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Username Post: Macquarie Court?        (Topic#22013)
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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10-30-18 01:47 PM - Post#263799    

What the hell?

https://twitter.com/PennBasketball/status /10573394...

 
palestra38 
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Re: Macquarie Court?
10-30-18 02:04 PM - Post#263802    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Time to just re-name the school Wharton University and instead of "Let's Go Quakers", we'll chant "Open for Business"

 
penn nation 
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Re: Macquarie Court?
10-30-18 02:10 PM - Post#263804    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

This will go as well as when they renamed the Queensboro Bridge the Ed Koch Bridge or the New Tappan Zee Bridge the Mario Cuomo Bridge.

We'll still just be calling it the Palestra, no matter what the official name is.

I feel sorry for the public address folks who will be force fed a continual stream of MacQuarie and Quaker items. Quite a mouthful.

Edited by penn nation on 10-30-18 02:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Macquarie Court?
10-30-18 02:17 PM - Post#263805    
    In response to penn nation

The building name has not changed---they just sold the naming rights to the court (and scoreboard, apparently)

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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Re: Macquarie Court?
10-30-18 02:18 PM - Post#263806    
    In response to palestra38

What is NOT for sale? Jeez, I'm gonna slap my name on a toilet in Franklin Field.

 
TheLine 
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10-30-18 02:20 PM - Post#263807    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

I get dibs on the trough.


 
weinhauers_ghost 
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Re: Macquarie Court?
10-30-18 02:22 PM - Post#263808    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
The building name has not changed---they just sold the naming rights to the court (and scoreboard, apparently)



If we're going to name the court, I would rather it had been named for a coach or player who has made a significant contribution to the program over its history.


Edited by weinhauers_ghost on 10-30-18 02:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
penn nation 
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Re: Macquarie Court?
10-30-18 02:26 PM - Post#263809    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

Mrs Nation and I honeymooned in Sydney. Macquarie Point is one of the most scenic spots in that very scenic city. Had some lovely walks and picnics there.

Edited by penn nation on 10-30-18 02:26 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Macquarie Court?
10-30-18 02:30 PM - Post#263810    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

And if Bob Weinhauer has a few million to spare, it will be named for him.

 
Streamers 
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10-30-18 03:06 PM - Post#263819    
    In response to palestra38

I know this sort of thing might have been inevitable, but MacQuarie is definitely not my first choice of local firms to get in bed with. Hope this is a short term arrangement.

 
rbg 
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10-30-18 03:16 PM - Post#263823    
    In response to Streamers

If they had just made this the Esformes Court back in 2015, it would have saved everyone affiliated with the program a lot of heartache.

 
palestra38 
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10-30-18 03:23 PM - Post#263824    
    In response to rbg

Ouch.

 
TheLine 
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10-30-18 03:40 PM - Post#263826    
    In response to palestra38

I'm surprised they didn't strike a deal with Hamilton.


 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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10-30-18 04:01 PM - Post#263827    
    In response to rbg

  • rbg Said:
If they had just made this the Esformes Court back in 2015, it would have saved everyone affiliated with the program a lot of heartache.


It's all about ROI. Jerome was MUCH cheaper.

 
SteveChop 
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10-30-18 04:19 PM - Post#263830    
    In response to TheLine

Sorry. Much to my regret, the trough was eliminated when the Weiss pavilion was built.

 
jmverlin 
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10-30-18 05:40 PM - Post#263831    
    In response to SteveChop

Fran Dunphy Court has a much better ring to it.

 
palestra38 
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10-30-18 08:01 PM - Post#263834    
    In response to jmverlin

In January 19 (at 5 pm), we should all celebrate the career of Fran Dunphy at the Macquarie Court at the Palestra

 
Ted 
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10-31-18 01:46 PM - Post#263915    
    In response to palestra38

P38 - Will you be changing your handle to "Macquarie38?

 
palestra38 
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10-31-18 01:54 PM - Post#263916    
    In response to Ted

My naming rights are up for auction as we speak

 
QHoops 
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10-31-18 02:48 PM - Post#263920    
    In response to palestra38


How about Jeff2sf?

 
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