The new cup. Once again, it's crap

Discussion in 'US Open Cup' started by GIO17, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. GIO17

    GIO17 Member

    Nov 29, 1998
    I watched the US Open Cup commercials on Fox Sports World. I am at my local pub and what the hell is that? It's a gold cup ontop of a plaque rectangular pedistal. It really looks not worthy to fight for once again. First it's the Glass beer mug, now it looks like something out of a Bowling trophy case.

    Please bring back the old Dewer Cup. Or at least spend the money to make it look presentable and decent.
     
  2. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Once again, LOUD AGREEMENT.
     
  3. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Why can't the USFA commission a real silver big cup ????
     
  4. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    Curious, what is the USFA?
     
  5. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    United States Football Association


    the real name of US Soccer Federation !
     
  6. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    Uh, no, not really. It used to be, but the rest of us, you know, got with the present times.
     
  7. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    That's your problem buddy! :)
     
  8. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    No, I'm terribly sorry, but I'm afraid it would be yours.
     
  9. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    That's your opinion buddy! :)
     
  10. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    Well, being that you're at least fifty years removed from reality, my opinion is looking pretty strong right about now.
     
  11. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Bigger cup!
     
  12. Khansingh

    Khansingh New Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    The Luton Palace
    Someone finally realized where Association Football was on the totem pole and since there's no diminutive term for American Football, it was simpler for the USFA to compromise.

    Where is the Dewar Trophy? Is it too fragile to leave the Hall of Fame?
     
  13. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I always used the biggest cup on my teams. :)
     
  14. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I bet the players could give rat's ass what it looks like. They aren't fighting for a trophy. They're fighting for this.

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    Sorry. I'm just in the group who doesn't get too caught up in what a trophy looks like.
     
  15. JCUnited

    JCUnited Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    South Bend, IN
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yeah, the money is most important. Still, having a really nice looking trophy would help. If you fight for five months to win something and at the end you are embarrassed to actually hold it up for others to see, chances are a change is needed.

    Still, I prefer the gold cup on a pedestal to the glass mug of 2002.
     
  16. roarksown1

    roarksown1 Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    Playa del Rey, CA
    Club:
    Hamburger SV
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The World Cup trophy isn't some large, gaudy piece of hardware either. A trophy is just the reminder that something was won, that's it. And of course that money doesn't hurt.

    Don't get me wrong - I love the Jules Rimet trophy and all, but it's certainly not anything huge like the Vince Lombardi NFL trophy or even the Champions League huge ol'Cup from Hell.

    What's important is winning the damn thing, no matter what it looks like.
     
  17. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They've made yet ANOTHER cup?

    ...I have to wonder why they put a bunch of money into refurbishing the Dewar a few years ago... then retired it to the Hall of Fame after only one or two teams won it.

    All by way of seconding/thirding/xing BRING BACK THE DEWAR!

    Or at least give me a good reason (like it's on the edge of falling apart) that they can't!
     
  18. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I would bet it's actually the trophy they borrowed from the Galaxy when they won 2 years ago. That's how it looked then.

    I would bet solid money if the Fire wins this year, it'll look the same as the 2 we have on display in the office now. Two large crystal cup trophis on small mahogany pedestals.
     
  19. GIO17

    GIO17 Member

    Nov 29, 1998
    I am really surprised that my post here got resurfaced, but I'm very happy everyone shares the same feeling I have about how a trophy represents a true FA Cup Tournament as historic and prestigous as the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. I have my 2003 MetroStars Yearbook and in a paticular section they have a US Open Cup section.

    On the front page they have the list of past winners with the Chicago Fire's group picture winning the USOC in 1998, Dallas Burn winning it in 1997 & DC United the first MLS squad to win the Dewer in 1996.

    Man I have to tell you all that it is a wonderful site to see.It looks so beautiful and worthy to fight for. Then you see a picture of the Fire in 2000 winning the Open Cup and it's a glass see thru cup. Absolutly disgusting. I hate it. The one that the Crew won last season looked like it could hold about 3 full large bags of unsalted peanuts.

    If the USSF had the courage as well as spend a little more cash to create a true trophy it would look and feel so much better.
     
  20. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    hells yea!
    make some silverware!
     
  21. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ
    like the Stanley Cup?
     
  22. Dave Brother

    Dave Brother New Member

    Jun 10, 2001
    Alexandria
    The messed up thing is that the "Atlantic Cup" is a lot more impressive looking than the trophy that represents the oldest tournament in the world. :rolleyes:
     
  23. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    again people just searching for things to bitch about.
     
  24. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    oh man!!! HELLS YEA!!!!
    That's a BIG CUP !
     
  25. GIO17

    GIO17 Member

    Nov 29, 1998
    Hey Maxim. That's why Joey Franchino got punk'd in the Quarters.

    I want a trophy that truly represents what this tournament is. A glorious event. Something that is truly worth fighting for. As I have said in a previous thread about this great FA Cup that is the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Why is a silver dish or at least a big circular silver plate stand the test of time in Germany & The Netherlands and it's called a cup.

    We had the Thomas R. Dewer Cup before they dedicated this tournament to Lamar Hunt. Since they retired it and it's in the Soccer Hall of Fame, they have made a shite Glass Cup or when the Galaxy won that bowling trophy.

    Everyone else in the world when playing their FA Cup is playing for shining silverware. That's what it should be. I'm not ranting or raving, or acting like this shite cup stinks. But if this club tournament is the 4th oldest club cup competition in the USA & in the World, then gosh darn it play for a trophy that shows what it means to be a US soccer player. You fight for this and I am going to raise it over my head.

    I can careless if it's gigantic as the UEFA Champions League Trophy, as Big as the Stanley Cup, Medium sized as well. If it's silver and it looks beautiful baby, I will be proud of it.

    So maxim, I want what everyone else wants to talk and or tell US Soccer to fix something about the US Open Cup. Better job of promoting this tournament and a silver cup.
     

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