Is it me, or does Jack Mac look a bit like Aaron Paul?
I just found this in the MLS tag; and it reminded me of some things I’ve been wanting to rant about.
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RIVALS: WE ALL HATE RED BULL. WE ALL HATE RED BULL. You’ll learn that chant quickly. The New York Red Bulls are despised. They’re like a Manchester United that never wins any trophies. They buy expensive players and whore themselves out, but have gone 16 seasons without a cup. (Learn this, too: 16 YEARS, NO CUP.) Philadelphia and New York will always be sports rivals. We find them snotty. They call us filthy. I could go on for a while… Other nearby teams include DC United (their stadium is falling down) and New England Revolution (who are in shambles right now so we just laugh at them.)< snip >
Nothing personal against OP; but about Union fans in general:
>”Learn this, too: 16 YEARS, NO CUP.”
For fans of a team that also has no cups, you guys sure love to use that chant. Here’s an idea: why not win a cup first, and then talk? At least the other teams who chant that against us have actual trophies to brag about.
Say what you want about DC, but you can’t argue with their trophy cabinet.
You also use “We have as many cups as you and we just got our team”, which doesn’t make any sense, because Portland and Montreal can also now use the same chant against you.
If you had one cup and we had one cup, I’d understand, but having an empty trophy cabinet is nothing to brag about.
>”They buy expensive players and whore themselves out”
I think it’s funny how we,’re “whoring” ourselves out, but you guys are the ones sponsored by Bimbo. Also “they buy expensive players”? Seriously? This is sports, what are you expecting us to do? At least we don’t reward our star players by shipping them to Vancouver.
No one has ever explained to me why Philly hates us, other than “You’re a New York team!”. And? NY and Chicago haven’t really gotten along as far as sports go (Rangers/Blackhawks, Knicks/Bulls), you don’t see us having a rivalry with the Fire. Hell, look at Boston; we hate Boston! But we don’t really consider the Revs our rivals either.
Us and DC, we have a history between us. Us and you guys? Nothing. Instead of forcing the rivalry, why not just let things grow naturally over time?
You guys know we only really focus on DC, right?
I don’t know why Union fans make a point of calling us the “NJ Red Bulls”.
We started out as the NY/NJ Metrostars; we’re not ashamed of our fans over in Jersey. It’s not an insult in the least. Besides, a good portion of the fans who support any major Philly sports team come from South Jersey, and it’s not like you guys play in the city on your badge, either.
If you want to talk smack, that’s cool, but I’m sure you can do better than that. I heard “New Jersey Sugar Water” once before; that one was pretty good. :p
We have to accept that this is a global sport. I don’t see anyone from Europe coming to make a great impact in the NBA, American football or baseball, and they all have their local heroes.
Tryin’ to sign ‘em so y’all need to hide your Ching, hide your Mapp, and hide your Ricketts, ‘cause he’s signing everybody out here.