Matthew Preston | February 1, 2003
If hearing all last month product college bowl names wasn't bad enough, Major League Baseball has just caused even more fans to stop going to the games.
 
As college football teams battled it out in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl, the Nokia Sugar Bowl, the FedEx Orange Bowl and believe it or not, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl... I sat at home in disbelief how corporate sponsored an amateur sport has become. Big business has gone to all new heights to exploit the stupid way americans fawn over sporting events.
 
I could live with it of course, as I don't care for college sports. And I'll be the first to admit that I am one of the many americans that fawns over sporting events, but I really dislike the growing number of corporate sponsors.
 
To get to the point, It was announced the other day that Comiskey Park (home of the Chicago White Sox) will be changing its name to U.S. Cellular Field... an article on this can be found here. As if MLB didn't have enough trouble keeping fans in the seats, this certainly is not going to help. Although I haven't been to Comiskey for a few years now, I had made it a point in the past to get there every once in a while. From now on, I just can't bring myself to visit U.S. Cellular Field... it's not even easy to say! Ah well, at least there's "Wrigley" Field. ;-)

Scott Hardie | February 1, 2003
Fuck 'em, just keep calling it Comiskey Park. What do fans do when the bad guys hit a home run? They throw the ball back. We need to throw this name back.

(Incidentally, for the same $68 million, I'd be happy to rename it the U.S. Cellular Celebrity Goo Game.)

Jackie Mason | February 3, 2003
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Scott Hardie | July 16, 2009
Who wants to go to the top of the Willis Tower? (link)

Also: When discussing this event, how many reporters and bloggers can't resist asking "whatchu talkin' bout, Willis?"

Jackie Mason | July 16, 2009
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Amy Austin | July 16, 2009
I'm not even from Chicago, and I sure as hell won't be calling it that!

Jackie Mason | July 17, 2009
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