11.25.2008

Greg Lalas and I Are in a Love Triangle

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Greg Lalas cranked out his Ode to the Passion of MLS Fans today and I thank him for it. It's always nice to see some acknowledgment that it's often the devoted that keep many games from being about as exciting as warm milk.

So while praise is being showered like so much celebratory champagne, I'd like to give shouts to the ESC and the rest of the New York traveling contingent; we may not have come out on top but we brought the ruckus for 90+ minutes and no one went to jail (but almost).

I'd also like to shout a holler to the LA Riot Squad for being ridiculously awesome hosts and for dulling the pain of a New York defeat by plying us with tacos, beer and brotherhood. They also introduced us to the twisted pleasures of bike jousting. You guys were all class (and your women were cute, especially a certain red head) and I have nothing but love for you guys; I hope that you can make a trip out east sometime so that we can return the favor.

Seriously, this is how it should be. We can talk all manner of sh*t before the game, and we should sing until our throats bleed during the game but afterward there's really no need to play the tough; I had more fun chatting and boozing with cats that are in the same boat as I am than I ever will trying to dodge bottles being thrown by bad actors hoping for a cameo in Green Street Hooligans 2. Can't we just all get along?!

Photo by Skijerze.

9 comments:

chris said...

Great post. i agree 100% with you. mls fans are a small number that when i meet one, regardless of what team they support, i always treat them like a brother. our love of the game and the league should bind us. shit talking is fun just as long as it goes no further and at the end of the game we can call hug each other.

Cindy said...

hear hear!

Binks said...

I completely agree with everything posted about this weekend.

Unless you're talking about anyone from DC. Then I'll talk all manner of sh*t (as you said) and they can fall off the face of the earth.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of f'ng pansies. Forget huggin it out, when we beat you down you will eat it and like it and respect a team that has no respect for yours.

-DC fan

Anonymous said...

DC Fan...whenever you want buddy

-Metro fan

Faux Fur and Soccer Shirts said...

Let's not forget the sub-humans that "support" TFC.

pkhooligan said...

it that nuno in that picture?

amy said...

haha.. that's funny I was like 20 rows above the LA Riot Squad at the game. Were you there when the 3 random people held up a Candadian flag and everyone was chanting and singing "God Bless America" at them? So random. I wonder if they were Toronto fans that thought their team would make it to the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Greg Lalas, will and forever live in his brother's shadow.

As Bruce Hornsby once said...

That's The Way It Is.