting not only growth, but profit growth without expansion. If the Red Wings ignore options being used by their competition, they lose potential profits that can benefit of the team.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:41 PM

Businesses must grow to continue to succeed. A company that doesn't grow neglects the growth/development of it's employees.

Perhaps this is a little less important for a privately owned operation such as the wings. However, they are competing against publicly owned companies that have stockholders expecting not only growth, but profit growth without expansion. If the Red Wings ignore options being used by their competition, they lose potential profits that can benefit of the team.


Then why haven't the Wings put a brand name on the Joe? Its an option that has been used by virtually every other team, why aren't the stockholders up in arms about the Wings lagging behind?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:43 PM

People are so fed up with commercials and constant advertising that they have to find new ways to hammer their message into our collective brains.
That being said, seeing a Red Wing jersey with a Scamway patch is not going to make me reconsider my feelings about that company.

I don't like it, it pisses me off, and it needs to stop.
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:01 PM

Of all the companies, it had to be Amway? Seriously? ******* Amway? :blink:

Well, I suppose it could be worse... It could have been Dianetics! :scared:
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:45 PM

SO what's the problem here? Ads on practice jerseys is nothing new. More revenue = good. Get it?
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:59 PM

Then why haven't the Wings put a brand name on the Joe? Its an option that has been used by virtually every other team, why aren't the stockholders up in arms about the Wings lagging behind?


There's a number of reasons for that...

The wing's don't own Joe Lewis, Detroit does.
It's named after Joe Lewis.
You own a fortune 500 company, do you want your company's name on a 31 yr old building w/ a shaky future?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:10 PM

There's a number of reasons for that...

The wing's don't own Joe Lewis, Detroit does.
It's named after Joe Lewis.
You own a fortune 500 company, do you want your company's name on a 31 yr old building w/ a shaky future?


Who in the f*** is Joe Lewis?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:10 PM

I don't really care about practice jerseys.

If I see a McDonalds logo on a jersey during an actual game though I will be pretty pissed off.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:10 PM

Who is Joe Lewis?

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:18 PM

im truly disappointed in my red wings this week first they announce there giving a f***in foreign car away(IN THEf****** MOTOR CITY) on april 3rd, and now they go and do this s***.

and if i hear "sam burstein" one moref****** time while watching the red wings im gunna kill someone. and is putting that ad on a practice jersey really gunna make someone want to go buy one of amways s***ty products? quite opposite imo i will no longer be buying anything amway.
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:20 PM

Let's not forget the other new invention this year (maybe it was last year), the ads on the glass for TV viewers. It's coming to the game jersey, just wait and see....they are breaking it in slowly...maybe not the Red Wings at first, some other lame team will do it first, but it will happen.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:00 AM

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:15 AM

im truly disappointed in my red wings this week first they announce there giving a f***in foreign car away(IN THEf****** MOTOR CITY) on april 3rd, and now they go and do this s***.

and if i hear "sam burstein" one moref****** time while watching the red wings im gunna kill someone. and is putting that ad on a practice jersey really gunna make someone want to go buy one of amways s***ty products? quite opposite imo i will no longer be buying anything amway.


A car being given away in "the motor city." I see nothing wrong with that. Stop being xenophobic.

I don't even notice the ad's on the glass. I couldn't even tell you one ad that was even put on the there. If they put that small of an ad on the jersey I won't even notice that also

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:43 AM

At the risk of sounding cliche, we live in an overly commercialized society. There is, quite simply, no reason to put ads on jerseys. Sports are the most lucrative marketing business around. Ads on the boards, ads during commercials, ads every time there is a powerplay or a penalty shot or an overtime. There is simply no need to have advertising on the jerseys other than a pure money grab. I know it's a business, but the revenue generated from those jersey ads will not prevent a team from folding, will not make it possible to sign new players or improve the team in any way. It's just crass, greedy exploitation and it's distasteful.

EDIT: I wonder when we'll start selling adspace on newborn babies? Everyone is drawn to a baby, what better way to draw new clients?


*Jots down this idea*

A car being given away in "the motor city." I see nothing wrong with that. Stop being xenophobic.

I don't even notice the ad's on the glass. I couldn't even tell you one ad that was even put on the there. If they put that small of an ad on the jersey I won't even notice that also


You think you won't, until it's 9pm one night 2nd Intermission and you can't understand why you suddenly crave Little Ceasar's for no damn reason.

Advertisements are designed to work through subliminal repetition. If you don't "Notice" them, it's often an indication that they're doing their job.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:40 AM

Someone offers you $500 to wear a shirt that says "Bob's Hockey Hut" while you take your afternoon walk a few times a week, wouldn't YOU take it? Why not? Amway is probably paying enough to offset the cost of the practice jerseys. That's just good business.

Practice jerseys are one thing, game day jerseys are another. I don't care if they put the big STOP signs on the back either.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:04 PM

Someone offers you $500 to wear a shirt that says "Bob's Hockey Hut" while you take your afternoon walk a few times a week, wouldn't YOU take it? Why not? Amway is probably paying enough to offset the cost of the practice jerseys. That's just good business.

Practice jerseys are one thing, game day jerseys are another. I don't care if they put the big STOP signs on the back either.


Bad analogy. I think people are more peaved by the company, not the ad patch itself.

Is it really worth alienating thousands of fans by putting the name of a pyramid scheme scam "company" that has screwed over thousands and thousands of hard working and well meaning folks over the decades, just to save a couple hundred on practice jerseys?





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