Average Joe wrote:
bdog wrote:I'd liken it more to the Marquette "Warriors" -> "Golden Eagles".
Really? What building was renamed as a result of that name change?
Wow you really can't make that leap huh? OK, I'll go through it slow for ya:
1. You likened changing the name of the Overture to changing the name of the Coliseum to the Alliant Energy Center. You said people still refer to it as the Coliseum, inferring that people would still refer to Overture as Overture even if it changed names. BTW, people might still refer to it as the Coliseum since THAT'S STILL IT'S NAME. Alliant Energy Center is the name for the whole complex. Anyway, I ignored this oversight since I saw the point you were making.
2. I broadened the debate to name changes in general. I didn't warn you that there was no building involved and for this I am sorry. Next time I will assume you can't make the leap on your own.
3. Now, only talking about name changes in general - *** Joe, there's no building involved ***, I was pointing to the Marquette example as a change that was successfully accepted by the masses. And this was a name that was used much much longer than Overture has been used.
Got it? No building involved.