Friday, March 10, 2006

This Bull is a Bear

Red Bull
The team that nobody watches
now owned by the beverage
that nobody drinks
The New York / New Jersey MetroStars are no more. At least in name. The team was purchased by Red Bull Co. Ltd., and promptly renamed “Red Bull New York”. And yes, your instincts are correct, it is a stupid name. So stupid in fact, that the MLS is going to call it something else. When you check your MLS standings (all three of you) in the morning, you’ll need to scan for the New York Red Bulls.

We will give the MLS credit, because at least they're consistent. This makes them 2-for-2 in the asinine franchise renaming department this year. The “Houston 1836” lasted all but a month, before succumbing to public pressure to change the name.

The announcement was made by Red Bull GM, Alexi Lalas, who will now be referred to as the "Red Hippie".

Wonder if this latest moniker madness is going to tick off fans of “Sammy the Bull” Gravano. Sammy has a lot of friends in Hoboken you'z know (also home of Red Bull Co. Ltd.)

It’s all a bunch of bull if you ask us.


Blogger Tim Moore said...

that is the stupidest thing i have heard in a long time! wow, coperate america is taking over.

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