06 May 2008

Farfegnugen

Or, It Could Be a Multi-Level Marketing Scheme, So Be Thankful It's a Real Company At Least

The news this morning is of United's forthcoming announcement of VW as the official jersey insignia. By, I'm sure, complete coincidence, last night I was watching a rerun of Top Gear and there was a review of the Volkswagen Golf GTI W12. Jeremy Clarkson noted that this particular car, while seeming to combine the best of various other models, was unfinished, couldn't change directions well at all, and was slower than it should have been. At this point, you should be able to draw the connection.

That being said, short of Ben's Chili Bowl sponsoring United, this isn't bad. There's at least a local connection of sorts, it's a real company, and the money is decent. If it had to happen, and it did have to happen, it could have been so much worse.

So welcome aboard VW, and now let's ask the next question. With a debut on ESPN of the new front-of-shirt logo, and a designated player signing, and all the attention that brings... Does this raise the pressure to get results? Will the front office accept losses with our new corporate partners looking on? I mean this seriously. I think the leash just got a bit shorter.

UPDATE: This is Kinney just adding on to D's post. Goff is reporting that the contract with VW gives them the option to purchase the naming rights for the new stadium...whenever that gets completed. Also, for anyone thinking about going to Thursday's game, apparently VW is picking up the parking tab, so it will be $12 cheaper if you are a driver.

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9 Comments:

At 06 May, 2008 09:39, OpenID fightingtalker said...

Wooo! Another Top Gear fan.

 
At 06 May, 2008 09:57, Blogger D said...

Some say that he knows only two facts about ducks...

 
At 06 May, 2008 10:11, Blogger Kinney said...

I don't think this raises the bar to get results at all. The bar was already set at national or international hardware and nothing else. After the first 1/6 of the season the leash is already short. United is going to have to start showing some fortitude soon.

 
At 06 May, 2008 11:07, OpenID fightingtalker said...

Some say the outline of his left nipple is exactly the same shape as the Nürburgring.

 
At 06 May, 2008 11:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bens chili bowl is delicious! don't make fun!

 
At 06 May, 2008 16:13, Blogger Bob said...

If The DCenters ever gets a press pass, we need to ask Quaranta if he ever used any Herbalife supplements. I was checking out that website and there are these quotes from Albright, Cannon and Lalas about how great Herbalife is. Where's the video of the DCU players all pulling into the parking lot of RFK in their Touaregs? No, wait, Fred in a Rabbit, Namoff in a Jetta, Emilio in a convertible neon-yellow Bug, blasting some samba music.

 
At 06 May, 2008 17:17, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:16 pm: realization that tino is a douche off the field, too.

i can still love him if he keeps his fuggin mouth shut

 
At 07 May, 2008 08:37, Anonymous RP said...

2010/2011?

farfrommovin. sigh.

 
At 07 May, 2008 12:49, Anonymous Black-n-Red in Orlando said...

Which DP signing is he talking about? Is that a past-tense reference to Gallardo, or is there more to the "news" of Payne et al.'s trip to the Boca-River match last week?

And for heavens sake---this isn't a resurrection of the Veron non-news, is it?

 

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