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The New York Jets are a team

08 September 2023 - 09:24 AM

Entering dead horse territory (as I am wont to do), but I do think the naming of the team after a soda company plays a roll. RBNY is selling a sub-par roster, with boring play, boring inept games, and an identity of being a soda company advertisement at their core (as evidenced by the crest). They could overcome the soda company advertisement if they had a great roster, exciting play and games. But you can't win over fans if the name feels minor league and the roster and play are minor league. Why should anyone care? 


The Jets over the last few years come to mind as a counterfactual. Jets havent made the playoffs in over a decade - the play was crappy, and they did not look good, but people were still fans. Woody Johnson might own the team and be viewed as lame politically, but the Jets are not Woody Johnson. He didn't rename the team the "New York Woodies" The Jets are something separate and sacred, independent of who owns them or how shitty they might be. US fans see total branding like on the Red Bull team, and immediately think I am not tethering my passion, hopes, and time on something that feels so inorganic AND isn't good and seemingly isn't trying to be good. 


I really think RBNY had some of the best, smartest, important fans in all of MLS, and RB global is just fucking abusing them, until they all disappear. 

The secrets of Harper's long sleeves?

30 August 2023 - 02:58 PM

I was wondering why Harper is always wearing long sleeves... gang tats? Any ideas? 

Is Vanzeir a bust?

09 August 2023 - 09:52 AM

This has been true every season for about 10 years. Makes it hard if you whiff on consecutive DP9 players over 3 years, though.

Sure a whiff, but they are gambling. They are looking for big payout players - relatively young, relatively unproven. Those are the sorts who with a good season can suddenly be worth 3x-10x what you paid for them. 


Get me a proven striker damn it. 

RB not interested in Neymar

08 August 2023 - 01:15 PM

I don't know much about this guy:

Managing Barça on Twitter: "| The MLS option is gaining strength for Neymar. @MatteMoretto https://t.co/HUAIPAM1XH" / X


He has good numbers in Fifa