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TyphonInc

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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #532 on: April 19, 2021, 12:57:33 PM »
Hataz gonna hate.
Yup, nothing against the players (6 of which are ex-crew.)
Nothing against the city, it's delightful.
 Nothing against the majority of fans, they just want a soccer team (there is a twitter group known as Hipster 6, who took joy in Columbus' agony that I avoid.) 

But I do have eternal hate towards the owner who tried for years to sabotage the Crew so he could steal the team and send it to Austin. It amazes me that the Crew was last in corporate sponsorship under Precum, but both Austin and Columbus are now in the top %25 of the league. When he bought the team a no transfer clause was included, he had MLS add an exception for Austin as soon as the sale was final. He let the stadium fall into disarray, he eliminated supporters groups, he ended game day giveaways, and other discounts to attract causal fans. He only attended one game. When the team was on national TV, he shut down gates delaying fan entry to support his narrative that Columbus no longer liked soccer. He claimed there was no sponsorship for the stadium or Jersey's but when that story became public it took less than an hour for Columbus Business Partners to come up with sponsors for both (Mapfre Insurance and Accura.) 

So, yes as long as the dirtbag owner has a team I'm gonna hate. And it's a hate that even eclipses my disdain for TTUN. 

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« Reply #533 on: April 19, 2021, 01:11:35 PM »
ok

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« Reply #534 on: April 20, 2021, 03:08:23 PM »

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« Reply #535 on: April 20, 2021, 06:47:49 PM »
Yup, nothing against the players (6 of which are ex-crew.)
Nothing against the city, it's delightful.
 Nothing against the majority of fans, they just want a soccer team (there is a twitter group known as Hipster 6, who took joy in Columbus' agony that I avoid.)

But I do have eternal hate towards the owner who tried for years to sabotage the Crew so he could steal the team and send it to Austin. It amazes me that the Crew was last in corporate sponsorship under Precum, but both Austin and Columbus are now in the top %25 of the league. When he bought the team a no transfer clause was included, he had MLS add an exception for Austin as soon as the sale was final. He let the stadium fall into disarray, he eliminated supporters groups, he ended game day giveaways, and other discounts to attract causal fans. He only attended one game. When the team was on national TV, he shut down gates delaying fan entry to support his narrative that Columbus no longer liked soccer. He claimed there was no sponsorship for the stadium or Jersey's but when that story became public it took less than an hour for Columbus Business Partners to come up with sponsors for both (Mapfre Insurance and Accura.)

So, yes as long as the dirtbag owner has a team I'm gonna hate. And it's a hate that even eclipses my disdain for TTUN.
Who would you root for if Austin was playing a game against the Wolverines?
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Re: ~Soccer Thread~
« Reply #536 on: April 22, 2021, 08:43:17 AM »
Who would you root for if Austin was playing a game against the Wolverines?

In this fantasy scenario, does Austin still have Precourt? Cause again, it's nothing against the team or town, just the owner.
In that case, I'd root for the game to get canceled and Precourt would have to repay everyone for wasting our time. 
If no Precourt, then I'd prolly root for the 'amateur" team to pull an upset.

OSU used to scrimmage against the Crew and it was super fun to go and watch. I would root for a good match, but usually pull to see something special from the college kids.

Brutus Buckeye

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« Reply #537 on: April 22, 2021, 09:00:00 AM »
In this fantasy scenario, does Austin still have Precourt? Cause again, it's nothing against the team or town, just the owner.
In that case, I'd root for the game to get canceled and Precourt would have to repay everyone for wasting our time.
If no Precourt, then I'd prolly root for the 'amateur" team to pull an upset.

OSU used to scrimmage against the Crew and it was super fun to go and watch. I would root for a good match, but usually pull to see something special from the college kids.

Yeah, the teams would have their current make up.

 
It would be patterned after the Conner Senn Memorial Match that they play every spring, where the Crew take on the Buckeyes.

Only in this scenario you would swap out the Crew for Austin, and you would swap out the Buckeyes with the Wolverines. 
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« Reply #538 on: April 23, 2021, 12:01:39 AM »
Yeah, the teams would have their current make up.

 
It would be patterned after the Conner Senn Memorial Match that they play every spring, where the Crew take on the Buckeyes.

Only in this scenario you would swap out the Crew for Austin, and you would swap out the Buckeyes with the Wolverines.

Go Blue!

Wow that felt dirty. :19:

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« Reply #539 on: May 05, 2021, 04:59:31 PM »
pulisic has a goal and assist in the semis of the champions league. him and chelsea will face man cty in ucl final. first american to (likely) play in the ucl final.

 

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