I hate to admit it, but I’m hoping for a Chelsea â€“ Man. U. final so Ronaldo and Drogba can settle the best player in the world debate on the field. Also, Malcolm Glazer and Roman Abramovich can battle for the most bizarre billionaire award. Still, rooting for those two teams makes me feel gross. I might as well start listening to soulless, corporation produced, pop music, too.
Well, THERE’S your problem!
United’s literati are wringing their hands about United’s poor start. Everything has come under scrutiny. The team’s formation and defending abilities are favorite targets. The echo chamber created by message boards and blog posts is maddening, so I’m not going to add to the chatter of solutions. But, I have a simple plea: please stop using the first-person plural pronoun (we) when talking about the team! (You know who you are!) You aren’t on the team!
I’m off to Columbus to see VaTech United take on the Crew. I hope to visit as many different MLS stadiums this year as possible and report on my findings.
Each stadium will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Ticket prices
- Exterior Architecture / Pre-game Atmosphere
- Interior Architecture / Seats
- Team logos in attendence
- Food (and signature item, if any)
- Cheering, Singing, Music
- Knowledge of fans
- Scoreboard / Public Address system
- and just for fun . . a mullet count*
Each category is rated 1-10, with ten the highest rating. A stadium can earn a possible score of 100.
Pictures and videos will be taken. Food will be consumed. Cheerleaders will be hit on.
* I expect RKF and The Meadowlands to have the most of these.
Throughball.com attempts to interview me. Suckers.
The best show not-yet-on-TV. More episodes on the way.
- All Star Game Pictures
- We’ve already paid for ourselves too!
- A Win, eh?
- Live Blogging the US Soccer Presser
- A Night in Columbus