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  1. In addition, he's allegedly repeatedly squeezed out sponsors for the team. Barbasol apparently could have had a deal to become a league wide sponsor, but couldn't get anywhere in negotiations with Precourt and Heartland Bank backed away when they were informed price of sponsorship doubled (I understand wanting more money from sponsors, but doubling the price is excessive, especially for a local bank). He hasn't tried to engage with the community at any level (personal, business, fans) at all, and hasn't made any efforts to involve himself. No offices, condos or apartments in Columbus, hasn't personally joined any business leader groups, hasn't tried to make any connections with government leaders; everything is run out of his San Francisco office. His appearance at last night's game was an anomaly for his tenure. As for last night, man that was fun. Team crushed it and probably could have had 7 if they had some composure in front of goal. Plenty of sloppy giveaways though, can't have that continue. Nordecke was full of energy, it was bedlam in there. One of the best games I've attended there easily. In addition: we had 14k in the building last night, but had a rocking atmosphere. Houston and RBNY had "15k" and "18k" respectively and from the looks of it, crickets could be heard around the grounds. Looks like we need to move them to Albuquerque and Scranton, I hear new markets do well in MLS!
  2. I have a sad feeling they will censor all anti-Precourt themed banners and tifo. Would love to see it happen, but I'm just trying to temper my expectations. I'm probably going to be yelling obscenities at his non-present coward self from the Nordecke though Also, Dave Greeley is an idiot and it makes me happy
  3. I can't believe that actually happened. The league's darlings taken down by the league's red-haired stepchild. Zack Steffen stood on his goddam head. Michael Parkhurst robbing a goal off the line. Adam Flipping Jahn winning it in the shootout. And now we head on to the next round. I hope that place is sold out and rocking. Time to make Precourt look stupid. We're not done yet
  4. Crew Season Ticket holder here. First, Precourt is a clown. He deserves all the scorn and ridicule he is receiving and I hope he either fails in Austin or is forced to sell the team locally. In regard to the latter part, there is now a push from local business and government leaders to either buy him out or get a stadium plan together. Meanwhile, the supporters groups are banding together for a Save The Crew Rally at City Hall on Sunday. Some fans are refusing to support the team in a lame duck year and I can't really blame them. I meanwhile, along with others, will try to make Precourt look like a dunce and prove him wrong that Columbus can't support the Crew. I'll be there Sunday at the rally. To quote Bluto from Animal House; "Nothing is over until we decide it is!" Precourt Out
  5. Been going to Crew games consistently for a couple of years now. Stadium experience has improved tremendously over the past couple of years with added food vendors, food trucks, and local craft brewers offering some good variety of food and beverage choices. It's still not cheap, but the selection is good. You can probably switch your seats up when you get there because there are generally lots of empty seats outside of the supporters' section. Parking is a big pain in the rear, and it can take forever to get in before the game and out after, plus it's $15. I highly recommend getting there early, coming in from the south off 17th Street, and parking close to the exit if you want a quick exit. In terms of good eats near the stadium, I'm always a fan of Local Cantina on High Street in Clintonville. It's Mexican with a hipster twist, and includes tacos, quesadillas, burittos, fajitas, craft beer, and solid cocktails. I've never had anything bad off the menu. If you're not in the mood for Mexican, Dewey's and Natalie's in Worthington have very good pizza and the Short North is chalk full of good dining options. Sadly there are no food options within walking distance of the stadium outside of tailgating or eating inside the stadium. Hopefully this gives you a sense of how things function for Crew games, it's overall a good time, and hopefully the game is more like yesterday than opening night.
  6. According to attendees of tonight's Columbus Crew supporters group summit, the club showed off the new home jersey to the group. It is apparently yellow with the black Adidas stripes and a yellow and black checkerboard pattern running down the side. There are no photos because photos were not allowed to be taken at the event, but the description here should give a basic idea. Also, Barbasol is out as the jersey sponsor next season and the new deal will be finalized right before the season, plus the black kit will be back again for next season.
  7. Is this a place on the internet or in Sacto? Been trying to find accurate name & number sets for a couple of older Bruins jerseys I have. The Marleau set looks excellent
  8. The way things went tonight, this team will probably be on the fast track to relocation in 5 years or so
  9. It's not bad, but wholly unimaginative. Par for the course at this point
  10. Am I the only one who can't stand this kind of brand speak? I'd rather be told we chose the name because it sounds good and makes some amount of sense, not this metaphorical nonsense. Same goes for logos. As for the name, it's contrived and pretty stupid because they tried make it cutesy and whimsical. Although, I do have a soft spot for railroad themed names. I'll wait til the logo package comes out to riot.
  11. Found something interesting lately. Ordered one of the PawSox new hats, which came yesterday, and they included a pocket schedule and a program/newspaper. I don't know when they get these printed up, but both use the old PawSox logo and none of the new branding. Example: Also, the new PawSox BP hat (the one I ordered) is pretty sharp in person. Also also, very meh on the Hartford suggested names. None of them are clicking for me.
  12. I don't hate it, but I don't like it either. The script is nice, but it reminds me a lot of the Reading Fightins script. It feels uninspired, nothing really jumps out at me. Although, good for Brandiose keeping the logo count to a minimum. Overall: meh
  13. Not necessarily a imminent rebrand, but this came across my news feed: Mayor says Pawtucket Red Sox will leave the city Curious to see where the Sox' ownership will move them, but man it will be weird not having the PawSox exist. Edit: Didn't read this properly, and I guess they're looking to move to Providence.
  14. Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm a solid ehhhhhh on the new PawSox. There are some things I like about it: the script works well (although it does look like the Biloxi Shuckers script to my eye, which is slightly annoying), the P logo looks really nice, and the angry bear primary logo works alright, as does the happy bear (no need for 2, but both look good). However...I utterly despise the paw marks on the bill of the away cap. It looks cheap, gimmicky, and way too cutesy (for minor league standards even). Remove them, and that away hat is a winner. But no sadly. I'm ehhhhhhh on the addition of light blue. It doesn't look bad, but when I think of the Red Sox or Red Sox minor league affiliates, light blue isn't used in any color palettes as far as I remember. I'll also say that I'm partial to the previous PawSox logo set, but oh well. Going to go buy an old PawSox cap now. They gave it a fighting effort here Brandiose, but they go down swinging in my mind.
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