Why, oh why, does billionare Paul Allen need to see the rights to the name of the Rose Garden? Corporate sponsorship in sports is OUT OF HAND.....I HATE IT!!!! These are publically funded venues for Pete's sake, why do they need to be named after coorporations? Should we rename things such as "Sprint Golden Gate Bridge" or how about the "McDonald's Space Needle." Quit allowing sports venues to be named after coorporations...it should NOT BE ALLOWED. The franchises already make enough money and everything at games is overly hyped: "That basket brought to you by FedEx", your cupholder says "Bank of America" so on, and so forth.
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