Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wal Mart Rose Garden

It's times like these that I like being a small market. I read in the Oregonian yesterday about new moves to try and find a sponsor for the Rose Garden. Their goal is to have the Rose Garden under a major corporation for the 2013-14 season.
That Rose Garden logo won't be like that forever.

Just like the Pepsi Center, Staples Center, or American Airlines Arena. It feels so cold and lame. The "Rose Garden" name will stay but it will be like the TD Garden for Boston. It will become something like the; "Wal Mart Rose Garden", or the "Netflix Rose Garden". It's going to be so cheap sounding but will bring the all mighty dollar for the Rose City.

I hate to see sponsorship come to the Rose Garden, but if it means more money in Paul Allen's pocket, thus, more money for the Blazers, thus a better chance at winning a championship, eh, I guess I wouldn't mind having a championship banner hanging in the "Chase Rose Garden." Heaven forbid it's named that.

Selling a piece of our soul to get closer to the ultimate prize is something we'll have to face. It's business. Don't take it personally. It's just business.

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