Meh. I'm not crazy about this idea. What happens if they change a rest stop name to reflect the corporate sponsorship and then the sponsor changes aftet a few years? Too confusing for drivers. I suppose if they keep the original rest stop names but add corporate sponsor names to them it won't be such a big deal since most people will still refer to the rest stops by their real names.And I think that just because people are too young to remember who Vince Lombardi or Molly Pitcher or Joyce Kilmer were doesn't mean we should take their name off the rest stop. That's moronic. I like the idea of providing more info on who these noteworthy New Jerseyans were and why they were given the honor of having something named after them in the first place.Also, I understand the need for additional revenue, but I am so tired of advertisements everywhere. But that's probably just my inner curmudgeon.
Well, Lombardi was an assisstant for the Giants for several years, and that one is right next to the Meadowlands, so I would hope they would take care of that one. (Maybe get the Packers to kick in part of it.)
Sacrilege. I weep for the day that Frank S. Farley is nothing but a secret handshake among the geezers.
NO NO NO! If they want to sponsor a part of it, fine, but no renaming. (Doesn't Cinnabon already own half of them, anyway?)
Like the Rose Bowl presented by Citi, not the Citi Rose Bowl. The Joyce Kilmer stop sponsored by Johnson and Johnson or whatever.
Back up. There's seriously a Joyce Kilmer stop? What next, Glenn Danzig?
I'd chime in with something like, "Guys, it's only New Jersey," but I don't want to get smacked.
How long 'til the license plates read "The Olive Garden State" on the bottom?
Any fool can name a rest stop...
As far as referring to landmarks by their "real" names, yep, it will always be "Brendan Byrne Arena" and "The Garden State Arts Center" for this long-time Jersey boy.