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Hmmm, I am not a fan of this new name.  It will be called the "The Q." 

 

Cavs' home to become 'The Q,' as in Quicken

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Susan Vinella

Plain Dealer Reporter

 

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Gilbert Arena or just plain "quicken arena" would have been better. 

 

Now my question is .... when is quicken going to relocate to Cleveland??? 

 

Come on mr. gilbert...throw one this way!!!!  Things are on the "uptick" here....be a good corporate citizen    :wave:

 

smooches

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Don't you learn in fourth grade that you can't give yourself a nickname

 

Remember when they were trying to give the left field wall at the Jake a nickname, "Mini green monster", "Jacob's Ladder" etc......it wound up being....the left field wall

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Now my question is .... when is quicken going to relocate to Cleveland??? 

 

Come on mr. gilbert...throw one this way!!!!  Things are on the "uptick" here....be a good corporate citizen    :wave:

 

smooches

 

yeah, because SE michigan's economy is just booming now......

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Exactly right, punch.  And of course, you all know what happens when you try to give yourself a nickname.  So, what should the real nickname be?

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see i wondered when this day would come, i bet 30 years from now we;re still gonna call it "the gund" and hell "the jake" as well

 

also is there any news on Quicken locating here?  i remember reading about some kind of hightech call center coming to town...

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^Right

 

Sucks that an out of towner comes in, buys a team, and then takes down a respected area family name, replaces it with a corporate name.

Even worse, tries to brand it with a nickname even before the name is officially changed.

 

 

getting off the soap / bitch box.....now

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I say if you buy the team and pay the fee you can name it anything you want.  That's the way it works!!  I still reserve the right to hate it.  Now if they do open a center in town with 300-500 new employees then we'll all be happy.

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If the company was based in the city, part of the community, it is one thing.  Kind of like Heinz field in Pittsburg.  But Quicken loans, even if they open an office, has not much of anything to do with Cleveland.

 

 

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If the company was based in the city, part of the community, it is one thing.  Kind of like Heinz field in Pittsburg.  But Quicken loans, even if they open an office, has not much of anything to do with Cleveland.

 

 

If QL opens and office (or relocates) and employs people from metro Cleveland, how can you say it has "nothing" to do with Cleveland??  Or are you saying because its not a "home grown" brand, it doesn't rate as much credit or have a connection with Clevelanders?

 

As far as the name is concerened, the Gunds sold.  If it was my team and arena I'd slap my moniker all over that puppy in a tasteful way and come up with marketing tie-ins that could evolve with the the brand in and on the building.

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I like the look of the Gund Arena sign.  I want to see how they are going to manage to make a Quicken Loans sign look classy.

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You've got to be shitting me.  I thought this was an April Fools Joke of some sort.  What is next?  "Cash N' Checks Stadium?"

 

Jesus.  I thought Minute Maid Field was bad...


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Either that or "Little Debbie's Field."


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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FYI, gund bought the naming rights in 1994 for 14 million over 20 years

 

This from the PD Article Wimwar posted. 

 

"Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cavaliers, also owns Michigan-based Quicken Loans. Naming rights were part of his $375 million deal with former team owner Gordon Gund."

 

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Looks like the design review board is doing its job.

 

 

Arena's new logo quickly gets quashed

Friday, August 05, 2005

Susan Vinella

Plain Dealer Reporter

 

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"Representatives for the Cavaliers argued that incorporating a company logo on a building is different from designing a store sign."

 

No sh!t, Sherlock - do they have f#cking clue who the members of the Design Review Board are? Most are practicing designers/architects who have been in the business for years. It doesn't help matters that Quicken still uses a "swoosh" in their logo - how '97 can you get?  :roll:

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I would love to see what they proposed.  A unanimous no vote has to be just god-awful.

It has to be funny

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Punch,

 

You're out of state, right?  The design is in the print edition.  It is yellow and red with some black.  Its bad.  I wonder how other cities have reacted to name changes.  Candlestick Park to Tricomm (is that the name?).  That was a horrible change. 

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Cavaliers President Len Komoroski said through a spokesman that the team tested the design - which incorporates Quicken's block red and white logo - with the public and many liked it.

 

Who did they ask?  :drunk: :evil: :whip:

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Just saw it, it is god-awful...I repeat you can not give yourself a nickname!

 

(unless it is a screen name on a urban issues forum)

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if that is a round about way of asking for help.....I would love to but I will make sure I am out of town...or something

 

Where abouts does she live, I am right behind the beer depot near Williams and 4th.  (Thanks Ewoops!)

 

(j/k if you need help....)

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if that is a round about way of asking for help.....I would love to but I will make sure I am out of town...or something

 

Where abouts does she live, I am right behind the beer depot near Williams and 4th.  (Thanks Ewoops!)

 

(j/k if you need help....)

 

i think she's moving somehwere near the hospital, i havent' seen it yet......

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kudos to the city in standing up and saying the logo is hideous.  They need to make sure we don't destroy what's left of the Gund's character with a tacky logo like that.

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umm as someone whos designed logos before for companies... that thing is AWFUL.  theres no balance to it and the colors...??? no way.  how tacky

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Thank god they didn't approve that.  Very tacky.  It doesn't go with the high tech, cool look of the Gund.  What they really need is a big revolving "Q" on the roof.

 

Actually, I think it would be awesome community relations if they had a public competition to design the logo.  They could still select/refine the one they like best.

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City rejects logo design for renamed Gund Arena

POSTED: Saturday, August 06, 2005 11:23:43 AM

UPDATED: Saturday, August 06, 2005 1:15:56 PM

CLEVELAND -- The proposed logo for Quicken Loans Arena wasn’t a slam dunk with Cleveland’s planning commission today.

 

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Updating the story...from the 9/2/05 PD:

 

 

Sign design still gets a bad review

Friday, September 02, 2005

Tom Breckenridge

Plain Dealer Reporter

 

"The Q" sign still gets an F, the city's design advisers say. http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1125653686212970.xml&coll=2


From the 9/3/05 PD:

 

 

Cavs win conditional OK for sign on 'The Q'

Saturday, September 03, 2005

 

The Cleveland Planning Commission on Friday granted approval to the Cavaliers to put up new signs on the team's arena, as long as some changes are made.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/business/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business/112574014840950.xml&coll=2

 

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why cant it just be that big golden "Q" for the one in "Quicken" and then have "Loans Arena" next to it.  somehow incorporate the "swoosh" thing into the bottom of the Q.  i mean who puts words under and outside of a "swoosh" and some inside of it?  that just looks terrible.  i would even say invert the "quicken" colors so the text is red and not worry about the border around it 

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The end is here.  From Thursday Sept 8, 2005:

 

On another note, does anyone know what they are doing with the space where the old large video displays were?  hopefully upgrading...

 

<img src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/urbanlife/IMG_1214.jpg" alt="">

 

<img src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/urbanlife/IMG_1213.jpg" alt="">

 

<img src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/urbanlife/IMG_1212.jpg" alt="">

 

<img src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/urbanlife/IMG_1220.jpg" alt="">

 

What happened to the display??

<img src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/urbanlife/IMG_1215.jpg" alt="">

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