MOBILE USERS: m.isthmus.com
Connect with Isthmus:         Newsletters 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 32.0° F  Overcast
Collapse Photo Bar

Madison needs a professional soccer team.

Badgers, Packers, Mallards. Paddling, running, golfing. And bikes!

Madison needs a professional soccer team.

Postby uwstudent » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:05 pm

uwstudent
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 359
Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2002 6:41 pm
Location: cowtown, wi

Re: Madison needs a professional soccer team.

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:14 pm

[quote="uwstudent"][/quote]
You don't say.
Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 20386
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:18 pm

Why? Nobody supports the amateur ones (I'm referring to the Badgers and the Princeton-56ers).
jjoyce
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 12168
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2001 4:48 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby supaunknown » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:18 pm

No, it really doesn't. Ask yourself who and why anyone would pay to see people play mid-grade "professional" soccer?
supaunknown
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 5578
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2002 3:22 pm

Postby lordofthecockrings » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:19 pm

Whatever happened to "if you build it, they will come" optimism?

And you call yourselves sports fans.
lordofthecockrings
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 1318
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:06 pm

Postby nevermore » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:37 pm

lordofthecockrings wrote:And you call yourselves sports fans.

So why are we talking about soccer?

Thank you! You've been a great audience! Drink up and drive safely and don't forget to tip your server!
nevermore
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3833
Joined: Tue May 22, 2001 11:07 am

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:06 pm

supaunknown wrote:mid-grade "professional" soccer?


I think that would be optimistic. Some would call whatever it is they do in the MLS "mid-grade." The level we could get here would probably be the development league of the USL. La Liga, it is not.

Then again, I can see a nasty rivalry brewing with the Des Moines Menace.
Last edited by jjoyce on Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
jjoyce
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 12168
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2001 4:48 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby Learned » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:49 pm

... like we need a hole in the head!
Learned
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 1563
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:02 am

Postby rezin » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:36 pm

how about an misl team? i'd go watch that
rezin
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:58 pm
Location: West Side

Postby O.J. » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:44 pm

rezin wrote:how about an misl team? i'd go watch that


Yeah, this does sound intriguing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misl
O.J.
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3025
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:13 am

Postby rezin » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:13 pm

O.J. wrote:
rezin wrote:how about an misl team? i'd go watch that


Yeah, this does sound intriguing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misl



if you get the fox soccer channel(400 on charter) they seem to have a game on once a week but i can't remember which day
rezin
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:58 pm
Location: West Side

Postby GenericUsername » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:04 pm

rezin wrote:how about an misl team? i'd go watch that


I would too. I had flex-season tickets for a couple of years for the Milwaukee Wave (still a horrible "little league" name) but it got too expensive in travel, parking, food, etc. Also, when they moved to "The Cell" it really took the game experience down a level - bad sightlines, cold atmosphere, bad sound, and then they reeeeaaallly started making it a kids-only event. I felt like all the pre-game, in-game, and post-game marketing was akin to Ice Capades. Hmm, on second thought, if the team played at the Coliseum maybe it wouldn't be such a good place to see them...

Remember the Madison Mad Dogs? I don't think Madison is up for another indoor sport not associated with the University.

If someone wants to give it a go, I'm there.
GenericUsername
Senior Member
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:25 pm
Location: Middleton


Return to Sports, Recreation & Biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

moviesmusiceats
Select a Movie
Select a Theater


commentsViewedForum
  ISTHMUS FLICKR
Created with flickr badge.

Promotions Contact us Privacy Policy Jobs Newsletters RSS
Collapse Photo Bar