Friday, March 17, 2006
Top o' the Mornin'
As has been widely reported, the Red Bulls will be shipping "pretty much" as many fans as want to go to D.C. for the opening game of the season versus United.

The catch? Well, it's not really a catch, I guess. It's free.

Fans have to go to the team's website, newyorkredbulls.com, on Monday at noon to sign up. It's a $25 deposit which is refunded if you get on the bus. Don't get on the bus? You forfit your $25.

Sounds simple to me.

Now, there are some people on the BS Red Bulls board decrying this as a blatant attempt to pander to the hardcore Metro fans and to get them to get over the greivances.

Well, duh.

Who cares what the reason is? Red Bull bought the team in order to improve the Red Bull image in the New York market place. Owning the team is primarily a marketing tool for them ... a way to make money on their primary product. Know what? Welcome to sports in the 21st century. If it makes your team better, and there's no way Red Bull's going to allow the team to suck for long, then do as Teh Belly says and enjoy it and have fun.

If not, go find another team.

2 Comments:

Anonymous The Belly said...

I told you those Red Bull overlords were good folk.

Maradawga - have you checked your email?

12:59 PM  
Blogger The Metrologist said...

"If it makes your team better, and there's no way Red Bull's going to allow the team to suck for long,"

That's an interesting argument - except that sports don't really work like that - "allowing" or "not allowing" a team to be mediocre.

In this league every team runs right around mediocre. That's the setup.

Even putting truckloads of money in - IF THEY COULD - doesn't guarantee RB anything.

This being MLS, they can't. At best, they get a truckload under the table. They may think they can break that system, but what if it doesn't come off?

1:21 AM  

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