Boston College Eagles men's basketball
The Boston College Eagles are a Division I college basketball program that represents Boston College in Chestnut Hill, United States. The team has competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference since 2005, having played in the Big East; the Eagles have appeared in 18 NCAA Tournaments in their history, most in 2009. Home games have been played at the Conte Forum since 1988; the Eagles are coached by Jim Christian. In 1904, the first men's varsity team was sanctioned at Boston College. On December 26 of that year, BC played its first-ever game; the team earned its first win that season in Medford. Basketball, not a popular sport at the turn of the 20th century, suffered through years of weak fan support and lasted three initial seasons before being abandoned. A brief revival in the early 1920s brought the men's team back before being dropped again following the 1924–25 season. Following World War II when the sport began to gain popularity in the United States, the basketball team became a permanent part of the Boston College athletics program for the 1945–46 season.
Through 2013-14, there have been 76 seasons of BC basketball. In 1963, BC hired Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy as head coach and earned postseason berths in five of his six years in the role, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 1967. Boston College has hired several other notable coaches through the years, including Chuck Daly, Tom Davis, Gary Williams and former Eagle Jim O'Brien. During one of the darkest periods in BC history, several members of the 1978–79 basketball team were accused of being involved in a point-shaving scandal that drew national attention due to the involvement of the infamous Mafia associate Henry Hill. One player, Rick Kuhn, served time in jail for his efforts in the fix. Before the 1979-80 season, Boston College basketball became a charter member of the Big East Conference. With increased national exposure and better competition—leading to improved and more expansive recruiting—BC ensured itself of an opportunity to compete at the highest level of NCAA Division I basketball each year.
From the time the seven original Northeastern schools formed the Big East, the BC men's basketball team achieved several high points: Advancing to the Elite Eight in the 1982 NCAA Tournament. 1-ranked North Carolina in the 1994 NCAA tourney. Boston College left the Big East in all sports and joined the Atlantic Coast Conference after the 2004-05 season. Among Boston College's biggest non-conference rivals in basketball is the University of Massachusetts. First played in 1905 and held annually since 1995, BC's basketball rivalry with UMass is called the "Commonwealth Classic" and was played on several occasions at what is now known as TD Garden in the 1990s until BC ended the annual game in 2012; the Eagles are 22–17 against their cross-state rival. The Boston College men's basketball team has made 18 overall appearances in the NCAA tournament, including three trips to the Elite Eight; the team has played in the NIT 10 times. BC has produced four conference players of the year: John Bagley'83, was the Big East Player of the Year in 1980–1981.
Troy Bell'03 was co-Big East Player of the Year in 2000–2001, won the title outright in 2002–2003. Jared Dudley'07 was the ACC Player of the Year in 2006–07. Additionally, the Eagles have had one conference rookie of the year, with Olivier Hanlan earning the ACC Rookie of the Year honor in the 2012–13 season. Notable BC student-athletes who have gone on to careers in the NBA include: Michael Adams'85, John Bagley'83, Dana Barros'89, Troy Bell'03, Bill Curley'94, Howard Eisley'94, Jay Murphy'84, Gerry Ward'63, Sean Williams'07, Craig Smith'06, Jared Dudley'07, Reggie Jackson'11, most Olivier Hanlan'16. On March 26, 1986, Jim O'Brien'71 returned to his alma mater as coach of the Boston College Eagles basketball team. Despite a bitter end to his tenure as head coach, O'Brien has been credited with resuscitating the BC basketball team, which—aside from some success in the early 1980s—had not been a consistent NCAA tournament contender since the 1960s. Although O'Brien built a solid program, his timing was excellent: Boston College opened its new hockey and basketball arena, Conte Forum, in 1988,.
Boston College played its final season in the Roberts Center in the 1987–88 season and were invited to the NIT, advancing to the semi-finals before being knocked off by regional rival UConn, 73–67. BC returned to the NIT in 1992 and 1993. In 1994, the Eagles were defeated by Georgetown 81–58 in the first round of the Big East tournament. But, following its invitation to the NCAA, the men's basketball team went on one of its most historic runs. Boston College defeated Washington State in the opening round of the tournament. In the second round, BC produced an upset of defending national champion North Carolina, 75–72, pushing them to the Sweet Sixteen. After a victory over Bobby Knight and Indiana, the Eagles advanced back to the Elite Eight where they fell to Florida, 74–66. In 1996, the Eagles returned to the tournament. BC finished the year at 19–11 and bowed out in the second round after losing to Georgia Tech by a score of 103–89. Led by All-Big East forward Danya Abrams and sophomore point guard James "Scoonie" Penn, Boston College won the 1997 Big East Tourna
The Gatorade Company, Inc. is an American manufacturer of sports-themed beverage and food products, built around its signature line of sports drinks. Gatorade is manufactured by PepsiCo and is distributed in over 80 countries; the beverage was first developed in 1965 by a team of researchers led by Robert Cade. It was made for the Gators at the University of Florida to replenish the carbohydrates that the school's student-athletes burned and the combination of water and electrolytes that they lost in sweat during rigorous sports activities. Produced and marketed by Stokely-Van Camp, the Gatorade brand was purchased by the Quaker Oats Company in 1988, which, in turn, was bought by PepsiCo in 2000; as of 2010, Gatorade is PepsiCo’s 4th-largest brand, on the basis of worldwide annual retail sales. It competes with Coca-Cola's Powerade and Vitaminwater brands worldwide, with Lucozade in the United Kingdom. Within the United States, Gatorade accounts for 75% of market share in the sports drink category.
Gatorade was created in 1965 by a team of scientists at the University of Florida College of Medicine, including Robert Cade, Dana Shires, Harry James Free, Alejandro de Quesada. Following a request from Florida Gators football head coach Ray Graves, Gatorade was created to help athletes by acting as a replacement for body fluids lost during physical exertion; the earliest versions of the beverage consisted of a mixture of water, sugar, potassium and lemon juice. Ten players on the University of Florida football team tested the first version of Gatorade during practices and games in 1965, the tests were deemed successful. On the other hand, star quarterback Steve Spurrier said, "I don’t have any answer for whether the Gatorade helped us be a better second-half team or not.... We drank it, but whether it helped us in the second half, who knows?" Nonetheless, the football team credited Gatorade as having contributed to their first Orange Bowl win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in 1967, at which point the drink gained traction within the athletic community.
Yellow Jackets coach Bobby Dodd, when asked why his team lost, replied: "We didn't have Gatorade. That made the difference."The University of Florida researchers considered naming their product "Gator-Aid". They settled on the name Gatorade, since the researchers wanted to create a commercial product, not a scientifically-validated one. Darren Rovell notes his history of Gatorade, First in Thirst, "the doctors realized that they shouldn't use the'Aid' suffix, since that would mean that if the drink were marketed, they would have to prove that it had a clear medicinal use and perform clinical tests on thousands of people." Gatorade co-inventor Dana Shires explained, "We were told that you couldn't use that because the Food and Drug Administration prohibited that. That would classify it as something other than a cola or soft drink, so we changed it to ade."For example, some were skeptical that the product's effect was anything more than a placebo effect. Cade mentioned, "If you told a football player that you were giving him Demerol to relieve pain and you gave him a placebo instead, there's about a 30% chance that the placebo will relieve the pain as much as taking Demerol would have."Shortly after the 1969 Orange Bowl, Robert Cade entered into an agreement providing Stokely-Van Camp, Inc. a canned-food packaging company, with the U.
S. rights to production and sale of Gatorade as a commercial product. In the same year, a licensing arrangement made Gatorade the official sports drink of the National Football League, representing the first in a history of professional sports sponsorship for the Gatorade brand. A year after its commercial introduction, S-VC tested multiple variations of the original Gatorade recipe settling on more palatable variants in lemon-lime and orange flavors; this reformulation removed the sweetener cyclamate—which was banned by the Food and Drug Administration in 1969 - replacing it with additional fructose. In the early 1970s, legal questions arose regarding whether or not the researchers who invented Gatorade were entitled to ownership of its royalties since they had been working under a research grant from the federal government which provided financial stipends; the University of Florida claimed partial rights of ownership, brought to resolution in 1973 in the form of a settlement awarding the university with a 20% share of Gatorade royalties.
As of 2009, the university had received more than $150 million from its share and was receiving $12 million per year. The Quaker Oats Company purchased SVC and Gatorade in 1983 for $220 million, following a bidding war with rival Pillsbury. In its first two decades of production, Gatorade was sold and distributed within the United States. Beginning in the 1980s, the company expanded distribution of Gatorade, venturing into Canada in 1984, regions of Asia in 1987, South America and parts of Europe in 1988, Australia in 1993. In 1990, Gatorade introduced a lower-calorie version sweetened with saccharin. International expansion came at the cost of $20 million in 1996 alone. In 1997, distribution of Gatorade in an additional 10 countries prompted an 18.7% growth in annual sales. In 2001, the multinational food and beverage company PepsiCo acquired Gatorade's parent company, the Quaker Oats Company, for $13 billion in order to add Gatorade to its portfolio of brands. PepsiCo had recently developed All Sport, which it divested of shortly following the Quaker acquisition to satisfy antitrust regulations.
Worldwide development of Gatorade continued into the
Richard Andrew Pitino is an American basketball coach, the head coach of Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. He has been the head coach of several teams in NCAA Division I and in the NBA, including Boston University, Providence College, the New York Knicks, the University of Kentucky, the Boston Celtics and the University of Louisville. Pitino led Kentucky to an NCAA championship in 1996, he is the only coach to lead three different schools to a Final Four. In 2013, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In June 2017, the NCAA suspended Pitino for five games of the upcoming 2017–18 season for his lack of oversight in an escort sex scandal involving recruits. Louisville's national championship from 2013 was vacated as well. In September, Pitino was implicated in a federal investigation involving bribes to recruits, which resulted in Louisville firing him for cause. Pitino was born in New York City, New York, was raised in Bayville, New York, he was captain of the St. Dominic High School basketball team in Long Island.
He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970. He was a standout guard for the Minutemen basketball team, his 329 career assists rank tenth all-time at UMass, as of the 2009–10 season. He led the team in assists as a senior; the 168 assists as a senior is the eighth-best single season total there. Pitino was a freshman at the same time future NBA legend Julius Erving spent his junior year at UMass, although the two never played on the same team because freshmen were ineligible to play varsity basketball at the time. Other teammates of Pitino's include Al Skinner, who went on to become a successful college coach, baseballer Mike Flanagan, who went on to pitch in the major leagues and win the AL Cy Young Award in 1979. Pitino earned his degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1974. College coaching assignments included Boston University, Providence College, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville; as a collegiate head coach, Pitino has compiled a 629–234 record, for a.732 winning percentage, ranked 10th among active coaches and 29th all-time among all collegiate basketball coaches entering the 2012 season.
Pitino is considered by many to be one of the first coaches to promote taking advantage of the 3-point shot, first adopted by the NCAA in 1987. By exploiting the 3-point shot, his teams at Kentucky in the early 1990s were known as Pitino's Bombinos, as a significant portion of the offensive points came from the 3-point shot. Now, Pitino's teams are known for the 3-point threat and all of his teams rank towards the top in 3-point attempts per season. Many of Pitino's players and assistant coaches have gone on to become successful collegiate coaches. In total, 21 former Pitino players and coaches have become Division I head coaches, including Florida's Billy Donovan, Texas Tech's Tubby Smith, Arizona State's Herb Sendek, Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, Minnesota's Richard Pitino, Seton Hall's Kevin Willard as well as Cal State Northridge's Reggie Theus. Pitino started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Hawaii in 1974, became a full-time assistant in 1975, he was the first assistant hired by Jim Boeheim in 1976 as Boeheim began his tenure at Syracuse University.
Pitino served as Hawaii's interim head coach late in the 1975–76 season. Coach Bruce O'Neil was fired after the Rainbow Warriors' started the season 9–12. Pitino led Hawaii for their final six games. Pitino's time at Hawaii was marred by a 1977 NCAA report on sanctions against the program. According to the report, Pitino was implicated in 8 of the 64 infractions that led the university to be placed on probation; the violations involving Pitino included providing round-trip air fare for a player between New York and Honolulu, arranging for student-athletes to receive used cars for season tickets, handing out coupons to players for free food at McDonald's. He was cited, along with the head coach, Bruce O'Neil, for providing misinformation to the NCAA and University of Hawaii officials. In 1977, the NCAA infractions committee recommended that Pitino and O'Neil be disassociated from Hawaii athletics. In 1989, Pitino would dismiss the report, saying "I didn't make any mistakes, I don't care what anybody says."
Pitino's first head coaching job came in 1978 at Boston University. In the two seasons before his arrival, the team had won a mere 17 games. Pitino led the team to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 24 years. Pitino left Boston University to become an assistant coach with the New York Knicks under Hubie Brown. Pitino returned to college coaching to become head coach at Providence College in 1985. Providence had gone a dismal 11 -- 20 in the year. Two years Pitino led the team to the Final Four; that Final Four team featured point guard Billy Donovan, who would go on to be an assistant coach under Pitino at the University of Kentucky and win back-to-back national championships as head coach at the University of Florida. Donovan is the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. After spending two years coaching in the NBA, Pitino returned to the college level again in 1989, becoming the coach at Kentucky; the Kentucky program was recovering from a major recruiting scandal brought on by former coach Eddie Sutton that left it on NCAA probation.
Pitino restored Kentucky's reputation and performance, leading his second school to the Final Four in the 1993 NCAA Tournament, winning a national title in the 1996 NCAA Tournament, Kentucky's 6th NCAA
B.M.C. Durfee High School
B. M. C. Durfee High School is a public high school located in the city of Massachusetts, it is a part of Fall River Public Schools and is the city's main public high school, the other being Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Durfee is one of the biggest high schools in Massachusetts, is the 4th biggest high school in Southeastern Massachusetts behind Brockton and New Bedford; these three high schools make up the Big Three League, the conference in which all their athletic teams compete. The school has been located in two buildings. From its opening in 1886 until the new building was completed in 1978 the school was located in the historic B. M. C. Durfee High School building on Rock Street, The iconic building, with its tall red-capped clock tower and red-domed observatory tower, overlooks the Taunton River and gives rise to the Fall River school district's seal, the school's athletics nickname, the Hilltoppers, their school colors of black and red, the school newspaper, the Hilltop, their school alumni newspaper, the Chimes.
For several decades prior to moving, the school occupied the former Technical High School building across the street. Since 1978 the school has been located on Elsbree Street in the city's north end. Located in former swamp land, the school was built both to modernize the district and to alleviate the overcrowding at the former sites; the school moved its athletic fields, which were nearby to the new school, to its new campus, as well as building the on-campus Luke Urban Field House, as the school had used the Fall River Armory for indoor athletics. Since 2011, there has been a modern recreation of the Durfee clock tower located at the new site. Durfee's athletic teams are known as the Hilltoppers, a nod to the location of the old school building atop the Highland neighborhood hills overlooking the Taunton River, their school colors are black and red; as of the 2018-2019 school year, their school mascot is Rocky the Hilltopper. The school fight song is sung to the tune of the Notre Dame Victory March.
The school's chief rival has always been New Bedford High School, as the two cities share a deep rivalry in general. The school has rivalries with Brockton High School, Taunton High School and, to a lesser extent, many of the other local school districts. Boys' and Girls' Cross Country Boys' and Girls' Soccer Cheerleading Girls' Swimming Girls' Volleyball Football Field Hockey Golf Boys' and Girls' Basketball Boys' and Girls' Winter Track Boys' Swimming Cheerleading Ice hockey Wrestling Boys' and Girls' Outdoor Track Boys' and Girls' Tennis Boys' Volleyball Baseball Softball Many of the below are considered distinguished alumni of Durfee List of high schools in Massachusetts B. M. C. Durfee High School Durfee High Website Fall River Schools Durfee Alumni
The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872; the newspaper has won a total of 26 Pulitzer Prizes as of 2016, with a total paid circulation of 245,824 from September 2015 to August 2016, it is the 25th most read newspaper in the United States. The Boston Globe is the largest daily newspaper in Boston. Founded in the late 19th century, the paper was controlled by Irish Catholic interests before being sold to Charles H. Taylor and his family. After being held until 1973, it was sold to The New York Times in 1993 for $1.1 billion, making it one of the most expensive print purchases in U. S. history. The newspaper was purchased in 2013 by Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F. C. owner John W. Henry for $70 million from The New York Times Company, having lost 93.64% of its value in twenty years. The newspaper has been noted as "one of the nation’s most prestigious papers." The paper's coverage of the 2001–2003 Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal received international media attention and served as the basis of the 2015 American drama, Spotlight.
In 1967, The Globe became the first major paper in the United States to come out against the Vietnam War. The chief print rival of The Boston Globe is the Boston Herald; as of 2013, The Globe circulates the entire press run of its rival. The editor-in-chief, otherwise known as the editor, of the paper is Brian McGrory who took the helm in December 2012; the Boston Globe was founded in 1872 by six Boston businessmen, including Charles H. Taylor and Eben Jordan, who jointly invested $150,000; the first issue was published on March 4, 1872, cost four cents. A morning daily, it began a Sunday edition in 1877, which absorbed the rival Boston Weekly Globe in 1892. In 1878, The Boston Globe started an afternoon edition called The Boston Evening Globe, which ceased publication in 1979. By the 1890s, The Boston Globe had become a stronghold, with an editorial staff dominated by Irish American Catholics. In 1912, the Globe was one of a cooperative of four newspapers, including the Chicago Daily News, The New York Globe, the Philadelphia Bulletin, to form the Associated Newspapers syndicate.
In 1965, Thomas Winship succeeded Larry Winship, as editor. The younger Winship transformed The Globe from a mediocre local paper into a regional paper of national distinction, he served as editor until 1984, during which time the paper won a dozen Pulitzer Prizes, the first in the paper's history. The Boston Globe was a private company until 1973 when it went public under the name Affiliated Publications, it continued to be managed by the descendants of Charles H. Taylor. In 1993, The New York Times Company purchased Affiliated Publications for US$1.1 billion, making The Boston Globe a wholly owned subsidiary of The New York Times' parent. The Jordan and Taylor families received substantial New York Times Company stock, but the last Taylor family members have since left management. Boston.com, the online edition of The Boston Globe, was launched on the World Wide Web in 1995. Ranked among the top ten newspaper websites in America, it has won numerous national awards and took two regional Emmy Awards in 2009 for its video work.
Under the helm of editor Martin Baron and Brian McGrory, The Globe shifted away from coverage of international news in favor of Boston-area news. Globe reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll, Sacha Pfeiffer and Walter Robinson and editor Ben Bradlee Jr. were an instrumental part of uncovering the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in 2001–2003 in relation to Massachusetts churches. They were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their work, one of several the paper has received for its investigative journalism, their work was dramatized in the 2015 Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, named after the paper's in-depth investigative division; the Boston Globe is credited with allowing Peter Gammons to start his Notes section on baseball, which has become a mainstay in all major newspapers nationwide. In 2004, Gammons was selected as the 56th recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, given by the BBWAA, was honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 31, 2005.
In 2007, Charlie Savage, whose reports on President Bush's use of signing statements made national news, won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. The Boston Globe has been ranked in the forefront of American journalism. Time magazine listed it as one of the ten best US daily newspapers in 1974 and 1984, the Globe tied for sixth in a national survey of top editors who chose "America's Best Newspapers" in the Columbia Journalism Review in 1999; the Boston Globe hosts 28 blogs covering a variety of topics including Boston sports, local politics and a blog made up of posts from the paper's opinion writers. On April 2, 2009, The New York Times Company threatened to close the paper if its unions did not agree to $20,000,000 of cost savings; some of the cost savings include reducing union employees' pay by 5%, ending pension contributions, ending certain employees' tenures. The Boston Globe eliminated the equivalent of fifty full-time jobs. However, early on the morning of May 5, 2009, The New York Times Company announced it had reached a tentative deal with the Boston Newspaper Guild, which represents most of the Globe's editorial staff, that allowed it to get the concessions it demanded.
The paper's other three major unions had agreed to concessions on May 3, 2009, after The New York Times Company threatened to give
Dunkin' Donuts rebranding its stores as Dunkin', is an American multinational coffee company and quick service restaurant. It was founded by William Rosenberg in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950; the chain was acquired by Baskin-Robbins' holding company Allied Lyons in 1990. Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins have been subsidiaries of Dunkin' Brands, headquartered in Canton, since 2004; the chain began rebranding as a "beverage-led company", was renamed Dunkin', in January 2019. With nearly 12,000 locations in 36 countries, Dunkin' is one of the largest coffee and baked goods chains in the world, its products include donuts, other baked goods, a variety of hot and iced beverages. William Rosenberg opened Open Kettle in 1948, a restaurant selling donuts and coffee in Quincy, but he changed the name in 1950 to Dunkin' Donuts after discussing with company executives, he conceived the idea for the restaurant after his experiences selling food in factories and at construction sites, where donuts and coffee were the two most popular items.
The restaurant was successful, Rosenberg sold franchises to others starting in 1955. In 1963, Rosenberg’s son Robert became CEO of the company at age 25, Dunkin’ Donuts opened its hundredth location that year. Dunkin' Donuts was a subsidiary of Universal Food Systems at the time, a conglomerate of 10 small food-service businesses, Dunkin' Donuts locations varied in their menu options, with some selling full breakfasts and others serving only donuts and coffee. In the following years, the other businesses in the Universal Food Systems portfolio were sold or closed, the company was renamed to Dunkin' Donuts; the menu and shop format were standardized, various new menu items were introduced. The chain was acquired by Baskin-Robbins owner Allied Lyons in 1990. By 1998, the brand had grown to 2,500 locations worldwide with $2 billion in annual sales. Dunkin' Donuts expanded in the 1990s by buying out two rival chains: Mister Donut and Dawn Donuts. In 2004, the company's headquarters were relocated to Canton.
In December 2005, Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins were sold to a private equity consortium of Bain Capital, Carlyle Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners for $2.4 billion. By 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global sales were $6 billion; the Dunkin' Donuts in Natick, Massachusetts launched a program to test the concept of curbside pickup in December 2016. In January 2018, Dunkin' Donuts began to open new concept locations, beginning in Quincy, featuring modern decor, cold beverages on tap and a single-cup brewing machine, more packaged take-out options, dedicated pick-up lines for mobile ordering inside and in the drive-thru; the concept was described as being part of a shift towards becoming an "on-the-go, beverage-led brand". In addition, the location, as well as others, began to trial signage referring to the chain as "Dunkin'"—downplaying "Donuts" from the name. On July 11, 2018, Dave Hoffman took over from Nigel Travis to become the CEO, he is looking to add 1,000 new locations outside of the Northeastern United States by the end of 2020 and to have a revenue increase of 3 percent for stores open a year or longer.
Dunkin' Donuts' current slogan is "America Runs On Dunkin'". In March 2009, the company unveiled the alternate slogan "You'Kin Do It!" and launched a $100 million ad campaign promotion. Dunkin' Donuts' "It's Worth the Trip" campaign starred sleepy-eyed "Fred the Baker" and featured the catchphrase "Time to make the donuts", it won honors from the Television Bureau of Advertising as one of the five best television advertisements of the 1980s. Fred the Baker was played by actor Michael Vale for 15 years until his retirement in 1997; the catchphrase was used in the title of founder William Rosenberg's autobiography Time to Make the Donuts: The Founder of Dunkin' Donuts Shares an American Journey. Dunkin' Donuts changed its slogan in March 2006 to "America Runs on Dunkin'", they Might Be Giants songs have been featured in an ongoing series of advertisements of new products to boost summer sales. In 2007, a series of Dunkin' Donuts commercials referred to the fictional language "Fritalian". "Is it French?
Or is it Italian?" Sings a chorus of customers facing a long menu of non-English terms. "Perhaps Fritalian?" was created by Hill Holliday to "poke fun at pretentious Starbucks-style coffee chains, with patrons attempting to order hard-to-pronounce lattes." The commercial was interpreted as a deliberate mocking of Starbucks. The commercials' punch line is: "Delicious lattes from Dunkin' Donuts. You order them in English", it has been a point of discussion that latte and espresso are loanwords from Italian which have no equivalence in English. The commercials, refer to the Starbucks ordering language itself, poking fun at words such as grande and venti. Further commercials in 2007 more directly mocked Starbucks, with a customer ordering a "large" and being chastised to use the term "dieci". Rachael Ray has starred in commercials for Dunkin' Donuts since 2007. In May 2008, Dunkin' Donuts removed a commercial from its website featuring Ray wearing a scarf with a black and white paisley floral design, in response to columnist Michelle Malkin's claims that the scarf resembled the keffiyeh worn by Yasser Arafat and therefore a sign of support for terrorists.
Dunkin' Donuts pulled that commercial off the air, leading to criticism of the company's perceived kowtowing to special interests. In 2017, Dunkin' Donuts announced that it would begin testing the name of "Dunkin'" at some retail locations, as they would like to be thought of as a destination for coffee, its most profi
Galatasaray S.K. (men's basketball)
Galatasaray S. K. for sponsorship reasons Galatasaray Doğa Sigorta, is a professional basketball team based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It is a part of the Galatasaray Sports Club; the team competes in EuroCup. The team has been crowned Turkish national champions five times so far. According to the official records, in Turkey, basketball was first played in 1904 at Robert College. An American physical education teacher laid the foundations of this sport in Turkey. 7 years Ahmet Robenson, a physical education teacher in Galatasaray High School decided to introduce a new game to students in 1911. Robenson, who became a Galatasaray S. K. president popularized this sport in Turkey. Basketball had always been important for the club; the team has won 16 İstanbul League title. Former president of the club, Özhan Canaydın was a former player of basketball team; the team dominated Turkish basketball in the 1940s, won titles in the 1950s and 1960s, while remaining a competitive team in the 1970s. In the 1980s, Galatasaray won two more championships, in 1985 and 1986, won the 1990 title.
For much of the 1990s and 2000s, Galatasaray struggled. In 2013, Galatasaray won back the Turkish championship. On 24 June 2011, Galatasaray announced. Galatasaray qualified for the EuroLeague for the first time in history after winning the qualification knockout round that gained them a place in the EuroLeague season. On April 27, 2016, Galatasaray defeated SIG Strasbourg with the score of 78–67 at Abdi Ipekci Arena in the second leg of the 2016 EuroCup Finals. With this result Galatasaray won the EuroCup championship for the first time. Galatasaray has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship; the club has used the 3,500 seat Ayhan Şahenk Arena, the 12,270 seat Abdi İpekçi Arena as their home venue. Turkish Super League Winners: 1968–69, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90, 2012–13 Runners-up: 1986–87, 2010–11, 2013–14Turkish Championship Winners: 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966 Runners-up: 1946, 1951, 1952, 1961Turkish Cup Winners: 1969–70, 1971–72, 1994–95 Runners-up: 1968–69, 2012–13President's Cup Winners: 1985, 2011 EuroCup Winners: 2015–16 4th place: 2007–08 Domestic Players European Players Non-European Players See Galatasaray Women's Basketball Team See Galatasaray Wheelchair Basketball Team Galatasaray SK Official Web Site Unofficial Fan Site and Forum Turkish Basketball League TBLStat.net Profile at Eurobasket.com euroleague.net