Houston Apologists FC
Houston 1836 is reportedly no more, adding another chapter in a long history of retarded decisions by MLS. They make it really hard to be a fan. It's Valentine's Day, and we have to put up with more crap than any girlfriend or boyfriend ever. And it's not like we can just break up and find someone else, oh no. We have to stick around and try to change them. Yeah, that always works. Here's my email to mlsnet:
I just heard that you guys are going to change the name of the team. That is beyond pathetic. Do you really think that this is going to win you any more fans? It's not like hispanic fans will come out to games just because of a different name. Any fans who were offended aren't going to just forget what happened. And now, you're offending the people who weren't offended before by flip-flopping. It's a PR disaster, and complete minor league stuff. There has always been something to be embarrassed about as an MLS fan (shootouts, high school stadiums, football lines, playing during World Cup, etc), and this is another addition to the list.
(On a positive note today, MLS announced some rules changes. Nothing big, but they were long overdue.)