3.23.2010

Can You Make Soccer Even More Appealing to Suburban Moms? Oh Yes...Yes You Can.

Mayer

If his NSFW Playboy interview didn't get his ghetto pass revoked, this surely will. The K.C. Wizards are many things people, but with all due respect they are not street official. Props to @MBesler for snapping the photographic evidence of this great moment in celebrity glory-seeking last night in K.C.

20 comments:

JonB said...

This is pretty sweet. He made a spoof video about a year ago where he was wearing a Galaxy jersey. I give him more props for this though.

Morry said...

i thought it was Matt Bessler in the picture and was trying to figure out why and when he did an interview with Playboy.

Anonymous said...

Can someone put a restraining order on the Wizards? Seriously, stop promoting your cheesy brand. You make the whole league look bad. Re-brand already.

Jamie said...

I still think he's a douchebag.

JL said...

K.C. needs to drop the "Wizards" from the franchise and go ala FC Dallas.

Anonymous said...

@12:34

stop crying, dude. makes you sound soft.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:51

says the guy sticking up for the "Wizards" in some Kansas City basement. Typical KC denial. Looking forward to hearing about your guys meet up at Chuck E. Cheese for first kick.

Scott Jonesilicious said...

I'm fascinated by the "anonymous" jacktards who like to rip on KC because, most likely they're just frustrated with driving 45 minutes to into rural Texas for a game at "Pizza Hut" park. Yeah and LA playing games down the 405 at a community college near Long Beach (where I have season tickets) is really raising the MLS standard. Get some perspective people. Oh, and DC fans, you don't live in NYC. So don't project your inferiority complex on Kansas City.

Unless you're watching soccer in Seattle, I'm not sure American fans have much to look down on.

Go team.

Scott Jonesilicious said...

Also, the photo is awesome, in a town with slightly more popular (but lousy lately) sports teams to compete with.

I consider it a badge of honor that I did not know that was John Mayer. Suck it, soft rockers!

Anonymous said...

And by the way, check out the bad-ass stadium we're building in KC! It'll make you other f*tards weep when we open next summer. Now let's join together in a big round of kiss our KC ass cause you all play in a POS cookie cutter stadium - or if you're from Houston, DC, SJ or NE - whatever you all play in, when you gonna get a real home for our beautiful game? Yeah, thought so...not anytime soon.

And have fun in our little gounds this year as we take 3 from you all season long. Suckars!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"And by the way, check out the bad-ass stadium we're building in KC! It'll make you other f*tards weep when we open next summer. Now let's join together in a big round of kiss our KC ass cause you all play in a POS cookie cutter stadium - or if you're from Houston, DC, SJ or NE - whatever you all play in, when you gonna get a real home for our beautiful game? Yeah, thought so...not anytime soon.

And have fun in our little gounds this year as we take 3 from you all season long. Suckars!"

Actually I'm in NY and my little club plays in the best stadium on the continent and one of the nicest in the world. Your stadium is across the street from a Furniture Mart in Kansas. Have fun with that. Will sure make for a nice concert venue when you guys are moved in 10 years.

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Scott Jonesilicious said...

New York Red Bulls: 18 million in the market, 12 thousand in the stands.

Wow.

Way to go.

0 championships in 14 seasons, only finishing above THIRD in their division twice. One of - if not THE - worst record in MLS. The only reason the Red Bulls even MADE the playoffs the year they got whipped by Columbus (even smaller than KC) in the final is the flukey MLS "everyone gets to play" playoffs. Fifth place in a 7 team division, a historic season indeed.

So, there's your legendary and storied tradition. And probably a good reason the biggest city in the US is one of the last to build a stadium. And Pound for pound, KC's 10,000 fans a game from a city of 2 million makes the Red Bulls 12,000 fans in a city about 10 times the size look like a Lingere League Arena Football Game.

New York City is great for a lot of things, the Red Bulls ain't one of 'em.

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Scott Jonesilicious said...

Oh, and Red Bull Arena (while nice) is in Newark, NJ across from an abandoned rail yard

I kid, really. I hope both stadiums are an economic boon and transform their surrounding areas.

Anonymous said...

@ Scott

I never said we had a rich tradition, so you're arguing with yourself there. And I agree with you on what a joke the playoffs are. They should be secondary to the supporters shield. I mean RSL are the champions right now. Gimme a break. Did they even win a game in the playoffs that didn't go to penalties? And NY were the Western Conference champions. How do hang that banner in your stadium without feeling like idiots?

"And Pound for pound, KC's 10,000 fans a game from a city of 2 million"

You mean 150,000 right? Cuz you guys just moved to Kansas. Smart move.

"Red Bulls 12,000 fans in a city about 10 times the size look like a Lingere League Arena Football Game."

I think the fact that we got that many out to a giant football lined turf stadium in the swamps of north Jersey with no major transit for the worst team in history is pretty damn impressive. Anyway we finally have a world class stadium that is actually easy to get to. Watch the sellouts continue. You should be happy. Every sports league needs a successful NY franchise. Kansas City? Not so much.

Scott Jonesilicious said...

The Wiz drew 10,000+ in a temporary stadium that seats 11,000. NY had 70,000 empties every game.

Bragging that your team will be good because "the league needs it" is like bragging about welfare. Get a local tailor to sponsor the team and rename them the NY Coat Tails. What a dapper kit that would be.

Dude, the port authority bus terminal is terrifying and gross but it's hardly an excuse. The Jets and Giants have no problem drawing a crowd to that same "swamp".

Bah! The Red Bulls are awful. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about them. Sweet logo though, if you've got to have a corporate sponsor, it's a pretty bad-ass logo. Newark is for re-routed airplanes and Springsteen songs.

Truly, honestly though, I wish every team in the league good luck. I don't ACTUALLY want any team to fold or move. New York SHOULD have a good team, it's true. It's the city that gave us the Pine Tar Incident.

I'm gonna go drink a Monster.

Scott Jonesilicious said...

PS: I think it was just rhetoric but the Wizards "moving to Kansas" is the same as the New York team playing in New Jersey. Same metro area, same pot of 2 million, or 18 in your case.

Man, I love Monster Energy Drink so much.

Anonymous said...

"The Jets and Giants have no problem drawing a crowd to that same "swamp"."

Man I thought you were better than that Scott. Yeah let's compare the nations #1 sport with 80 years of existence and tradition to a new niche sport. Genius. BTW the majority of Jets and Giants fans at the stadium DRIVE from Jersey, upstate NY, Connecticut and Long Island. (not the city) Also, those same Jets and Giants originally played in NYC and built up there fan base there long before moving to Jersey. The Red Bulls have always been in Jersey at the swamp. Hopefully you understand how dumb that arguement is now.