Citi is the latest massive financial corporation to get a bailout from the federal government. There also few major corporations that jumped in with both feet to sponsorship of sporting venues and events like Citi Group.
They have been getting a lot of heat in New York because City was a key part of financing the new Mets stadium that will house an underachieving team soon. A few <del>desperately opportunistic</del> well meaning politicians in New York want to change the stadium name to Taxpayer Field.
Citi also is the presenting sponsor of the 95th annual Rose Bowl (remember it’s The Rose Bowl presented by Citi, because somehow that sounds less like the guys in the blazers sold out for cash). But now, is that really the best way for Citi to spend its/our money?
It may be too late for Citi to pull out of its sponsorship, but how about a little recognition for those of us now footing the bill? Little help here?