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Date Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 11:55:44am
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Naming Rights at Rooney...
Don't get me wrong, the Dukes membership in the NEC appears to be a great decision for now. The program and the conference are really heading upfield.
In order to raise some money for the program, the Athletic Department should sell naming rights to different parts of Rooney Field. The following is mentioned for consideration...
10. Heinz "Not-so-Grande" Stands
(Don't build it so they don't come)
9. Comfort Inn Park Bench/Concrete Slab Visitor Section
(You won't have to pay to sit on cold cement)
(Some day we'll even turn the park bences around to face the field!)
8. Miller Light Bluff Street Tailgate Area
(I know, we don't tailgate in Pittsburgh, do we?)
7. Scott's Turf-Builder End Zone Seating Area
(Keep off the grass)
6. Smith Hot Dog 50 Yard Line Concession Area
(The best seat in the house is at our condiment table)
5. Minnie-Me Press Box/Box Seating Area
(No, we really don't want much press coverage or luxury boxes- We'd rather sell hot dogs on the first floor)
4. St. Mary's Convent Scoreboard
(We have a vow of silence to consider)
3. The Straub Tailgate Area (Progress made- Already here with this one!)
(We're really just a covered over-priced picnic area)
2. The Fritz Funeral Home Marching Band
(We'd rather see a guy, his dog and a Frisbee at the half)
1. Puny Field
(The field doesn't really fit the name Rooney)
I hate to sound negative when the program is really going in the right direction but seriously, how can we ever hope to get a decent team like Delaware of Youngstown State to ever want to play here and why would fans want to come back? It is an absolute miracle that J.S is able to recruit kids to play in front of these bleachers. This field has the potential to be a fantastic place to watch an FCS game but nobody sees the potential.
The Pirates can still attract fans to their games by building a small, but well designed field, no matter what they put ON the field. Duquesne will draw MUCH better too if they do the same.
Three last "honorable mentions"-
-The WQED "Things that aren't There Anymore Expanded Seating Area"
-The "Nobody Cares About Traditions Trophy"- To the winner of the Duquesne-RMU Game.
-The "Tree Falls in the Woods" Pep Band- If you can't hear them, are they really there?
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