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Speaking of which, wonder what will happen to Steve Yzerman Drive? Makes no sense to keep it named that with no Arena to be found near it. Will they re-designate a road near the new Arena in his honor? Having a road named Steve Yzerman Drive just in the middle of nowhere after JLA is gone is just silly.

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Prolly not because those names aren't nearly as tacky. Ford is a great car company, quite possibly as quintessentially American as the sport of football itself. Comerica isn't as good, but it has america in the name so its ok.

Little Caesars is gross. Can anyone on here actually remember the last time they at pizza from there? Lets remember also, this isn't just a name, you're promoting a product. And that product is as healthy as mcdonalds and coke. Not something I want my hockey team associated with. Unhealthy food like that is part of the down fall of this country.

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Prolly not because those names aren't nearly as tacky. Ford is a great car company, quite possibly as quintessentially American as the sport of football itself. Comerica isn't as good, but it has america in the name so its ok.

Little Caesars is gross. Can anyone on here actually remember the last time they at pizza from there? Lets remember also, this isn't just a name, you're promoting a product. And that product is as healthy as mcdonalds and coke. Not something I want my hockey team associated with. Unhealthy food like that is part of the down fall of this country.

Yet Mr. I, one of the best teams sports owner, has decided to name it after a business he started and he, along with Ford, is from Detroit trying to make this city great again. And, the pizza, to me, is pretty damn good.

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Majority of the people in Michigan think Little Caesar pizza is terrible. They also think for $5 dollars sometimes it's worth it. When I need some cheap pizza on the go I stop by Little Caesars. When I need quality pizza I can name 25 other places in Michigan. And that doesn't even include Jets, Pizza Hut, Dominoes.

Part of the reason people are "upset" with the name is just that ^. Little Caesar's is terrible Pizza. It's low quality and crap grade. If they named it the Pizza Hut Arena it would probably be better received.

Just listing some reasons why people have issue with the name. Illitch named it after his pizza business, which I get. But most people also think his pizza tastes bad and shouldn't be named for an original 6 legendary team arena.

The Red Wings are LEGEND-

wait for it.

DARY.

Joe Louis (with his 66 wins and 52 by Knockout) was LEGEND

wait for it.

DARY.

Little Caesar's is not legendary.

Wings fans are spoiled. They want cool stuff.

- Think about it this way. For years people in Michigan have made fun of Little Caesar's pizza. Just so happens that Pizza place is about to be named after their sports team arena. PAYBACK!

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Majority of the people in Michigan think Little Caesar pizza is terrible. They also think for $5 dollars sometimes it's worth it. When I need some cheap pizza on the go I stop by Little Caesars. When I need quality pizza I can name 25 other places in Michigan. And that doesn't even include Jets, Pizza Hut, Dominoes.

Part of the reason people are "upset" with the name is just that ^. Little Caesar's is terrible Pizza. It's low quality and crap grade. If they named it the Pizza Hut Arena it would probably be better received.

Just listing some reasons why people have issue with the name. Illitch named it after his pizza business, which I get. But most people also think his pizza tastes bad and shouldn't be named for an original 6 legendary team arena.

The Red Wings are LEGEND-

wait for it.

DARY.

Joe Louis (with his 66 wins and 52 by Knockout) was LEGEND

wait for it.

DARY.

Little Caesar's is not legendary.

Wings fans are spoiled. They want cool stuff.

- Think about it this way. For years people in Michigan have made fun of Little Caesar's pizza. Just so happens that Pizza place is about to be named after their sports team arena. PAYBACK!

Bottom line Wings fans are spoiled and think they are entitled. Sorry but they aren't and that petition is a joke will not change a thing. I'd be more concerned with the product on the ice rather than where that product is being played or the name of the arena it's played in.

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Prolly not because those names aren't nearly as tacky. Ford is a great car company, quite possibly as quintessentially American as the sport of football itself. Comerica isn't as good, but it has america in the name so its ok.

Little Caesars is gross. Can anyone on here actually remember the last time they at pizza from there? Lets remember also, this isn't just a name, you're promoting a product. And that product is as healthy as mcdonalds and coke. Not something I want my hockey team associated with. Unhealthy food like that is part of the down fall of this country.

Have you been to a Wings game lately? Little Ceasers is all over the place. From people coming through the stands during commercials and throwing pizza into the stands, from signs, marketing etc. Being associated with LC is nothing new.

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Actually my only time to a game at the Joe was 2009 against the Caps and Jason Williams had the gwg and Ovi broke his stick on the goal at the end of the game. I have been to wings games all over the place though. Unfortunately my job doesn't take me to michigan too often. Ive been to the Honda Center, Pepsi Center, Pred stadium (don't know the name) Thrashers when they were in atlanta, Amalie Arena and Hurricanes stadium. I cant really recall the LC stuff since I was just in awe of being at THE JOE watching the Wings.

Wait till people are like "I was so happy to be at the Caes watching the Wings." That will easily morph into the Sleeze instead of the Caes.

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Actually my only time to a game at the Joe was 2009 against the Caps and Jason Williams had the gwg and Ovi broke his stick on the goal at the end of the game. I have been to wings games all over the place though. Unfortunately my job doesn't take me to michigan too often. Ive been to the Honda Center, Pepsi Center, Pred stadium (don't know the name) Thrashers when they were in atlanta, Amalie Arena and Hurricanes stadium. I cant really recall the LC stuff since I was just in awe of being at THE JOE watching the Wings.

Wait till people are like "I was so happy to be at the Caes watching the Wings." That will easily morph into the Sleeze instead of the Caes.

Ok, that makes sense then. Ya, LC is all over the place at Joe.

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The 20-year naming rights agreement averaging more than $6.25 million per year paves the way for Little Caesars Arena branding on the roof of the arena, on the exterior, at entrances and at center ice, among other opportunities.

Source: http://www.districtdetroit.com/news/little-caesars-arena-announced-as-name-of-detroits-new-multi-use-arena-centerpiece-of-1-2-billion-district-detroit-development

Correct me if I am wrong, but I haven't seen anyone mention that the Hockeytown center ice logo is to be scrapped. We get a Little Caesars logo there too it seems. I guess we aren't Hockeytown anymore either. We are Hot-N-Ready-Town.

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Ok just a question but was there this much bitching by Lions and Tigers fans when their stadiums were called Comerica Park and Ford Field?

I remember a similar outcry with Comerica Park about commercialization when they left Tiger's Stadium for the company named building

Prolly not because those names aren't nearly as tacky. Ford is a great car company, quite possibly as quintessentially American as the sport of football itself. Comerica isn't as good, but it has america in the name so its ok.

Little Caesars is gross. Can anyone on here actually remember the last time they at pizza from there? Lets remember also, this isn't just a name, you're promoting a product. And that product is as healthy as mcdonalds and coke. Not something I want my hockey team associated with. Unhealthy food like that is part of the down fall of this country.

Henry Ford was an anti-semite that published the infamous book The International Jew: The World's Foremost Problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_International_Jew) and assisted the nazi war effort. He was quoted as saying " If fans wish to know the trouble with American baseball they have it in three words—too much Jew."

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/ford.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interview/henryford-antisemitism/

...As you talk about something you don't want your team associated with. Personally, just having a company that makes bad pizza isn't so bad.

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Without little Caesars pizza we don't have the best owner in sports. Get over it people, you don't own the team and have no say so just deal with it.

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Except for that little fact where we (taxpayers) paid for half the arena. So, we should be entitled.

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the overreaction to this is quite hilarious

can't imagine what the reaction would be if an actual fraud company like amway got the naming rights. heck, there should be more hatred towards airline companies and banks. these companies have been ripping people off for years

little ceaser's has been associated with hockey in michigan for decades all the way back to the 70's with the start of the little ceaser's amateur league. Little Cesar's has done more to promote and devleop hockey in this area than any other company

it's a shame people are using something so petty such as their dislike of the pizza as the reason why the arena shouldn't be named after little Ceaser's

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We're all overlooking the simple solution: Out-bid them. The place hasn't been finished yet, so if one of the people who are "outraged" by this offered more than the expected price, that person would have the naming rights.

Oh, no one has the money? Neither did Mike and Marian until they started Little Caesar's and earned it.

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