This is from the Wikipedia page of Bank of America Stadium:
The closing night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention on September 6, 2012, in which President Barack Obama is expected to deliver his acceptance speech for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. The Stadium will be referred to as “Panther Stadium” during the convention.
This is INCREDIBLY hilarious to me.
1. The obvious: Bank of America. What fucking idiots. The DNC is so fucking stupid for doing this. Calling it “Panther Stadium” ain’t gonna change anything. They can cover up every little thing that says “Bank of America” but it ain’t gonna change anything.
They are hypocrites. You can’t bitch about big banks and then go to a stadium where their name is on it.
They might as well have held it at the Nascar track in Concord.
I need to send Romney an email him letting him know to capitalize on this hypocrisy.
2. The not-so-obvious: Obama is giving his acceptance speech at “Panther” stadium, home to the Carolina Panthers. Aka the home to the worst team in the NFL. A team that loses a lot. Just like the Charlotte Bobcats have the worst losing record of all time.
So yea, I hope the choice of Charlotte for the DNC shows how the election will turn out.
1. Locals call it Panthers Stadium. Hell, I still slip up and call it Ericsson Stadium. And frankly, who cares. He can’t control who owns the stadium any more than you can control the goddamn weather. True story, they were going to have an event at the Speedway (CarolinaFest, I believe), but there wasn’t enough room or something or other came up and had to move it to Uptown. The seedy underbelly that is the gorgeous downtown Charlotte area.
2. Washington, St. Louis, Tampa (OH GOD, NOT TAMPA), Indianapolis, Cleveland, Jacksonville, and Minnesota all had worse records than the Panthers last year. So, ok. I’ll give you the Bobcats because those guys are actually a Boys and Girls Club team pretending to be a NBA team.
I’m proud of Charlotte to host the DNC. I guess I’m just gonna go and turn gay because of my cousin and friends are BIG HOMOS and I’ll have SO MANY abortions because an anti-American terr’ist is destroying traditional values.
1. Part A
Actually you can control the stadium. By not choosing it.
And I’m local but I don’t call it Panther Stadium. But even if a lot of locals do call it that, it’s because that’s where the Panthers play and not because we’re trying to cover up the fact that we’re going to use a stadium with the name of one of the biggest companies we’ve ever condemned as a party.
Buuuut, hypocrisy is what they’re good at. They bitch at Republicans for being rich, but it ain’t cheap to be a Democrat. And most of the prominent Democrats speaking out against “the 1%” are part of like the 0.02%. Like Buffet. And Oprah.
Basically the DNC choosing to hold the acceptance speech in a building with the name “Bank of America” on it is like Alec Baldwin stopping by Occupy Wall Street to condemn the 1% before he goes to shoot another Capital One commercial. Except he’s not trying to say his commercials are “Viking Commercials” and acting like it’s all about those awesome Norsemen.
Which, btw, were carrying Capital One commercials perfectly so I don’t know why the company chose Alec Baldwin of all people to be a spokesperson when the Vikings were already kicking ass.
1. Part B
Uptown is the biggest 5 blocks of shit on earth. It’s just like a clusterfuck. You have some not poor neighborhoods but not comfortable neighborhoods surrounding all of it and BAM there are two “skyscrapers” and 5 other tall buildings. And it is impossible to navigate. IMPOSSIBLE!
I was trying to go to Rockingham on 74 and I got lost for like 30 minutes in Uptown because it’s designed so terribly. It’s like a 2 year old took a crayon and drew a dozen lines and then someone took it and said “this is the street layout for Uptown!”
2. Part A
Yea, the Panthers aren’t the worst. But their records suck. And true, Tampa may have worse records, but this isn’t about football. It’s about the principles of the party platforms.
2. Part B
Don’t you just love how they built an entire new stadium for that team and now the old stadium is this desolate wasteland.
Those city planners should win an award.
And don’t get me started on 485 and alllll the loops. Inner and Outer and Upper and Downer and across the earther.
I don’t understand what anything in the third part means or what is the purpose it’s trying to convey.