Am I a curse to the MLS clubs I want to follow?
For those who have been reading my blog for a bit, know that I want to become more of an MLS fan. I’ve written on a couple teams here (Portland Timbers and Philadelphia Union) and want to see more MLS matches in Western New York. I live close enough to see Toronto FC, FC Energy Drink, Columbus Crew (I was born in Columbus), and Philadelphia Union. Just as some of you also know, I do a bit on a Philadelphia Union radio show on the weekends. Oh and I do listen to the podcasts and have friends who are diehard Portland Timbers fans. There’s an unnamed NYC Writer who I’ve mentioned that would love that.
But I’m sensing a theme here, that anytime I start to watch a club in the MLS, they begin to blow. Portland is on nine points, and at the bottom of the Western Conference, Toronto FC (I’ve watched some of their matches) haven’t scored a point this year, oh and Philadelphia? They are just above Toronto at eight points. What am I getting at? I think I’m curse for the MLS, and it scares me. I want to see a good team, I want to develop the love of the MLS that some of my friends have.
Am I looking too deep into something? I mean it’s two teams, and a third I’ve kinda looked at. It’s not strange for me to blow something out of proportion. In fact, if you know me on a personal level, it’s more commonplace. Also as an NFL fan I do blame myself for the fall of Rob Johnson with the Buffalo Bills (had his jersey), and Isiah Rider with the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA).
Should I just suck it up, and be a fan of the Union and the Timbers, just because it’s fun? Or should I rent my curse out to support groups who want to curse their rivals?
That’s a question for another time.
I’m Stephen Brandt, and I want to be more of an MLS fan.