Who will be the ownership group for Cleveland Expansion.

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by dcrpoop, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. dcrpoop

    dcrpoop BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Dec 15, 2000
    Hell'sKitchen is my
    It seems that Cleveland will be one of the expansion markets in 2005, however who will it's ownership be?
     
  2. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cleveland Cobras?

    OK, as long as they don't call it the "Force," "Crunch," or any other WUSA-esque name.

    Something real, a noun that ends with an "s". If you can't immediately think of what a mascot or logo might look like, chances are it's a bad idea.

    Tom
     
  3. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I don't think "Force" is terrible.

    In fact I'd actually put my money on that name since that is the name of the indoor team there already.

    They really can name it whatever the heck they want for all I care. Dumber names will only make them easier to make fun of.
     
  4. Mad_Bishop

    Mad_Bishop Member

    Oct 11, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    Yeah, no verbs, please
     
  5. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    my vote is for the cleveland steamers but I heard somewhere that they were going to be called the Cleveland Sokers.
     
  6. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Can Wolstein and Garofolo pull this off? Perhaps. They are pushing hard, even offering the new stadium as a home for St. Ignatius to play its Division I football games "


    YUCK ! , I GUESS WE WILL NEVER ESCAPE OF FOOTBALL LINES

    i think FORCE would be a good name, people will identify with them, will be much easier to promote
     
  7. Scrandal

    Scrandal Member

    Nov 5, 2001
    Charlotte, NC
    Attendance???'s

    What does the Force/Crunch or whoever plays indoor average in attendance?

    Also, what was the crowd for the Champions Cup game last summer? Wasn't that a fiasco-no promotion or something of the sort.

    We're these two guys involved in promoting that game in any way?

    Is their any existing ticket drive similar to what Winston-Salem had done? Kind of a put a $100 down and have first choice to seats.
     
  8. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MISL Cleveland has ~8600 average through one home game this season.

    In the late 80s, they averaged in the 10-15k range for indoor soccer for a few years.
     
  9. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. usasoc

    usasoc New Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    why clevland ?? why not a state that doesn't have a team. aren't clevland and columbus sorta close???
     
  11. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    about 150 miles apart, is that close ? as a season ticket holder I drive 50 miles to Giants Stadium for the Metro games,

    if Cleveland can support a team it is good thing, i don't see any other problem
     
  12. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ATTENTION...ATTENTION...PLEASE PAY ATTENTION

    Cleveland is getting an MLS team for one reason: money.

    Wolstein has a big pile of it and is willing to spend some of it on soccer.

    He will personally cough up the cash for entry, will cover his share of the cash call every year when San Jose loses money, and the City of Cleveland be damned, he's committed to building a stadium, using his own dough if he has to.

    You find somebody else willing to buy, spend and build, the Holy Trinity of MLS, and he can put a team in East Sh!tchute Iowa or Tahachapie Mississippi or wherever else he wants.

    THAT is why "clevland" is getting a team.

    Now stop bothering the grownups.
     
  13. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bless you.
     
  14. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been suggesting Knights, Bulldogs or Cobras for the Cleveland team...
     
  15. Rich P

    Rich P Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Cleveland, OH
    I don't care if Bart has more money that God himself, he's still an arrogand, obnoxious a*hole who will whine and piss and moan when he doesn't get his way. Just like he did in 1988 when he folded the only indoor soccer team to ever make a dime.

    I'd rather drive 120 miles to Columbus than to give that tool a cent of my money.

    I wonder how long Shemp Garber had to spend on his knees before Bart said he'd take a team.
     
  16. Green and BLue

    Green and BLue Member+

    Seattle Sounders FC
    Nov 3, 2003
    Republic of Cascadia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh yeah, like that joke hasn't been used a million times on BigSoccer. :rolleyes:
     
  17. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    And first by Mr. Segroves, I gar-raun-tee.
     
  18. Stevedm

    Stevedm Red Card

    Jan 19, 2000
    Chicago
    Calling the team Clevland Force is probably the best thing they could do. Smart move. I love the Fire name but it would have been just as sweet to name them the Sting immediately rekindling the old magic and fan base.
     
  19. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I think it's some kind of anti-indian code.

    You know, "Get Chief Parts-His-Hair-With-Tomahawk drunk on whiskey, rape his wife, and sign his land over for six poorly made polio-infested blankets".

    I think you should take action.
     
  20. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
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    "From this day forth, I curse this city into eternal destitude, that every waking moment can not be sustained without eight dollar concoctions named after and tasting like the runs we get after eating bad venison.

    People who take my home, I curse you forever with:

    fra-poo-chine-oh
    "
     
  21. LotharDSM

    LotharDSM New Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Des Moines, IA
    I guess we know where Joey Fra"poo"chino would be going in the expansion draft.
     
  22. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone else want to agree or disagree with this?

    I don't know "Bart" from Adam, so I don't know what type of character he is.
     

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