Supporter's Relegation Shield

Discussion in 'MLS: Commissioner - You be The Don' started by Konrad, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. Konrad

    Konrad New Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    There won't be Relegation in MLS for a while so maybe...

    The Team that sucks and should be relegated, even though not possible, should be awarded a MLS Division II Club Shield.

    Or the one that escaped relegation 9th Team in MLS would get something. That would give the fans something to cheer for...when they know their team won't make the play offs.
     
  2. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    I think you'd save a lot of time if you just made a dozen and sent them to Foxboro.
     
  3. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    you could have Depends sponsor it
     
  4. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Over the years, there have been a lot of ideas posted at BigSoccer. This is one of them.
     
  5. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    that might be the best thing you can say about this
     
  6. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Did you mean there have been a lot of bad ideas posted on BigSoccer? ;)
     
  7. GPK

    GPK BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 5, 1999
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Neither news nor analysis...

    Off to our sister planet....
     
  8. profiled

    profiled Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    I thought it was rather funny =)

    "The I'm Glad We Aren't In The Rest Of The Footballing World Award"

    And instead of stars on their jerseys for winning they get something else? An arrow pointing down perhaps?

    Who would have won this award in the past.

    1996
    Colorado Rapids 29 pts

    1997
    San Jose Clash 30 pts

    1998
    N.E. Revolution 29 pts

    1999
    MetroStars 15 pts

    2000
    San Jose Earthquakes 29 pts

    2001
    Tampa Bay Mutiny 14 pts

    So San Jose wins for being relegated twice!
     
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  9. soccertim

    soccertim Member

    Mar 29, 2001
    Mass
    I demand a recount! I can't believe the Revs have won only once. (Unless you count post-season, where our ONE career victory will be tough to top...)
     
  10. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    fixed your post.
     
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  11. AminKor02

    AminKor02 New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Noah, you obviously have a way of getting to the heart of the matter...
     
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  12. profiled

    profiled Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    It was only a stupid point because it shows how even though you can win an mls cup, overall you suck.

    And he's a cyberays fan you know.
     
  13. Joe Hadar

    Joe Hadar New Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Midwest
    Relegation Cup

    I think the Relegation Supporters' Shield winner (loser?) should get to start play in the Lamar Hunt trophy in the same round as Hannover American-Hungarians next year.
     
  14. henryo

    henryo Member+

    Jun 26, 2007
    This may well be the oldest ever thread to surface the idea of Wooden Spoon, back in 2002!!

     
  15. Kappa74

    Kappa74 Member+

    Feb 2, 2010
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    ThreeApples, too funny. Best post ever.
     
  16. THOMA GOL

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Yokohama F-Marinos
    Jul 16, 1999
    Paradise of the Pacific
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I usually lump all teams that did not make the playoffs into a realm of relegation, since in American sports culture, it's all about the playoffs so to speak.
     
  17. tigersoccer2005

    tigersoccer2005 Member+

    Dec 1, 2003
    North Bergen, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Consolation Shield was conceived as an idea years ago when we were speaking about "awarding" an actual MLS last place (wooden spoon)trophy and what such a trophy might look like. It looks snazzy but it actually is a very cheap trophy in trophy shops. The shiny plate is generic and not real metal. If officially adopted, it could be a fun league tradition given the fact that we don't have relegation.
    If nothing else, it's fun to award the cyber version on BigSoccer wooden spoon threads!:p:D

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. FuzzyForeigner

    Oct 29, 2003
    WA
    Club:
    Seattle
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i thought we all agreed that pre-sounders MLS doesnt count?
     
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  19. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, how many 10 year old threads do you plan to resurrect?
     
  20. henryo

    henryo Member+

    Jun 26, 2007
    As long as they remain relevant til this day, :p

     
  21. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since we don't have pro-rel, I have always felt not making the playoffs was essentially being "relegated out of the playoffs". You were on the outside looking in.
    Don't they call this the "wooden spoon" in England? Is that for all divisions or just certain ones?
    All joking aside, yes, league stats should include the worse team each year. We need to put more pressure on teams, players and owners to put more meaning and edge to the regular season, rather than trying to put all the attention and hype on a stupid, abbreviated playoff.
     
  22. henryo

    henryo Member+

    Jun 26, 2007
    Interesting Trivia from another thread:

     
  23. HailtotheKing

    HailtotheKing Member+

    San Antonio FC
    United States
    Dec 1, 2008
    TEXAS
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah, just you Sounders guys .... :p
     
  24. Fhurion

    Fhurion Member

    Sep 9, 2012
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    To round out this list...
    1996 - Colorado Rapids, 29 pts
    1997 - San Jose Clash, 30 pts
    1998 - N.E. Revolution, 29 pts
    1999 - MetroStars, 15 pts
    2000- San Jose Earthquakes, 29 pts
    2001 - Tampa Bay Mutiny, 14 pts
    2002 - DC United. 32 pts
    2003 - Dallas Burn, 23 pts
    2004 - N.E. Revolution/Chicago Fire, 33 pts (both=8-3-9)
    2005 - Chivas USA, 18 pts
    2006 - Columbus Crew, 33 pts
    2007 - Toronto FC, 25 pts
    2008 - San Jose Earthquakes/LA Galaxy, 33 pts (both=8-13-9)
    2009 - NY Red Bulls, 21 pts
    2010 - DC United, 22 pts
    2011 - N.E. Revolution/Vancouver Whitecaps, 28 pts (Revs=5-16-13, Caps=6-18-10)
    2012 - Toronto FC (TBC)

    I kept the ties, as I guess we Supporters, as the awarding party of this "Relegation Shield," would have to determine tie-breakers for the worst of the worst!

    Looks like NE and San Jose tie it up, 3 apiece. Don't worry guys, good 'ol TFC will be caught up in no time!
     
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  25. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    for all your wooden spoon question needs...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_spoon_(award)

    It's really only used in competitions where there is no relegation. A light-hearted ribbing isn't really needed for a club that's been dispatched to the depths below.
     

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