MLS a major sport?

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  1. usagoal

    usagoal Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Las Vegas
    No MLS next summer?

    At least that's what an e-mail from ESPN told me.

    The WNBA--for a guy...
    Looking for a sport that has game, no millionaire-player disputes, and the best uniforms around? The WNBA is for you. Besides all that, it might be the only major sport around next summer, so jump on the bandwagon now and be cooler than your friends. Now, if we could only do something about the team nicknames... WNBA on ESPN


    If the WNBA qualifies as a "major sport"...well I think the MLS should too :D
     
  2. RutgerB

    RutgerB New Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    occupied Dietsland
    Re: No MLS next summer?

    OMG dont tell me the US has sinken this low.
     
  3. CrimsunSun

    CrimsunSun New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Re: No MLS next summer?

    This is the key part to this email. ABC just signed a contract with WNBA (as a condition of getting the NBA I believe) and ALL of these games will be on ESPN (or more likely the Deuce).

    They're desperate for viewers and sent out this email to try and convince you its acceptable to watch the WNBA. It's not. Any man who watches the WNBA has already been castrated and really isn't a man.

    Now if MLS had a "big brother" organization that demanded they be part of their TV contract, you would see the same type of emails.

    So don't worry about it. A basketball league where the players can't even dunk is not a major sport and the folks at ESPN realize this.
     
  4. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Though it is offensive that the WNBA is considered a "major sport" by ESPN's marketing robots, in spite of declining TV ratings and nose-diving attendance.
     
  5. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    usagoal,

    Don't start threads saying "No MLS Next Summer?" on the News and Analysis board.

    ************.

    GPK
     
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  6. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Good editing.
     
  7. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is one weak-ass letter from ESPN.
     
  8. usagoal

    usagoal Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Las Vegas
    Sorry about that.
     
  9. usagoal

    usagoal Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Las Vegas
     
  10. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    "MLS" is not a "sport".

    Please try again.
     
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  11. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    damn straight... it's the meaning of life... now get it right guys
     
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  12. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm with you, but why don't you change it?
     
  13. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    And please don't call it "the MLS"
     
  14. Laramie4OKC

    Laramie4OKC New Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Looking at the sports which are emerging today like the Arena Football League (AFL), Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Major League Soccer (MLS), I would say that Major League Soccer has the best chance of becoming the next major professional sport behind Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL).
     
  15. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    With latest crowds in the A-League, MLS fans better starter to worry about themeselves.
    25,000 Seattle Sounders
    Portland Timbers 6,500
    Minnesota 7,000
    Montreal 7,000
    Rochester just under 10,000
    Vancouver close to a selling out a small stadium I think the A-League its taken the advantage of the USA national team success better then the MLS.
    I see some of the bigger owners pushing for a top A-League division in the near future.
    Don't be surprise if the Tampa Bay Rowdies are back in 2003.
     
  16. usagoal

    usagoal Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Las Vegas
    The Ok!
     
  17. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Arggggghhhhhh

    AFL, WNBA, and MLS are not sports. Please use the English and/or American English languages properly.
     
  18. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leeds United FC
    MLS is a great sport.
     
  19. Benedict XVI

    Benedict XVI Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Ciudad del Encanto
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL.
     
  20. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    Arrgghhh is right. I don't believe in nitpicking or correcting typos, ect. But making this mistake over and over again is annoying.
     
  21. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    That's assuming there will be a next. I've always felt the NHL has a tenuous grasp on the "Major" label to begin with. NBA, on the other hand, has firmly become a top league.

    Arena football isn't really trying to be a major league, but has been remarkably successful. I'm surprised at how quickly the league has taken off. It's great for the players and fans. Now we've got a from of minor league football Given the talent level, it's pretty high quality entertainment, though I'm not much of a gridiron fan.
     
  22. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I mene if your gonne come on to a Analysis board, the good way to make a bad impersonation is to make uncoherent phrasing. Or imcomprehensile subjects. The occaisional typo is one thing, but butchering the grammer of you're premise is a great way to get ridiculed or best yet ingnoured.
     
  23. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    usagoal is quoting the ESPN e-mail. Ges.
    Is it a major league then? ************.
    Who cares what ESPN says anyway.
    Chip, please remove yourself from my shoulder.
     
  24. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078

    nah, tis good to show passion... something not involved (imo) in arena football or the wnba by the fans

    i mean, sure some people will show up to an arena football match for the hitting... but no one is really going to give a rat's ass about who wins and loses

    mls is great, because the fans are intense... and intensity is contagious... so keep the chip
     
  25. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Hey, I go to Arena football whenever I have the chance. And no, I certainly don't watch the game. Have you seen the babes they've got dancing around at those games? Holy smokes!
     

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