Monday, November 3, 2014

Strange Sponsors for Athletic Teams

Each December and January, the lucrative intercollegiate business caps off football seasons with bowl games, many of which bear their corporate sponsors in their name.  It used to be simpler, with fewer bowl games having concise names, like Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, or Cotton Bowl.  Nowadays there are 39 post-season bowl games, bearing such tasteful bowl names as Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl, Duck Commander Independence Bowl, Outback Bowl, and Go-Daddy Bowl.  Oh well, commerce is as American as guns, God, and Hooters.

This tendency toward commerce has spread to other countries.  For example, due to economic hard times and the usual government financial hijinks, amateur soccer in Greece has fallen on hard times.  Some teams got sponsors like feta cheese firms and other local products.  Others finding it hard to get sponsors for their teams.  However, the amateur Voukefalas club in Larissa, Greece was able to get the enthusiastic support of one of the local businesses that still seems to be doing well with Greek money.  Yes, a local brothel has sponsored the team and decked them out with pink jerseys!  The team was sponsored by the Villa Erotica, and I'm sure the Greek señoritas employed there were staunch supporters of their own soccer team's guys!  I wonder what the players' wives thought of this.

Come on, people!  One of the All-American breastaurant chains needs to sponsor its own bowl, making it bowl number 40!  Or 40DD!

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/men-pink-brothels-rescue-greek-soccer-team-article-1.1186513


15 comments:

Clarissa said...

A guy being on a sports team sponsored by a brothel would be a deal-breaker for me!

MarkD60 said...

Hard times require hard measures!

Linda Kay said...

Where on earth did you find this story? Even the little kids have sponsors. My daughter's job on the "Y" sports board is to find sponsors to put their names on shirts for 6 and 7 year olds!

Deena said...

The Tilted Kilt Bowl?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Clarissa: Me too.

Linda Kay: I just stumbled on it reading in the Huffington Post, I think.

Mark D80: Sports purveyors are apparently up to it!

Deena: Let's hope not.

TexWisGirl said...

money makes the world go round - especially the sports world.

John Hill said...

The Little League team sponsored by Dairy Queen always got a free cone when they won.
Does this team get anything from their sponsors for a win?

Mike said...

I'm surprised the Greek sponsors' sex club slogan isn't, 'Bend over and take it like a man'.

Bilbo said...

Perhaps this is a source of funding that should be explored by our ever-for-sale members of Congress. Who better to advertise for the people who prostitute themselves for cash?

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

They need to wear cheap cologne so they would smell like a Greek whorehouse!

bakku-shan said...

Bend It Like Beckham.

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eViL pOp TaRt said...

A little unexpected humor, friends!

Cloudia said...

find your sponsors where ye may. Live to fight another day-




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