Rumor: The Coming <soft> Rebrand

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  1. wolvesfirehope

    Chicago Fire, Detroit City FC, Swansea City, Chicago Red Stars, Edgewater Castle
    United States
    Apr 6, 2018
    to your point, in japan, the baseball teams are all owned by and named after corporations, so fans of those teams are literally rooting for a company. no hiding behind that.
     
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  2. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Like…Bayern?
     
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  3. aetraxx7

    aetraxx7 Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Club:
    Des Moines Menace
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which was two posts after my post. Damn my lack of ESP!
     
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  4. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Well, I hope you have learned your lesson!

    Actually, he states it in post 2300, just not as explicitly.
    I should have quoted both posts for purposes of clarification.
    Good point.
     
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  5. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    I decided to look up some Sub-Saharan CAF domestic team names and Botswana was the first (and only) country I looked at. Hilarious.

    Botswana Premier League

    Club - Location

    Botswana Defence Force XI - Gaborone
    Botswana Meat Commission FC - Lobatse
    ECCO City Green - Francistown
    Extension Gunners - Lobatse
    FC Satmos Selebi - Phikwe
    Gaborone United - Gaborone
    Miscellaneous SC Serowe - Serowe
    Mochudi Centre Chiefs - Mochudi
    Motlakase Power Dynamos - Palapye
    Nico United - Selebi-Phikwe
    Notwane F.C. - Gaborone
    Orapa United FC - Orapa
    TAFIC - Francistown
    Township Rollers FC - Gaborone
    Uniao Flamengo Santos FC - Gabane
    Wonder Sporting - Gaborone
     
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  6. mace

    mace Member+

    Indy 11
    United States
    Jun 5, 2004
    USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so many FC’s. Those racist folks! :rolleyes:
     
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  7. GHjelm

    GHjelm Member+

    Apr 23, 2008
    Batavia
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Those big companies (keiretsu) are a lot different than even the huge conglomerates in the US. They function almost like collectives. They are basically expected to employ their new hires for life. The employees exercise together at work in the morning and eat/drink together in the evening, basically only returning home to sleep if at all. Often times you see whole divisions sleeping in McDonald's together overnight (only place open 24 hours).

    I stopped in one night for a late night snack after some clubs in Tokyo and it looked like there had been some kind of gas attack or something. It was one of the four thousand times I wandered around completely confused about what was happening around me and wondering if I was on drugs and just forgot.

    Another time I was walking in a park at 10am and was suddenly part of a staged power rangers versus some anime characters battle. Some shirtless rockabilly guy and his poodle skirt wearing girlfriend pulled me out. What were we talking about again?
     
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  8. moleman

    moleman Member

    Jan 7, 2017
    The Columbus Crew didn’t want to seem more European? Had me fooled.

    If they’re so concerned about being “authentic” they should go back to their Village People logo.
     

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  9. JBReynolds

    JBReynolds Member

    Aug 30, 1999
    Chicago, IL
    Bayern is just the name of the state. The Bundesliga team with the corporate name is Bayer Leverkusen.
     
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  10. Like Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg's ownership by Volkswagen is also grandfathered by the German Federation.
     
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  11. juicecrewallstar

    Chicago Fire
    United States
    Mar 1, 2019
    Columbus adds Crew back to the official name
     
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  12. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Yep. A "franchise" that spoke with, and listened to, its "customers."
     
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  13. Mac97

    Mac97 Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    They're still a suburb of Detroit.
     
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  14. lethargytartare

    lethargytartare Member+

    Oct 2, 2000
    Magrathea, Horsehead Nebula
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Speaking of Columbus, does anyone know why a bunch of teens in Crew gear were at the Chipotle in Waukegan Sunday? Serious WTF moment, as I was stopping there on the way home from Ohio.
     
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  15. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Because a Chipotle in Waukegan is about as high a culture as people from Columbus can associate with?
     
  16. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Bigger "WTF moment" - What the f*ck are you doing going to Chipotle in Waukegan?
    There are dozens of very good Mexican Restaurants in Waukegan.
    Hell, even up here in Northern Wisconsin, I won't go to Chipotle.

    Seriously, I expect better of you, man.

    Oh, wait, you were coming back from Ohio, so that explains it.
    Your brain must have been infected with Ohio blandness

    This.
     
  17. Old Man!

    Old Man! BigSoccer Supporter

    RIP Chicago Fire
    Mar 11, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Props to the Crew for quickly reversing a bad decision in the face of overwhelming fan discontent. Too bad Mr. Mansueto didn't act as swiftly for his error in November 2019. I won't dump on the guy too much, since a change was eventually made, but I regret that he wasn't as sympathetic to supporter opinions compared with the Haslam's. They also built an MLS Cup winning side, whereas we are as bad as ever.
     
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  18. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cowlumbus still sucks balls in suburban Detroit.
     
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  19. wolvesfirehope

    Chicago Fire, Detroit City FC, Swansea City, Chicago Red Stars, Edgewater Castle
    United States
    Apr 6, 2018
    the crew also kind of lucked out because their logo got leaked and hadn't been put on merch or the uniforms yet. only seen on websites right now.

    the original version had that weird little triangle in the corner that looked out of place which has been replaced by a 96. if i was a conspiracy theorist, i'd say that was the plan the whole time, but i don't think anyone would be stupid enough to invite backlash like that.
     
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  20. Old Man!

    Old Man! BigSoccer Supporter

    RIP Chicago Fire
    Mar 11, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If we are to believe the Adidas timelines given on this board, dictating a minimum of 6 months lead time for merchandise with a new logo (remember the Fire submitted their new logo to Adidas in August 2019), then the Crew won't have any new t-shirts or jerseys to buy until November. If you see Crew gear before that time, then the Fire are full of sh*t and I'd like to know why.
     
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  21. lethargytartare

    lethargytartare Member+

    Oct 2, 2000
    Magrathea, Horsehead Nebula
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Wife likes the place, plus we could preorder from the highway. It's not as bad as I remember, possibly an entire step above Taco Bell. But yes, on a normal day I'd prefer one of the 6 family owned restaurants within a mile of my house.

    Still wanna know what the Crew's dev. squad was doing in Fountain Square on a Sunday night.
     
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  22. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    Chipotle is fine as long as you don’t think of it as Mexican.
     
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  23. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Or food.
     
  24. juicecrewallstar

    Chicago Fire
    United States
    Mar 1, 2019
  25. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Member+

    Jul 28, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s elevated Taco Bell, and only slightly elevated at that, and only depending on how high I am when I order. Gahd I love some horrible food.
     
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