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    Apparently they're removing the Papa John's name but not the pink seats. Maybe they'll replace Papa John's with Porcini.

    The speed with which they took the name off of that stadium after 20 years is a sharp contrast to how reluctant they are to accept forfeiture of their 2013 basketball banner.

    Just for old time's sake, here's the first game ever played in that stadium:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AASyIi3FjhA

    Kentucky 68, Louisville 34.

    Halftime score was 42-10.

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    Remember it well. I knew we had a great shot to win the game when Whelan caught that pass and out ran #2 from UL. He played on my son's baseball team at Male and I knew how fast he was, but he couldn't catch our TE.
    John 3:3

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    • #3
      Only game I've ever been to there. Hot, wonderful day.

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      • #4
        Well, everybody wanted Papa gone.....blamed him for the fall of usher...errrr....Jurich.

        wonder if they will be on a high enough horse to give the man all his donations back.

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        • #5
          At the time, his then very significant financial contribution was a necessary component of the stadium financing; IIRC, the stadium would not have been built if he - not the company, but that person - hadn’t come forward with that money out of his own pocket.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Old School View Post
            At the time, his then very significant financial contribution was a necessary component of the stadium financing; IIRC, the stadium would not have been built if he - not the company, but that person - hadn’t come forward with that money out of his own pocket.
            We live in a day and age when it's one strike and you're out.
            Before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.

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            • #7
              Amazing, incredible screw up by Papa. ONE MORE national PR disaster that institution needs to deal with. It just goes on, and on, and on with these people.

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              • #8
                Once upon a time, we named things after the community, a virtue, a noble concept, or after people posthumously who had earned the honor through great deeds or living an admirable life. That was a better way to do it than to name things after living people, or because a person or (more commonly now) a corporation purchased what formerly was an honor.

                The Jefferson Freeway was a better name than the Snyder Freeway.

                Freedom Hall was a better name than the KFC Yum! Center.

                Commonwealth Stadium was better than Kroger Field.

                Veterans Stadium was better than the Amway Center.

                Three Rivers Stadium was better than PNC Field.

                Soldier Field is better than Quicken Loans Arena.

                Philadelphia Arena was better than the Wells Fargo Center.

                Dodger Stadium is better than Petco Park.

                Yankee Stadium is better than Citi Field.

                Mile High Stadium was better than Talking Stick Resort Arena.

                Riverfront Stadium was better than Cinergy Field.

                The Kingdome was better than Safeco Field.

                Tiger Stadium was better than Comerica Park.

                The Gator Bowl was better than the TaxSlayer Bowl.

                Birmingham Bowl is better than PapaJohns.com Bowl or BBVA Compass Bowl.

                Motor City Bowl was better than Quick Lane Bowl or Little Caesars Bowl.

                Citrus Bowl is and always was better than Capital One Bowl. So was Tangerine Bowl.

                Liberty Bowl is better than Russell Athletic Bowl.

                Independence Bowl is better than Meineke Car Care Bowl.

                Sugar Bowl is better than Continental Tire Bowl.

                Purchase Parkway was better than Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway. Bluegrass Parkway was better than Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. Cumberland Parkway was better than Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. Daniel Boone Parkway was better than Hal Rogers Parkway.

                Abraham Lincoln Bridge, Lewis and Clark Bridge: Yes. Jim Patterson Stadium, William T. Young Library, no.

                Memorial Hall is better than the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise or whatever it was called until yesterday. University of Kentucky College of Law is better than Gatton School of Business.

                We could put 100 more on here before the end of the day.

                These days our legislature spends time every year naming little bridges, overpasses and stretches of highway after people all over the place, and our colleges fall over themselves to flatter donors and buy donations by putting the names of people, or their wives, kids or parents, on buildings. I'd love to see a constitutional amendment in the state that prohibited any public entity, universities included, from naming anything after anyone who hasn't been dead for at least 10 years or after corporations, or in return for money. It's maybe not a huge deal in the big scheme of things, but if we're going to put someone's name on public property, it shouldn't be because they paid to put it there.

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                • #9
                  ^^^ I hear ya. But that's capitalism. Better than socialism.

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                  • #10
                    If UK, just to name one, didn't put donors names on buildings, and the like, they wouldn't have some of the niceties they have now. Unless, of course, one works under the assumption these people would have given the money anyway.
                    Before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.

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                    • #11
                      This thing with John Schnatter (sp) is so overblown and unnecessary. I wonder how many UL Board members have spoken that word? Without this man's generosity a lot of things at UL,UK, Perdue and IU wouldn't have happened. I'm not condoning his mistake, but as I understand it, it was a mistake. How many of us are as guilty as he is? I know I am.
                      John 3:3

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post
                        This thing with John Schnatter (sp) is so overblown and unnecessary. I wonder how many UL Board members have spoken that word? Without this man's generosity a lot of things at UL,UK, Perdue and IU wouldn't have happened. I'm not condoning his mistake, but as I understand it, it was a mistake. How many of us are as guilty as he is? I know I am.
                        I agree with this whole heartedly. Although a certain amount of common courtesy and civilty is lacking, the nation has gone so far into political correctness without mercy or understanding it is nearly mind-boggling.

                        When the University of Virginia is apparently trying their hardest to remove any reference to Jefferson, who founded it....I just smh.
                        This is the same nation that tolerated a professor openly hoping the late Barbara Bush burns in hell for being the mother of George Bush. And some openly cheered her.

                        I dunno.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Catsrock View Post
                          ^^^ I hear ya. But that's capitalism. Better than socialism.
                          Back in the days when buildings, arenas and public infrastructure were named for deceased people who hadn't bought the honor, our economy was much more of a capitalist system (vs. socialist) than it has become since then.

                          And, capitalism is a means of governing trade, commerce, goods, services, labor and private property etc., not the dispensation or naming of public property or government functions. Capitalism doesn't mean it was OK when legislators were caught selling their votes for bribes in ABSCAM or BOPtrot, donors bought nights in the Lincoln Bedroom, Marc Rich (or his ex-wife) appeared to buy a pardon, Mike Deaver sold influence, Spiro Agnew sold government contracts for bribes, ITT bought a favorable resolution of its antitrust case, Rod Blagojevich tried to sell Barack Obama's former Senate seat, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, Alcee Hastings or Walter Nixon took bribes, etc.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Matt Dillon View Post
                            If UK, just to name one, didn't put donors names on buildings, and the like, they wouldn't have some of the niceties they have now. Unless, of course, one works under the assumption these people would have given the money anyway.
                            It used to work that way. Public and private universities had plenty of donors who gave, financed buildings, etc. without a quid pro quo that their name went on it. Doing otherwise would've been crass, tacky and ridiculed in a lot of instances. "Alumni Hall" was enough for a lot of people.

                            And, long ago, state universities received much more support from state governments. Tuition was much lower and far more affordable. Then again, back then, university budgets didn't have immense amounts going to all kinds of administrative expenses that consume so much today, or huge salaries for administrators, or arms races to see who can offer the most luxurious dorms, or all sorts of other things unrelated to education...including tens of millions spent on athletics.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post
                              This thing with John Schnatter (sp) is so overblown and unnecessary. I wonder how many UL Board members have spoken that word? Without this man's generosity a lot of things at UL,UK, Perdue and IU wouldn't have happened. I'm not condoning his mistake, but as I understand it, it was a mistake. How many of us are as guilty as he is? I know I am.
                              How many of his critics who are so angry about what he said in a conference call also insist that convicted felons deserve second chances, shouldn't face skepticism from people hiring for just because they are criminals, etc.? Forgiveness of mistakes seems to be uneven or inconsistent, to put it mildly, for a lot of people, whether they are critics or defenders of John Schnatter, Jim Bakker, Bill Clinton, Roy Moore, or whoever else.

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