Almost Two Months to Go ...

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  1. JayFunkeyFresh

    Jul 10, 2004
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How excited are you for this season? I still find myself scurrying for Crew-related tidbits here and in the media, but overall I feel more blah about this season than I can ever remember being.

    Gonzo's gone. Ned's gone. GBS is leaving soon. We don't have a DP. Marshall's health's up in the air. Sigi's an idiot. The NorthEnd's kaput. Our draft status is unclear. There seems to be less Kool Aid talk. Etc. Etc.

    Frankly, the brightest part of the offseason was the establishment of Mitchell's blog.
     
  2. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    True that.
     
  3. 9 Rush

    9 Rush Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    C'bus
    I was gong to start a thread long these lines. I mean, pre-season start today and what do we have to show for it?

    Brian Carroll?
     
  4. smithnwesson

    smithnwesson New Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    Wait, wait...no...

    We also have steel girders jutting out of the stadium. I do believe those were delivered in the offseason.

    In all seriousness though, I am looking forward to this season. I really hope Robbie Rogers has a breakout year, and I'm looking forward to see the Crew finally bring in a designated player, hopefully a forward who can be Golden Boot level.
     
  5. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I guarantee we go deep into the playoffs this year.
     
  6. TheImposter

    TheImposter Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Centerville, OH
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You need a fourth option: "I still love this team and really wish I could feel excited and positive about the season, I really do, please somebody give me a reason to".
     
  7. TheBoyAintRight

    TheBoyAintRight New Member

    May 10, 1999

    Truth...I'd vote for this one.

    TBAR
     
  8. Pauncho

    Pauncho Member+

    Mar 2, 1999
    Bexley, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Exactly my feelings as well. I suspect, and hope, that some personnel moves will be made in the next nine weeks that will provide me with the feeling of optimism.

    But this needs to be said, too. Sixth place, three years in a row, is not good enough. '06 we can write off to first year of a new coach and a historic run of injuries. '07 wore out my last bit of patience. Too many good players have gone because they were unhappy. Some of it is the natural desire of 20-somethings to live someplace hipper than Columbus, Ohio. Some more of it has to be the natural desire of a sports league to see success in the big markets which, because sports is a zero sum game, requires failure in the small markets. But there have been too many talented, unhappy players for that to be the complete explanation. Some of it has to be personal. If this team doesn't at least make it into the playoffs in '08, fire the coach.
     
  9. Crew14

    Crew14 Member

    Apr 11, 2000
    Brunswick
    Ah. It must be getting close to February. Like the robins and the buzzards of Hinckley, Hang's optomism returns once again meaning the season is nigh.
     
  10. DGA57

    DGA57 Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    Dublin, OH
    +1.

    I would have voted for this one instead of the one I chose.
     
  11. DGA57

    DGA57 Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    Dublin, OH
    Unfortunately we all know that Hang's Kool-Aid is filled with false promises. See Crew 2005, 2006, 2007, Notre Dame 2007, Notre Dame Bowl Games since 1990, etc.
     
  12. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, if you've been stupid enough to be drinking Notre Dame Kool-Aid, you deserve exactly what you've been getting.
     
  13. ua6870

    ua6870 New Member

    Mar 29, 2007
    "I still love this team and really wish I could feel excited and positive about the season, I really do, please somebody give me a reason to".

    Well, at least we didn't get relegated to a lower league like West Brom, Charlton, and Watford did last year in the EPL. Getting relegated would be a serious emotional drag.

    What's that B Archer? MLS league doesn't have relegation? But, you think we should be relegated to USL any way just for general incompetence? Oh. Nerver mind.
     
  14. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Notre Dame doesn't have kool-aid that have holy water, you philistine.
     
  15. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um, isn't that what the crystal clear kool-aid is?
     

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