General thoughts after attending the Giant's opener last night

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  1. supermetros

    supermetros New Member

    Aug 20, 2001
    Park Ridge, NJ
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In no particular order:

    1) I can't believe they charge $15 for parking at Giant games. I thought $10 for the Metros was a rip-off.
    2) GS looks really nice completely full. I dream of a day like that for the Metros with a supporters club a couple thousand strong. Then again I'd settle for a 30k soccer-only stadium but we won't beat that dead horse.
    3) I love football but at times it seems extremely boring with soooo many stoppages and TV timeouts. At least, at home, those breaks are a good time to go get another beer or go see what's on MTV.
    4) Speaking of beer, they had every beer cart open and yet there were still extremely long lines. Not sure if soccer fans just don't drink enough or that 1 beer per person thing makes the lines longer.
    5) I think we ended up parking in NY and taking a shuttle in, which still drops you about 200 yds away from the gate.
    6) Lastly, I forgot how Giant fans (except for the occasional swear at the ref, well maybe not so occasional) are really quiet. They sit for most of the game and only cheer when the other team is about to score. God bless the ESC.

    Basically, I can't wait for the DC game!

    Go Metros!!!
  2. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    Ill save you the time. Its either the VMA's 151st repeat or the 50millionth time they show that weeks Real World episode.
  3. I like football, but the game has gotten so commercialized. There is a set of commercials after every change of possession. thats what I like so much about soccer, they play straight through.
  4. jamison

    jamison Member

    Sep 25, 2000
    They charged $ 15 for parking at the real-roma game too, so that must be their "large gate" parking charge.

    I too have gotten a bit sick of football. I love it, but what other sport plays a 60 minute game for 3+ hours? Seriously? Watching a football game is an excercise in stacatto boredom. 9 seconds of action, sit on your butt for 60 seconds. Every other play is a tv time out. Just shocking.

    Soccer games are 2 hours, and that includes the crap pre-game, halftime and the crap post game, plus an extra 30 minutes of playing time. And basketball is a joke too. The first 3 quarters (12 min each) take about 20+ minutes each to play. The last 12 mins take about 45.

    I got free tickets to a Giants game 3 yrs ago and was also surprised by how quiet the stadium was. It got loud twice, once on a kickoff return for a touchdown that was called back by a penalty (ahem), and the other time was to boo the crap QB they drafted from Duke, Dave Brown (he was on the Cardinals at the time). Other than that, crickets. And the Giants won the game 34-7, so it wasn't a game lacking in something to cheer. Giants fans get loud for touchdowns, but that's about it. And the frenzied cheering lasts for 60 seconds.

    I really hope Thursday is the last game we ever play at GS. I really don't care where else we are, but I have had it with that dump.
  5. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    No wonder the Stadium Faschists are so anti-soccer-ESC. They are used to 60k sheep, peacefully munching the junkfood, and rarely standing except to make a trip to the john.

    We gotta get outa this place!
  6. bert patenaude

    Apr 16, 2001
    White Plains, NY
    I cannot watch NFL anymore. I always give it a try and I always fall asleep. I was watching the 3rd quarter after the Metros game ended and had to turn it off. Simply unwatchable.
  7. I find the older i get the only sport i can watch anymore is soccer. I used to follow them all, but i find the other ones to be too slow moving and they have very little action in them. I love how the play never stops in soccer and it is all done in 2 hours. Baseball, football, and hockey all take minimum 3 hours to finish. Basketball i still like though.
  8. Rsherwin

    Rsherwin New Member

    Jun 16, 2001
    When I was @ the Giants game it was awesome. I don't know where you were sitting but the crowd erupted many a time. I agree though, we paid only $10 for parking but parked next to the continental airlines arena, it was a good game. Beer lines were HUGE.

  9. PSUdude

    PSUdude New Member

    Dec 15, 1998
    Elmhurst, Queens, NY
    It's amazing....after 1 regular season hame (and several pre-season games), the field looks like it's ready for the NFL playoffs!!!!
  10. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Totally agree with you, which makes me wonder about the people who claim they don't like soccer because it LACKS action (along with a penchant for low scoring). I think as soccer fans our perception of what is and is not action has changed. Mere busy-ness is not action: squads of players moving on and off the field, forming lines of scrimmage, 25 seconds of crunch, more players moving on and off the field -- and then there is baseball's endless repetition of pitcher-catcher, broken up with hits, runs and errors; the constant, single pace and substituting in hockey, the see-saw run-and-dunk of basketball...

    Obviously, fans of the big sports see and appreciate much more than I do, but I do realize something is there that appeals to the millions that watch Monday Night Football. What is laughable is their inability to acknowledge a more realistic or natural concept of action, and a different point of view.
  11. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member+

    Jun 3, 2001
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    That's because Giants tickets have been passed on from generation to generation, usually onto ones which have little or no passion for the Giants that their father, grandfather or whoever had, when they originally purchased the tix. Things will never change because the waiting list for Giants tickets are in the thousands.

    Also, "real" fans like most of us here can't afford to get season tickets. You wanna get season tix for the Nets this year? Prices were hiked so high, you'll need to take out a mortgage.

    Also, be careful for what you wish for (about the 30K stadium). Eventually, the Metros will have their own stadium, but what makes you think their prices will stay the same? If (or when ) soccer reaches the popularity of the other major sports, you won't have "real" fans at Metros games either. The same individuals who are asking for your assistance in getting help from the politicians for pulling this off are the same one's who won't hesitate to send ticket prices skyrocketing. They won't care whether you're from the ESC, a soccer mom, or a Metro fan who actually came during the '99 season.
  12. metrosarenumberone

    metrosarenumberone New Member

    Jul 27, 2002
    Landing, NJ

    the games are 4 15 minute quarters buddy
  13. metrosarenumberone

    metrosarenumberone New Member

    Jul 27, 2002
    Landing, NJ
    anyone gonna buy season tix for the nj storm? oi will be, i got my own little supporters group "the eye of the storm" we have a huge banner that stretches a whole section in the second level, nbut only 6000 people are at the games so noone is getting their seats taken away.
  14. Speedball

    Speedball Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Harrison Stadium
    A.) He said football is a 60 minute game (4 x 15 = 60) that takes 3+ hours to play.

    B.) What the hell is the NJ Storm?
  15. PSUdude

    PSUdude New Member

    Dec 15, 1998
    Elmhurst, Queens, NY

    apparently, the team that uses the same ad firm as the Metros
  16. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The NHL would rule if they adopted the international rules, especially the 15 second face-offs.

    I agree with the general thoughts of the thread. After attending a couple Nets playoff games (never thought I'd type those words together) you realize how looooong the TV timeouts are. Just kills the crowd.
  17. metrosarenumberone

    metrosarenumberone New Member

    Jul 27, 2002
    Landing, NJ
    dont forget, a murderer is the owner.
  18. ToddP25

    ToddP25 Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    Actually, he is an alleged manslaughterer....

    that was fun to type.
  19. PSUdude

    PSUdude New Member

    Dec 15, 1998
    Elmhurst, Queens, NY
    so, the Browns and MLB are ran by an alledged crooks, so what your point???

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