The bad news–from a professional basketball standpoint anyway–is that I live in Charlotte. The good news is that the credit card industry has given me a reason to care about the NBA finals!
I recently signed up for the BBVA Compass NBA Amex card. They’re offering a nice little deal: get the card before June 30 and the $50 annual fee is waived for the life of the account. Oh, and also they’re offering 5% cashback on all spending during the NBA finals.
I don’t know anything about BBVA’s credit card operation, but they gave me a pretty good credit card line. I was not too impressed with this email, however:
The key phrase there at the bottom: “Bobcats fans like yourself”. For those of you who don’t keep up with the NBA, the team was called the Bobcats, but the name was changed before the 2014-15 season after rights to it were relinquished by the New Orleans Pelicans after they dropped the name. (The original Charlotte Hornets franchise had moved to New Orleans a while back.)
So, it was amusing to see the Hornets graphic combined with the Bobcats name, as I’d thought I’d heard the last of the awful Bobcats team name. But I have no complaints after they sent me this:
They are really promoting the heck out of this thing! Not that I’m complaining. The NBA finals ought to be interesting this year.