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Right Back

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#1355936 Lade retires

Posted by Right Back on 23 October 2019 - 09:10 AM

I don't think it's shameful at all. I just prefer to hold professional soccer players to a higher standard than "tries really hard". This is more of an indication on American soccer culture in general - fast running, hard working players are more valued than skillful ones. It's affecting soccer at all levels, starting in the youth ranks, and I guess reflects fan perceptions as well.

People aren't evaluating his ability to impact games, they're thanking someone for their efforts as they fucking retire. I think it's a good move on his part and good for the team at this point. If I had any faith in this organization I would say it's good to have the cap space freed up for a new option. Doesn't mean people can't be happy with his effort (the only thing he can control) and thank him for it. 

#1351553 Petke coached RSL

Posted by Right Back on 13 August 2019 - 09:04 AM

Outrage culture claims another victim:
1982: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=Q81NnURns6w

I love Petke but he isn't a victim here. I think firing him is debatable, but I can't really be mad at RSL for it. I agree that Petke shouldn't be banished for all time, I haven't read anyone saying that, but firing a public facing employee for using slurs in the workplace seems to be a pretty standard reaction. What would happen if you called someone that in your workplace?  

#1345789 Metro - Montreal Game Thread

Posted by Right Back on 09 May 2019 - 09:45 AM

We need to learn simple fucking passing and movement off the ball. The number of times we sat around with the ball in possession, no one got open, and then we just pumped a long ball or tried to force a pass through defenders and hope they just whiff was astonishing for a professional soccer team. 

#1338918 Attendance again

Posted by Right Back on 10 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

I'm probably naive, but I think the whole "named after a soft drink" argument is overdone. I seriously doubt that a meaningful number of potential fans have chosen not to support the team because it's a marketing vehicle, and I doubt rebranding would result in a noticeable increase in support.  At least it's a decent team name and logo!  It's not like it's the 'New York Coca-Colas' or the 'New York Snapples.'  And the argument about the team name having no connection to the community also rings hollow for me.  New York Giants? Skyscrapers, maybe.  New York Rangers? Nicknamed 'Tex's Rangers' after their owner, George 'Tex' Rickard, then president of MSG. 

I feel like your last example runs counter to your point, since it is a name that has a direct connection to the team's history and arose organically. Also just because the name could be worse, doesn't mean it's good or not having a negative effect either.


I know for a fact it is a factor that has contributed to my loss of enthusiasm, and I've experienced people dismissing the team on those grounds. I guess we just disagree on our perception of whether or not it is a big enough factor to warrant consideration. I think it is significant enough, a lot of people disagree. Fair enough. 

#1338907 Attendance again

Posted by Right Back on 10 January 2019 - 02:12 PM

You will never concede this, but your personal feelings about "the ick factor" are very much a minority opinion.    RB is a hugely popular, successful brand, with a very positive connection to people of a certain age and younger.   For everyone seeing it as a negative, there is an equal or greater number who see it as a positive.   

How young are we talking? I'm 25 and I say fuck having your team named after a corporation, and although I get how it works in individual sports like snowboarding, racing, etc I find the concept of having your team named after a soft-drink abhorrent. It has played a major factor in curbing how much time/money I've spent on this team. 


I can also say anytime someone has asked me what team I follow, there is almost always a negative reaction to our name, ranging from mild amusement to pure disdain. Similar to what many have said about nothing being 'the factor' either in terms of drawing or repulsing fans, I think this is definitely a factor that has limited the team's ability to draw in fans and keep them. 


I specifically think it is the very personalities who would drive game-day experience and a sense of shared community, the type of people who could help create more of a culture around the team,  who are driven away by the name. I'd hazard a guess that people who want to jump around and scream for ninety minutes and pour their heart and soul into something would find it hard to do so while shouting the name of a giant corporation.



Just my take/two cents, but what do I know, I'm just a dumb millennial and the soccer has the youngest viewership/following of any sport in the U.S... 

#1338903 Abang's loan terminated

Posted by Right Back on 10 January 2019 - 01:47 PM

Honestly, if he survives the legal side of it I couldn't care less. Who gives a damn if he's smoking weed in the middle of the offseason?

#1336207 Advance MLS Cup tickets

Posted by Right Back on 15 November 2018 - 02:37 PM

Also ESC would be ideal, I haven't been since 14'

#1312548 Chicago won the Dax trade, alright

Posted by Right Back on 26 October 2017 - 11:16 AM

Hey, can you enjoy a win without shitting on a good guy and our former captain who bled for this team?


Dax was fantastic all night with the exception of the third goal where he is definitely at fault. He honestly looked like the only guy who came to play for Chicago, so in a way yea, they did well in trading for their best player.

#1310302 DC sucks donkey balls

Posted by Right Back on 25 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

Don't worry Brian I think (think) that most people on here are rational adults who can separate a father from his pre-pubescent son and not blame the kid for the dad's transgressions. It's just a funny coincidence

#1293122 Dax traded for $400k allocation

Posted by Right Back on 16 January 2017 - 08:16 PM

Fuck this team.

#1290860 USA World Cup Qualifiers

Posted by Right Back on 21 November 2016 - 07:00 PM

Praise be (insert diety here) that his reign of terror is over, and it was not short enough. I can never forgive him for stabbing Donovan in the back and then just insulting our intelligence by claiming that Donovan was not technically on par with a national team that included the likes of Chris fucking Wondolowski. 

#1267401 2nd town hall

Posted by Right Back on 03 September 2015 - 05:47 PM

I personally have only watched one game that wasn't on a tv where I was all season, and I have not attended any games for the first season  since following the team. A lot of RBO people have conflicted feelings but attend games, and while I have some disagreement with that I respect people doing what they're comfortable with. So the reason you don't see a lot of RBO people all the time is because they're boycotting. 

#1250216 Red Bull New York II

Posted by Right Back on 24 March 2015 - 06:14 PM

So are we just gonna put that one kid we signed out against a full eleven and watch him get massacred ala Southpark Washington vs. Dallas?

#1249854 Protest ideas?

Posted by Right Back on 22 March 2015 - 06:35 PM

They held up a banner that said legends deserve better. They apparently did some Petke chants but I didn't hear them on tv.

I didn't pay for my ESC membership yet either and after all this I may not bother.

Yea, not at all strong enough of a response. They just lost a member from 2007-2014.

#1247270 Some people have been to Siberia

Posted by Right Back on 06 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

Y'all motherfuckers best stop talking shit about the Southern Tier and Syracuse. It may be a rusted out shit sandwich, but its MY rusted out shit sandwich damnit. Only people from there get to shit on it. Bingo and proud. And to the gentleman who said Syracuse smells like shit driving by, I can honestly say nothing in Syracuse or the Southern Tier smells as bad as the Passaic.