Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Kqql, Nov 9, 2003.
This is getting ridiculous. Next thing you know I'll be a potential SJ owner.
See, this is how these things get so miscommunicated in the first place. No where did they say the team would be named Bayer USA. What they said was that the company Bayer USA could take over the operation of the San Jose franchise. Bayer USA is the US division of Bayer.
We need to learn to read these things in context. They're speaking of Bayer the company.
It's just another rumor anyway, but at least we can get the rumors straight.
i think Bayer is a big operation not only consist of football. Isn't Bayer a big media company? Let's look at this way, if we let the mexican into our pool, why not the german?
Um... Can any of you read english? Seriously, it says it's a pharmaceutical company. As in Bayer aspirin....
That was my point, they're speaking of the company, not the Leverkusen team.
Would you rename the team "Crazy_Quakes_Fan USA"?
There was a reason I but a "QUESTION MARK (?)" at the end of subject
Bayer to buy Earthquakes and name them Bayer USA? ,
it meant that I questioned/suggested that the team could be named Bayer USA.
(Yes, I can read Ingelse, Espanol, Deutsch , and Alien.), but do you know what (?) means.
Moreover, if Bayer USA buys the team,
then the Earthquakes name will change to "Bayer Something", like their parent company Bayer AG ( Multi-national chemicals and health care corporation based in Leverkusen, Germany) name is refelected in their team "Bayer Leverkusen" in Germany.
Hence, Bayer USA will use the name "Bayer USA" or "Bayer Something or " Bayer San Jose" , to reflect the soccer team in the USA, like their Parent company does in Germany.
I dont like MLS become a farm league for a bunch of foreign teams. I dont like it becoming a patchwork of foreignh teams to see who can get their names on an existing team first. I knew the Chivas thing would start this. This sucks. I bet it drives more fans away.
i dont much about mls so correct me if i am wrong. foreign teams are wanting to come and take over or make new teams. these are companies that are strong financially and wouldnt mind losing a little money. no matter what their interests are as of now they would have to work within the league rules and only be able to bring a few players to the team without using the draft, they would have to use the draft to get young americans in, and could not just ship over players to their home team when they want cuz they would be owned by mls. even if single entity went away would it not still help the league?
Correct in every aspect. MLS is not going to let control of the league go to an I/O. They own the players and they make the trades, not the I/Os. As Guy pointed out, the criteria in judging whether these entries should be allowed is whether it is good for US Soccer, does it develop US players, does it make for a better game in the US?
In a perfect world that would be the only thing driving the MLS. But this is not a perfect world. And I'm afraid that is more than evident in the whole deal with the Chivas.
Give me big headaches Please no more post here too many ridiculous story.
Real Madrid buy San Jose and rename to Real Marid USA
AS Roma buy San Jose and rename to AS Roma USA
take two Bayers and relax
Forget Bayer, I heard a rumor that the Mexican television giant Televisa was interested in buying the whole d&%* league and renaming it MFL USA.
you know, we support two of the same sides LAGF...heheheh...at least you can take consolation that we giallarossi came back to beat those fascist Lazio scum on the strength of two brazilian goals!
OR this could simply be the start of corporate advertising on MLS kits. San Jose on the Back with BAYER adverts on the front of the kits....
to me it would make more sense, if, and i stress if, Bayer were to purchase the beloved quakes, to simply advertise on the fron than change the name for the second time. or third if you want to count the NASL change to Blackhawks dissolving into the Clash back to the Quakes....ask goodsport...too tired to clarify.
I'd love to see Bayer USA taking over.
Agreed with Toffees_Rule - there's no reason for them to rename the team.
They will only try to put a good soccer on the field, to take CONCACAF Confed. Cup seriously (additional exposure in Mexico, and other countries), promote American game in Europe as well, etc.
And this will put any rumors about ethnic-based "Club America del Norte" or "San Jose Diving Goats" to the end!
Agreed...this is not a team that is in need of re-launching or re-imaging or re-naming or re-branding (as the MFL rumours have it). It's just in need of some support. And if anything has proven that the Earthquakes are worthy of stand-alone branding...last night's game was it. I think a re-branding would kill it...it would sure kill me.
What we discussed yesterday was that the last thing we need right now is another off season with a front office up in the air. We need to keep marketing/promoting the team. So whatever happens things either need to change or stay the same immediately. Not waiting until January, not waiting to December. I mean immediately.
Things are progressing with this team now. We don't need the mistake (once again) of an office season without a front office.
Agreed with Erin.
Garber is expected to make some announcements just before the MLS Cup - we'll see what comes out and then go from there.
This scenario could end up like the Krafts shuttling better players over to the better team. If Bayer bought the 'Quakes, they could easily shuttle LD over to Europe where he doesn't want to be. LD said he has considered returning to Europe, but only if the situation was completely different than what he went through. I just see this as Bayer throwing a fit...
Remember, all players signed contracts with MLS, not the teams. Whoever owns San Jose, cannot do anything about Landon going/not going to Europe.
Watch the verbage. Remember the i/o does not own a team.