RBNY Is Making My Life Beautiful/Difficult
So it's finally happened and I just do not know how what to do with myself. On one hand my team is signing bad-badasses like Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez but on the other hand it Rafa cotdamn Marquez. RBNY could use his talent (especially after this weekend's lax defending) and his marquee value for sure but how the hell am I, a true-blue Yanks supporter, supposed to root for Rafa f***ing Marquez?! For real y'all, I haven't faced a conundrum like this since I tried to reconcile my love of house music with my abhorance of cocaine.
Oh lawdy what am I to do? Do I drop the hate and ride the wave of Taurine-fuelled glory all the way to the playoffs? Or do I seethe in anger for the next however-many years that he is here because of what he did to Cobi? Or do I mature as a soccer fan and recognize this as the moment sh*t got real in MLS and face the fact that the club-vs-country thing has just hit America in a way that it never has before and we, the fans, now have the same problems that supporters the world over have been dealing with for more than a minute now?
I think I'm going to go with the latter since it's totally non-committal and will allow me room to say "Cotdamn Rafa Marquez" with both positive and negative inflections a la the "f***ing Catalina Wine Mixer." But I'd love to hear how you are going to deal with New York fans. I'd also like to hear from my Chi-City brethren as well though: how did you reconcile having Blanco on your team?