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    Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    Pink Taco's owners make bid to name Cards stadium
    Louie Villalobos
    The Arizona Republic
    Aug. 21, 2006 02:55 PM
    http://www.azcentral.com/sports/card...dium21-ON.html

    First, they 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, famous for creating the Hard Rock Café and Morton's Steakhouse, is saying they want to name Cardinals Stadium.

    They are offering $30 million for 10 years as evidence of their commitment and are promising to pursue an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals. advertisement



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

    Harry Morton, president and CEO of Pink Taco, said his group is prepared to use the $30 million as a starting point. He held a press 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 they are serious about the proposal.

    The Cardinals took the presentation as a joke and dismissed the Monday press conference by the family 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 the 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 wanted to be associated with the Pink Taco brand, but wouldn't say exactly why.

    Morton said on Monday that his family is very serious about the naming deal. He plans to meet with the Arizona Cardinals in the coming days. The Cardinals said there is no scheduled meeting.

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

    "We're talking about $30 million," he said. "That's an expensive publicity stunt."

    A Pink Taco restaurant will be opened in Los Angeles early next year. The company is working on building a second restaurant in Arizona and looking at future sites in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas.

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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    Please, please, please, take the money and name the stadium the PINK TACO STADIUM!
    That would be the funniest thing.
    The card's would be the laughing stock on the NFL.
    PLEASE DO IT!

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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    Hey its Pink Taco stadium...i would deffinitly sh!t lol...that would be the funniest stadium in the world

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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    I would eat there.


    It may very well become the most popular stadium in the country

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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    hahahha DO IT DO IT DO IT

    ik i'd visit the stadium


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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    I would eat there.


    It may very well become the most popular stadium in the country
    Think of all the opportunities for found porn.

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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    POSTED 5:05 p.m. EDT, August 22, 2006
    MR. BOLO WANTS NO PINK TACO
    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill, who is perhaps almost as well known for wearing a bolo tie in public as he is for being one of the most frugal owners in NFL history, is turning up his nose at the opportunity to pocket at least $3 million per year over the next decade by slapping the name "Pink Taco" onto the team's new stadium.

    Though the owners of Pink Taco restaurants (http://www.pinktaco.com/) presented the team with a $5 million check last week as a show of good faith, the Bidwills apparently smell something fishy.

    (Meanwhile, the possibility has coach Denny Green salivating -- and we think it's because of the food.)

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

    But why not?
    It's a legitimate business.
    And the opening offer of $3 million per year for ten years (which is at least within the ballpark (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/sport...e=stadiumnames) as to other stadium deals) is surely negotiable.

    Sure, the name has another meaning (http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=pink+taco) that some might find objectionable.
    But under that scenario wouldn't Dick's Sporting Goods also be excluded from transacting business of this nature?


    And even if the team ultimately concludes that the name isn't sufficiently masculine (or, alternatively, too specifically feminine), why not use the interest as a vehicle for leveraging a better deal from someone else?

    Our guess is that the Cards have opted to pull the plug on this possibility before realizing that, in the end, the Pink Taco proprietors would pay $5 million or more per year for the naming rights.
    By walking away from that kind of a deal, the Cardinals might then find themselves in a position where any plea for supplemental revenue sharing based on their cries of limited cash streams would fall on deaf ears.

    Hey, Pink Taco.
    If you're looking for a place to drop some of that $3 million per year, let us know.
    We won't turn away any respectable business based merely on the name it has chosen to give itself.

    With the exception of Ben-Gay.


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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    That would be awesome.
    I would make a special trip there just because of the name!
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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    i eat at pink taco quite often, its an aquired taste some might say.


    I do have to admit, the stadium in AZ is real nice, i hope the vikings could land a stadium as inovative as the one in AZ
    You republican whore!

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    Re: Dennyland: Pink Taco Stadium!

    Though the owners of Pink Taco restaurants (http://www.pinktaco.com/) presented the team with a $5 million check last week as a show of good faith, the Bidwills apparently smell something fishy.


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