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(Maybe we should blame Arte Moreno, who first came up with that “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” nonsense a decade or so ago.Outside of Southern California, does anyone ever acknowledge the “of Anaheim” part?
Prior to 1944, Kinsey (1945) had encountered chats only three times from July to September during twenty years of residence and extensive fieldwork in Marin County.
“I don’t think it’s something that’s going to hit the big leagues,” said Haakon Brown, an associate professor of marketing at Cal State San Bernardino.
“The only caution there is that by selling naming rights of a team, you’re inherently kind of boxing out other potential sponsorship or stadium rights.
“What it comes down to is that we’re really excited to have this team,” said Sue Oxarart, the city’s director of marketing, who was on hand for Monday’s introductory news conference at the Clippers’ training facility in Playa Vista. Is this maybe the start of a trend, of teams exchanging city identification for that of marketing partners?
“Ever since the arena was built and opened in 2008 we’ve looked for a (D-League) team like this. The naming rights are something we’ll work through.” Initial reviews of the new name on Twitter weren’t exactly raves, but instead more of a “What the … We already have Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls (run by the same people who bring you the energy drink) and the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, which plays its home games in the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.
Chats were reported in Benton Crossing from 1980-1990 and in the Yosemite Valley in late September and early October in 1925, 1926, 1928, and 1935 (Gaines 1992).