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Arizona Cardinals Don't Like the Pink Taco

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Armchair_QB, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


    Cardinals decline Pink Taco's offer for stadium name
    Louie Villalobos
    The Arizona Republic
    Aug. 25, 2006 12:00 AM

    First, it shook up the Scottsdale establishment. Now the family behind the Pink Taco restaurant chain is rattling the Arizona Cardinals' cage.

    Would you believe Pink Taco Stadium? That's what the Morton family, which created the Hard Rock Café and Morton's Steakhouse, is saying it wants to name Cardinals Stadium.

    The family is offering $30 million for 10 years as evidence of the commitment and is promising to pursue an agreement with the Cardinals.

    One problem: The Cardinals, who control the stadium's naming rights, said they want no part of that name.

    Harry Morton, president and chief executive officer of Pink Taco, said his group is prepared to use the $30 million as a starting point. He held a news conference Monday to announce the stadium proposal.

    The family said it offered the Cardinals a $5 million good-faith check during a meeting last week to show that it is serious about the proposal.

    The Cardinals took the presentation as a joke and dismissed the news conference as a publicity stunt.

    "There is zero chance of this happening," said Mark Dalton, director of media relations for the Cardinals. "We are in serious and legitimate naming rights discussion with several companies. This is not one of them."

    Locally, the restaurant, named after a slang term for vulva, caused a stir in Scottsdale when Mayor Mary Manross objected to the restaurant's opening in Scottsdale's Waterfront project.

    Dalton said the team doesn't want to be associated with the Pink Taco brand, but wouldn't say exactly why.

    The family dismissed the team's reaction as "knee-jerk" and stated that the proposal was not an attempt to get more publicity for the restaurant.
  2. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Re: Arizona Cardinals Decline Opportunity to Play at the Pink Taco

    Delores! Delores!
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Arizona Cardinals Decline Opportunity to Play at the Pink Taco

  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    They should name their restaurant the Brown Dildo or something like that.........maybe that would get some naming rights.

    Pink Taco is just a little too obscene. ::)
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Paris Hilton Stadium.

    Can Arizona score more than Matt Leinart's ex or will the Cards be shut out like Paris is shutting out men?
  8. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The running joke in our newsroom when this came out:

    I wouldn't want to sit in the Red Zone.
  9. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    great publicity stunt by the pink taco folks.
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

  11. occasionally

    occasionally Member

    Not the best naming-rights maneuver ever, though.

    A strip club in Shreveport (Deja Vu) sent out a news release a couple of years ago wanting to be the title sponsor of the Independence Bowl.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Pink Taco people are milking a lot of free publicity out this charade.
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