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Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« on: August 02, 2005, 10:49:47 AM »
Hmmm, I am not a fan of this new name.  It will be called the "The Q." 

Cavs' home to become 'The Q,' as in Quicken
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 12:39:26 PM »
The Q for short

sort of like FA-Q is short for.....
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 01:08:51 PM »
Gilbert Arena or just plain "quicken arena" would have been better. 

Now my question is .... when is quicken going to relocate to Cleveland??? 

Come on mr. gilbert...throw one this way!!!!   Things are on the "uptick" here....be a good corporate citizen    :wave:

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 01:43:44 PM »
Don't you learn in fourth grade that you can't give yourself a nickname

Remember when they were trying to give the left field wall at the Jake a nickname, "Mini green monster", "Jacob's Ladder" etc......it wound up being....the left field wall
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 01:49:04 PM »


Now my question is .... when is quicken going to relocate to Cleveland??? 

Come on mr. gilbert...throw one this way!!!!   Things are on the "uptick" here....be a good corporate citizen    :wave:

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005, 07:36:51 PM »
Exactly right, punch.  And of course, you all know what happens when you try to give yourself a nickname.  So, what should the real nickname be?

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2005, 08:33:10 PM »
WTF?
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 11:51:19 AM »
see i wondered when this day would come, i bet 30 years from now we;re still gonna call it "the gund" and hell "the jake" as well

also is there any news on Quicken locating here?  i remember reading about some kind of hightech call center coming to town...

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2005, 12:16:37 PM »
i used to respect cleveland for not having any corporate (well, corporate sounding) names on their stadia

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005, 02:06:06 PM »
^Right

Sucks that an out of towner comes in, buys a team, and then takes down a respected area family name, replaces it with a corporate name.
Even worse, tries to brand it with a nickname even before the name is officially changed.


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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2005, 04:10:47 PM »
I say if you buy the team and pay the fee you can name it anything you want.  That's the way it works!!  I still reserve the right to hate it.  Now if they do open a center in town with 300-500 new employees then we'll all be happy.

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2005, 04:55:34 PM »
If the company was based in the city, part of the community, it is one thing.  Kind of like Heinz field in Pittsburg.  But Quicken loans, even if they open an office, has not much of anything to do with Cleveland.

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2005, 05:58:58 PM »
If the company was based in the city, part of the community, it is one thing.  Kind of like Heinz field in Pittsburg.  But Quicken loans, even if they open an office, has not much of anything to do with Cleveland.


If QL opens and office (or relocates) and employs people from metro Cleveland, how can you say it has "nothing" to do with Cleveland??  Or are you saying because its not a "home grown" brand, it doesn't rate as much credit or have a connection with Clevelanders?

As far as the name is concerened, the Gunds sold.  If it was my team and arena I'd slap my moniker all over that puppy in a tasteful way and come up with marketing tie-ins that could evolve with the the brand in and on the building.
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2005, 06:01:33 PM »
I like the look of the Gund Arena sign.  I want to see how they are going to manage to make a Quicken Loans sign look classy.

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2005, 07:11:36 PM »
FYI, gund bought the naming rights in 1994 for 14 million over 20 years

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2005, 01:51:47 AM »
You've got to be shitting me.  I thought this was an April Fools Joke of some sort.  What is next?  "Cash N' Checks Stadium?"

Jesus.  I thought Minute Maid Field was bad...
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2005, 01:53:06 AM »
just wait, the dayton dragons will soon be playing in the Crystal Gasoline Palace

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2005, 01:56:25 AM »
Either that or "Little Debbie's Field."
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2005, 07:31:57 AM »
FYI, gund bought the naming rights in 1994 for 14 million over 20 years

This from the PD Article Wimwar posted.

"Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cavaliers, also owns Michigan-based Quicken Loans. Naming rights were part of his $375 million deal with former team owner Gordon Gund."
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2005, 11:14:35 AM »
^yeah, i read that, i was just posting the old deal, which wasn't in the article

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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2005, 07:04:14 PM »
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2005, 08:53:59 PM »
How about Tampax Tampons Arena?

I think it would be appropo.

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2005, 08:07:39 AM »
Looks like the design review board is doing its job.


Arena's new logo quickly gets quashed
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2005, 08:37:34 AM »
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2005, 09:16:19 AM »
"Representatives for the Cavaliers argued that incorporating a company logo on a building is different from designing a store sign."

No sh!t, Sherlock - do they have f#cking clue who the members of the Design Review Board are? Most are practicing designers/architects who have been in the business for years. It doesn't help matters that Quicken still uses a "swoosh" in their logo - how '97 can you get?  :roll:

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2005, 10:00:32 AM »
I would love to see what they proposed.  A unanimous no vote has to be just god-awful.
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2005, 10:12:40 AM »
Punch,

You're out of state, right?  The design is in the print edition.  It is yellow and red with some black.  Its bad.  I wonder how other cities have reacted to name changes.  Candlestick Park to Tricomm (is that the name?).  That was a horrible change. 

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2005, 10:17:47 AM »
Cavaliers President Len Komoroski said through a spokesman that the team tested the design - which incorporates Quicken's block red and white logo - with the public and many liked it.

Who did they ask?  :drunk: :evil: :whip:

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2005, 10:58:37 AM »
http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/wide/index.ssf?/sports/wide/qlogo.html


here is the logo.  its too large to post and i don't have the time to change it.

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2005, 11:25:40 AM »
Thanks I live up in the whore city now...Ann Arbor
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2005, 11:26:55 AM »
Just saw it, it is god-awful...I repeat you can not give yourself a nickname!

(unless it is a screen name on a urban issues forum)
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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2005, 11:38:06 AM »
Whoever designed this deserves a beatdown - what a piece of garbage!


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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2005, 12:07:53 PM »
speaking of ann arbor, i have to help my sister move-in in late august

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2005, 01:00:34 PM »
if that is a round about way of asking for help.....I would love to but I will make sure I am out of town...or something

Where abouts does she live, I am right behind the beer depot near Williams and 4th.  (Thanks Ewoops!)

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Re: Cleveland Cavs Discussion
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2005, 01:20:28 PM »
the change was inebitable :bang:

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