Riptide

Discussion in 'Boston Breakers' started by Meinert6, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    Now that we have a Breakers forum, I figured I'd create a catch-all thread for discussion concerning the Riptide - the Breakers supporters group.

    Our website is here, and here are some of the basics:

    We are in need of a logo design - something in shield form that is easily transferable (can be put on scarves/tshirts/etc. easily without too many colors). As you could probably guess, blue should be the primary color. If we choose your logo, you'll get a free membership. Designs can be submitted to info@riptide08.com

    There will be a supporters section at Harvard Stadium - section 14. Standing, singing, drumming, and other forms of enthusiastic support for the Breakers will be encouraged in this section. It'll be called the Dock. What we need: some creative songs! Some of the old soccer classics can be adapted to our needs, but we also need a few songs of our own.

    Another thing we'd like to do is create an award to be given from the Riptide to a Breakers player each season - a sort of supporters' choice award (much like the Midnight Riders man of the year award, for those of you familiar with the Revs supporters). It'll be based on voting from Riptide members.

    For now, we'll probably just exchange ideas and build a network of fans online - our first general meeting will likely take place this winter, before the 2009 season starts. We can elect officers and being formal memberships then. Meanwhile, post any ideas, comments, or questions that you have here!
     
  2. socfandan

    socfandan Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    Eastern Mass
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good stuff M6!
    Hope you drew some interest at the tailgate, having an ISG in place before kick-off is a great idea.
    A pro soccer atmosphere at a pro soccer game... what a concept!
     
  3. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I recall correctly from what M6 (that is so her title from this point on!) told me during the game, roughly 25-30 people expressed interest in the group. This is just a great start!!
     
  4. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I still have that file on my computer of the logo my old roommate designed. If you need it again, I will re-submit.


    Hmm. We need it to be something better than just "Woman of the Year". Something nautical that sounds like it has supremacy to it. Harbor Mistress is all I can think of at this time. Because after all, if they are getting an award from the Riptide it is because they saved us from defeat at least once.

    Great work getting this thread up (I am shocked that it took me this long to find it).
     
  5. KarmaPolice613

    KarmaPolice613 New Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Also, we need to start coming up with songs and chants that are unique to the Breakers. We have a great chance to start out strong, but we need creativity. I don't want to have to fall back on "Boston Breakers Clap Clap Clap". It would be awesome if we could hand out song sheets at the first game, but now we just need some creativity.
     
  6. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    C'mon Matty, If we call it Harbor Mistress I'll be submitting my resignation pronto! Let's not get to gimmicky....I like The Dock(it describes our section and will make for a great banner!)

    That being said. Why not keep it simple, If we don't like Riptide Woman of the Year(which I like)...How about Riptide Player of the Year or Riptide MVP.

    JMO:D
     
  7. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    Agreed - let's keep it simple and classy. Along these lines, what should the physical award be (trophy, bowl, shield, plaque, etc), and what should that be called?
     
  8. hocho

    hocho New Member

    Sep 14, 2005
    Braintree
    As well as criteria; should it be for the top player 9and what does that mean), highest scorer or something along the lines of the Bruins 7th player award....best non starter,etc

    I think a Plaque would be nice; 1 for the player and one for the Breakers offices?
     
  9. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It so happened that the Midnight Riders award for MOTY is a pewter bowl actually called the Paul Revere bowl from the company we order from....that worked out well...

    As far as Riptide go, the company we used for the Riders award and the golf tournament trophies have alot of options we can go with...I'm sure we'll coome up with something great!!

    In the meantime, let's get a logo!! I hope we get some entries or ideas. I like Matty's design but it needs a little something else...I can't quite put my finger on it...but I'll know it when I see it!!:p

    As soon as we have a logo to go with we can proceed and design/order our The Dock banner!!:D
     
  10. hocho

    hocho New Member

    Sep 14, 2005
    Braintree

    Whats Mattys design?
     
  11. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he's going to submit the design again but maybe after we get a few designs in we'll put them out there for members to vote on...

    There's not really a rush on it but we'd like to get it done. The sooner we get that the faster we can move on getting other things like the banner and promo materials done...

    That being said we want it done right the first time so we don't have to/want to change it down the line...
     
  12. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is why I don't get involved with creativity.
     
  13. REVS FAN 1

    REVS FAN 1 Member

    Jul 2, 2004
    Weymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HA! Me neither, that why I like to keep it simple!:p
     
  14. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    Speaking of creativity, we need some chants. We can adapt a lot of standard soccer chants, but I also would like to have a couple of Breakers originals in our repertoire. And, some player-specific chants would be nice too. A Lilly one is a must.

    Any ideas?
     
  15. socfandan

    socfandan Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    Eastern Mass
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "BEAT LA".... um, OK, not original.... but easy to remember :)
     
  16. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Hi all, some of you may recognize me from the Revs forum (or even in real life;)), and I figured I'd try to contribute what I can. I don't know if any talks have gone underway with anyone, but assuming not, I decided to try out some website re-design. It's a long ways away from being completed, and is done in my free time, but if you guys want to give me the green light, I'll be more than happy to help out. Also, I've included a logo mockup in it as well, taking inspirate from FC Dallas' "The Inferno".

    [​IMG]
    http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture3qm2.png

    The logo obviously needs some refining, and I'd still have to code all that (the nav menu and body text would be the next steps), but as I said, I don't want to start anything if someone else is on the job.

    You get the basic concept of the logo, but it's just a rough concept there. I've also considered something along the lines of this Inferno logo, with a water drop and an anchor as opposed to a flame and star:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    Hi Nathan - We're definitely looking for a logo, preferably something in shield form so that it can be easily transferred onto merchandise. If you want to help out and try to design something, that would be great.
     
  18. KATref

    KATref Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Stow, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Speaking of which have we got any entries from anyone who took a flyer at the tailgate?
     
  19. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    No, sadly. Matt's the only one who submitted something. (Thank you Matt!)
     
  20. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The thanks will be channeled to the actual designer, my former roommate.
     
  21. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    Not sure how this managed to escape Big Soccer, but big thanks is due for Evan Whitney for designing our logo. It sure is sharp!! good job!!
     
  22. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he's got a job. ;)


    Looks sharp. It will go great on a beer label.

    Will there be a preseason meeting at some point?
     
  23. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    oops

    For that info you may want to check out The Current.
     
  24. Meinert6

    Meinert6 New Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    RI
    Yes - likely some time in March, concurrently with a Meet the Coach event.
     
  25. Land Locked Shark

    Land Locked Shark New Member

    May 28, 2007
    Taunton, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The logo designed by Evan looks great! Ellen and I look forward to joining all of you and enhancing our Soccer experience with the Breakers. Let me know how I can assist.
     

Share This Page