are the Metros MLS' version of the Cubs?

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by okcomputer, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. okcomputer

    okcomputer Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    dc
    After watching them lose the final at home tonight, I wonder if they will ever win anything. Could they go another 80 years without winning anything? Will they be talking about the Stillatano curse in 80 years?
     
  2. Gar7

    Gar7 New Member

    Feb 7, 2001
    Southington, CT
    No, because you actually have to win something first before being compared to the Sox or Cubs.

    Wish I could have been there tonight, but I do not know if I really want to see the team lose a Cup Final.

    Anyone know how many fans showed?
     
  3. okcomputer

    okcomputer Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    dc
    They said 6k on tv
     
  4. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i think it was announced at around 6000 people.
     
  5. Gar7

    Gar7 New Member

    Feb 7, 2001
    Southington, CT
    Thank you. Sucky turnout. I had kids to watch, plus no cash for a ticket or transport to Jersey.
     
  6. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    5,183 this will be the last time they get to host the finals.
     
  7. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't be silly. They'll get a front office in there - eventually - that knows what the hell they're doing, and gives a damn, and they'll sell tons of tickets for future finals.

    As for now...well that's more than we can hope for.
     
  8. TomEaton

    TomEaton Member

    Mar 5, 2000
    Champaign, IL
    The Cubs are LOVABLE losers. The MetroStars are just losers.
     
  9. VON9905

    VON9905 New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Rack him.


    -Von
     
  10. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure was a darn shame one of your own fans did you in! Darn shame!

    At least the Metros don't put cork in their cleats!
     
  11. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Unfortunately, I was at the match. There were about 3K at most.

    There was Game 6 Red Sox/Yanks and a brutal wind the entire day. Hate to make excuses, but that's what it is.
     
  12. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't forget the fact that our front office didn't give a damn about the game.
     
  13. lightningback

    lightningback New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Carson
    Yes, their fans don't know how to write a thread title without giving away the result.
     
  14. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriously, why is that? I've read this a few places now.

    This was the first championship game the Metros have played in. Why would they not care?

    Are they stupid? Incompetent? Are they thieves? What's the story.

    Tim Leiweke seems like a damn sharp guy - why would he let a monkey Nick Sackosh** stay in charge this long?
     
  15. Shabs

    Shabs Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    NYC
    That about sums it up.
     
  16. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    For the Metros to be the Cubs people would need to feel sorry for them. Nobody feels any pity towards the Metros.
     
  17. Swede

    Swede New Member

    Feb 1, 2000
    Chicago IL
    The Metro Fans would also have to be loyal and show up to their championship games to be compared to the Cubs!
     
  18. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who feels pity towards the Cubs? Not me. I couldn't be happier that they and their yuppie-ass fans have to wait another year or 100.
     
  19. Etienne_72772

    Etienne_72772 Member+

    Oct 14, 1999
    Hasn't GM Nick (don't feel like spelling his last name) been working without a contract for like a year now? I suspect AEG are keeping him on right now because they feel that they need him for the stadium deal. But as soon as the stadium is finalized and a shovel hits dirt, he is out the door.
     
  20. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew

    I'm with ya. Maybe its just the liberal media tellingh me how everyone feels bad for the cubs. I don't know.
     
  21. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Comparing the Metros to the Cubs is wrong. A better comparison would be the Texas Rangers - unlovable overspending losers. Losers. Losers.
     
  22. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Overspending on what?? Promoting important games? Season ticket drives? Getting the football lines off the field? We're unlovable underspending losers - sorta like Dallas, NE and Columbus. Everyone else is either merely unlovable, underspending, or losers.
     
  23. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Member+

    Aug 14, 2000
    Berkeley
    Club:
    Connecticut
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You list the Cosmos as one of your teams, and rail on about the Metros overspending?
     
  24. eric d

    eric d Member

    Sep 9, 1998

    Bingo- we have a winner.

    I have suspected for awhile that I would not be the least bit surprised to Nick stretching this out so he has a little job security.
     
  25. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I should have clarified myself: Secret cap-busting unlovable losers. The difference w/ the NASL & MLS was the salary cap for the rest of the league.

    And, while I do think the Cosmos spending was responsible for retarding the growth of American players, it was rampant expansion that ultimately doomed the league.
     

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