The MetroStars were awful. The name MetroStars was awful. And the uniforms were meh. Im glad the club is trying to do small things to appreciate the history, but I dont need a ton of reminders of a team that was perpetually under .500 and no one attended the matches. If anything, this season will be a good way to honor the 25 years, were not going to be good and the stadium will be empty.
parking at Giant Stadium was AMAZING - roll up 15 kick off, get a beer and get front row seats.
(i love a dirt lot and all but getting out of there is a pain in the neck)
The ad was on the corner of 7th Avenue and 33rd Street, directly in front of Penn Station, which has 650,000 users a day, a couple hundred thousand of which see RBA out the window of their train every day.
They should have included a note - You may have seen this spaceship out the PATH window - come visit!
embrace the NJ aspect, directly engage with customers to get repeat business and cross promote with Ironbound and supporters groups
Reference North/Central Jersey has 4 million people which is greater than other markets - Minn, Denver, Charlotte
(he didn't mention how to market strategy your way to better access via car but hey cross promote with parking in Ironbound helps with parking/access issues. I guess off ramp from Rt 280 is a different thread....)
Me - I think the biggest barrier is CAR ACCESS and Engagement.
He likes Ninja as a jersey reveal model as the guy has mad followers
We need this guy
Ice to the Eskimos: How to Market a Product Nobody WantsJon Spoelstra
KC? LA? San Jose? Dallas? No one has a classic logo make a return.
Of course, RB didn't "truly" embrace club history. But this small detail is not something they had to do. Watch the video with Sean Davis, who grew up a MetroStars fan, being excited about "red and black". I've criticized RB more than most over the years, but, given the circumstances, this is good on them.
Still wish we had the stripes.
Can I get a rainbow KC wavy rainbow jersey.
STAR > stripes
But heck the NYRB2 jerseys should be the next color scheme.
Serious question: If the offseason ended today, is there anyone (not named Denis) who would give the overall rating as anything other than an F?....Is there something lower than that?
Its pretty risky. Not saying I am happy with it when other teams are splashing the $$$ and shopping in better markets (even those team that have not spent in the past).
Would MUCH rather that.
Lots of uncertainty, little names and $$ spend but seems to be aligning with RBG strategy of finding players that fit their playing style, are undervalued and they can develop or develop/sell.
- Got significantly younger
- actually linked to players this off season
- brought in 2 new USYNT players. 1 of 2 fills 2 potential positions of need in LB and 8
- getting 2 deep at most every position
- brought back Sims
- got rid of player who was a problem and under performing in Murillo and even got $$ for him while clearing way for next quality player in Duncan to have shot to lock down starting RB position (and even defend)
- allowed / cut ties with unproductive aging club legend BWP to go instead of sticking with him and taking up time for next proven goalscorer at that position Brian White and provide time for young development player in J$ (regardless if you think J$ will never develop)
- allowed cut ties with club legend Robles to go instead of sticking with him and taking up time for next starter at that position
- have 2 other USMNT/USYNT players on back line (ALo and Duncan)
------- although I still think ALo gets transferred now or summer latest
- also allows space for our homegrowns to get MLS playing time to see what they can do (Stroud)
- and the window doesn't even open until Feb :-)
and there is always the summer once the analytics / scouts really get going
oh and continues to help promote the model that NYRB can develop players, is a place for youth to come develop/play and maybe move to Europe. Which is not a bad reputation to have since the academies soon can recruit nationally.