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Offline WSBroncos

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Funny Article
« on: April 27, 2011, 01:04:20 PM »
I just read a pretty funny article on Yahoo! (obviously it was all about dissing the raiders).
My favorite lines are bolded of course.


Other than the brief reign of Land Shark Stadium, the NFL has largely avoided the rash of absurdly named arenas that have plagued other sports like baseball and college basketball (I'm looking at you, KFC Yum! Center.) A new deal to rename the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is set to change that.

The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Authority announced a deal to rename the home stadium of the Raiders and A's as Overstock.com Coliseum. The agreement with the Internet retailer will run for six years at a cost of $7.2 million.

Overstock.com Coliseum. Overstocked tickets. Yeah, I can see the connection.

Don't get used to the name quite yet, though. Overstock is currently in the process of rebranding itself as O.co and has the right to change the name of the stadium to O.co Coliseum at any time, which will inevitably lead to fledgling "SportsCenter" anchors saying stuff like "Darren McFadden is making his O face."

The whole naming deal may be a gross miscalculation by Overstock.com, as it presupposes that Raiders fans know how to use the Internet and/or have a credit card. (Kidding. The biggest obstacle will be getting past the prison's web filters.)

Overstock boasts that it offers "a wide variety of high-quality, brand-name merchandise at discount prices." That's a good fit with the Raiders, who offer a wide variety of low-quality play at high-end prices.


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-Oakland-Raiders-get-a-new-ridiculous-stadiu?urn=nfl-wp1313




The best part is that the article is written by none other than Chris Chase (for those of you unfamiliar, read some comments on any of his articles).  I don't think I have ever read something so hateful from a "professional" article (nor have i ever read something more true :P).  Haha.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 01:07:23 PM by WSBroncos »


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O: 99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99
D: 99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99
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Re: Funny Article
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 01:30:38 PM »
 >:(

Oh well.  Raiders are still going to stomp on the AFC west again, but hopefully win the division as well.  ::)
Who cares what the stadium is called.  

Raiders vs. Broncos, Monday Sept. 12th 7:15pm. Can't wait!  

You guys don't have Shanahan anymore, so get used to seeing this.  

 :-*
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 01:35:09 PM by Szabada »

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Re: Funny Article
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 01:46:26 PM »
>:(

Oh well.  Raiders are still going to stomp on the AFC west again, but hopefully win the division as well.  ::)
Who cares what the stadium is called. 

Raiders vs. Broncos, Monday Sept. 12th 7:15pm. Can't wait! 

You guys don't have Shanahan anymore, so get used to seeing this. 

 :-*


hopefully we can hold him to only 100 yards a game with this guy:


... but still probably not :( haha
Denver Broncos' Lineup:
O: 99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99
D: 99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99,99
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Re: Funny Article
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 01:59:22 PM »
The stadium names are getting out of control.  It better not become "overstock" stadium.  Thats just horrible. 

That would just make Al Davis go even more psycho on his ploy to get his own stadium.  He might move the team to London...

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Re: Funny Article
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 09:31:24 AM »
Meh yeah, these things are fucking retarded, don't worry mile high will likely become "Summers Eve" stadium in the near future ;)