Jeff Bezos buys naming rights to KeyArena in Seattle; Renames it "Climate Pledge Arena"

Started by DKC, Jun 25, 2020, in Sports Add to Reading List

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    Break out the guillotine
     
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    What's so bad about this? I'm curious. Hypocrisy?
     
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    Basically. He spent money to change the name and look like he’s doing something while he’s complicit for tons of environmental damage and also has enough money to make real differences
     
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    So that's what ya rich mfs do
     
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    It's a ridiculous name for a stadium and it's an empty gesture. Like why spend the money to buy the rights to name a stadium after the issue when you could just use that money to actually help with the issue? It's just a baffling choice all around.
     
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    He is helping with the issue, it's not just a name lol..

    I dunno, seems like a good thing to me.

     
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    f--- Seattle. That NHL expansion team should have been awarded to Houston. I’m still bitter as f--- the league gave it to them.

    Either way, I don’t like the name. Sounds awkward right now but to be fair, it was just announced. Maybe it’ll grow on me.
     
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    I mean it’s def better than not doing it and I’m happy they’re doing it renewable energy and such, but all it is is reputation laundering for Amazon and bezos. In the grande scheme of things...think about the size of Amazon as a company and its impact around the world vs a single sports venue:

    https://komonews.com/news/local/despite-green-pledges-amazons-carbon-footprint-grew-15
     
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    this the same guy who wants to build a clock in the arctic that ticks once a year?
     
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    Just feels like an empty platitude and performative type of action that doesn't stack up to the damage currently done by Amazon's carbon footprint right now.

    But then again, it's better than nothing I guess in a vacuum?
     
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