Rapids Going Green

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by Bonji, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For one match. The funniest part of this:

    Looks to me like the Rapids are trying to twist the knife in the Beckham wound...well done.
     
  2. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can I suggest only cold water in the visiting locker room?

    Not sure on this one, I like the bright and crisp display for replays...
     
  3. RedFive

    RedFive Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    Salt Lake City
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Replays are a must but the rest of the flashing lights during the game will not be missed by me.
     
  4. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good point. Whenever the displays go all yellow/red when a card is issued I start wondering if somebody just called for a Red Alert on the bridge of the Enterprise...
     
  5. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    So they build a stadium in bum ******** Egypt, where all the fans have to drive to it, and now they want to be green, eh? There's a lot of good reasons for it to be where it is. But to come out and get all green about things seems a bit like a guy gushing about his never ending love to his wife a few hours after banging a hooker.

    And who doesn't "carpool" to a sports game?


    That aside, nice PR move by the Rapids in general. Not much to risk or cost to it & a chance to get some attention in the news.

    I too love the LA/Beckham dig snuck in there. After all what's wrong with encouraging people to "recycle" those Beckham jerseys? :D
     
  6. Dom. FC

    Dom. FC Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Central US
    No light rail might be a more fair criticism, the land itself was 'recycled' (as a more central site might have been with the right incentives) but Commerce City set the bar pretty high for sweetening the deal.

    Maybe it was in the release but this would be a natural to also promote the Pass-Back program. The team that recycles the most gear wins a 'Humanitarian' award from non-profit Pass-Back and for profit sponsor Eurosport.
     
  7. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is that every team? I thought only certain teams were competing for that.
     
  8. angrywhiteman

    angrywhiteman Member

    May 26, 2004
    CO Mountains
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When I saw the thread title I thought we were changing jersey colors again...
     
  9. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You never know...
     
  10. Rorysm

    Rorysm New Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Hidden in a Cave
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought maybe they were wearing a special green jersey or selling a green t-shirt.

    Here's some other thoughts:
    "-Departmental resource cutbacks: each Rapids and Stadium department will individually make cutbacks in their areas for this game to contribute to the Play Clean Night"

    Is this Kronke's way of announcing staffing cuts? To help the environment, our fan-relations officer is fired. So are the parking lot attendants. Also, don't expect anyone to answer the phones anymore.

    "-display boards at the stadium to show fans savings on the night"

    This is the way they're announcing a switch from electronic signs to posterboard and magic marker. Someone's kid brother will be setting by the field to keep track of the score also.


    Also, while you bring in your Beckham jerseys and shirts, go ahead and bring in those Burciaga Jr bobble heads to recycle. If you bring in four items to recycle you get to start at leftback.
     
  11. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's some textbook Rapids planning:

    Gate D is the gate that is directly across from the new tailgate location for the SG's.

    Now I realize its not that big of a deal to walk around the other side of the Cantina to gate E or around the corner to gate C, but when you pick a gate to close why pick the one gate your SG's are going to want to come through?
     
  12. NL1NateDogg

    NL1NateDogg New Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Loveland
    Nitpicky... Have you been chugging down caffeinated again Jason???:rolleyes:
     
  13. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I pretty much admitted as much. ;)
     
  14. problem child

    problem child New Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    the rapids should be collecting all the "waste" from the mascots to fertilize the field.

    now that is going green.
     
  15. Rorysm

    Rorysm New Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Hidden in a Cave
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RSL is all the poop we need on the field for this season.
     
  16. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Rapids' “Play Clean Night” is just the latest example of the continuing company-wide efforts to conserve energy, save water, recycle materials, and reduce the carbon footprint left by KSE properties and their patrons by engaging their athletes, entertainers and fans who visit the company’s venues.

    I thought KSE achieved that when the Rapids traded the Cone. :rolleyes:
     
  17. jimmyco

    jimmyco Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Aurora, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    KSE hardly makes it difficult to pick a nit somewhere.
     

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