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Oakland Coliseum to be renamed Overstock.com Coliseum

The headline:  The Oakland Raiders get a new, ridiculous stadium name

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

The summary:  The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Authority has announced a deal that will rename the Oakland Coliseum to the Overstock.com Coliseum.

The reaction:  I wish I was making this up.

It’s amazing what corporate money does in today’s society.  Most of the college bowl games have been ruined with corporate naming.  Stadium names are quickly becoming a joke because of them.  The thing that struck me was the price tag.  $7.2 million for 6 years?  That seems like a pretty cheap cost to name a major sporting stadium for 6 years.

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