Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Chicago Fire Will Steal Your Porn

Insert joke about Blanco getting crappy service

Chicago Fire became the eighth Major League Soccer team to land a kit-font sponsor, getting Best Buy to pony up the cash (and change their logo color to their main competitor's, no less).

Which is great - no matter how you feel about kit sponsorship, that corporations are willing to paying good money to MLS clubs is A Good Thing (as long as your team's uniform doesn't look like this, or say "wanka" or "bimbo").

Still, I can't feel a little ambivalent about the kind of companies teams are partnering with. Best Buy has a pretty piss poor reputation when it comes to, uh, pretty much everything and other MLS sponsors don't exactly make you want to go and turn yourself into a walking billboard:
  • Los Angeles Galaxy: Herbalife, a sketchy nutritional supplement
  • Real Salt Lake: XanGo, another sketchy nutritional supplement
  • Columbus Crew: Glidden, whom you might not know about if you didn't watch Fox Soccer Channel
  • Red Bull New York: Some company that sells caffeinated syrup
  • Chivas USA: Comex, a paint company you definitely haven't heard of
  • Houston Dynamo: Amigo Energy, who, to their credit, is not Enron
  • Toronto FC: Bank of Montreal, who, to their credit, has taken less money from me than Citibank, and has a furry fetish.
Teams that are sponsorless for the 2008 (for now) are: DC United (though they've been repping adidas since forever), Kansas City Wizards, Colorado Rapids, and San Jose Earthquakes III.

3 comments:

JT said...

I find it hilarious that the Deportivo Wanka shirt is sold out.

Must be an awful lot of dedicated Wankas out there!

Bigus Dickus said...

Id rather have a sponsor on the shirt than the teams name. That looks retarded. Remind me again who i support?

Benjamin said...

A mate of mine is a Norwich City supporter and I was amazed to find that he owned a Canaries shirt bearing the logo of Durex condoms. Best corporate sponsor ever!