12/16/05: After Shock

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by GPK, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. westsidepunk

    westsidepunk New Member

    May 31, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Did the Quakes MLS Cup titles even get this much ink? I am saddened reading these articles and I am not even an Earthquakes fan.
     
  2. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a close call. The Quakes got about a day of ink after the '03 Cup. Probably a little more now that it comes atop of the ongoing political scandals in San Jose.
     
  3. denver_mugwamp

    denver_mugwamp New Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
  4. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Hmmm. I just now thought about this:

    One advantage to moving SJ --> Houston is that it gives Houston an instant team sans the whole expansion growing pains...

    ... in order to maximize interest in a Dallas-Houston rivalry.

    I guarantee that the Houston games will be a big draw in Frisco right away.

    Pennies compared to the long-haul, but creating demand is h-uge in SSSs.
     
  5. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Or AEG now has teams/concert venues in the 4 largest markets in the US.
     
  6. Honore de Ballsac

    Oct 28, 2005
    France.
    Huh. Let's see how they compare to LA/SJ games, in terms of tix sold and atmosphere.

    But FYI, Houston is not just getting an established team. They're getting a young, exciting team that happens to one of the best, record-wise, in MLS history.
     
  7. Nochum

    Nochum Member

    Jun 27, 2005
    Riverside, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anyone know if Houston will be called the Earthquakes or something else? Team colors? Logo?
     
  8. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Something else. Nickname, colors, and logos stay behind. Same players, though.
     
  9. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    *All* players in contract...
     
  10. jbeall

    jbeall New Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    NJ by way of GA
  11. Michael CM1

    Michael CM1 New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Atlanta, Georgia: US
    The Houston Rock-a-fire Explosion. Their mascot will be a big singing bear and mouse.
     
  12. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What team and concert venue does AEG have in Philadelphia?
     
  13. SA14mars

    SA14mars Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was gonna say Dallas, but Phili works too...

    I think he meant regionally. - northeast/east coast, southwest/west coast, south gulf coast, and midwest/great plains
     
  14. SA14mars

    SA14mars Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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