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Post by PilotNut on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:31 pm


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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:59 pm

I mean it's cute for the rivalry and all, but I don't see how it sells seats in, um, Portland...

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:05 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:I mean it's cute for the rivalry and all, but I don't see how it sells seats in, um, Portland...

You don't think some angry Sounders fans will show up in Portland?

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:17 pm

Haha, for 1 game a year? (which they would have even without the billboard...)

I'm just jealous I don't have family money to spend on angsty billboards that serve no real greater purpose. (If I did, I would have put one up in Spokane YEARS ago...)

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:22 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:I mean it's cute for the rivalry and all, but I don't see how it sells seats in, um, Portland...
Well, it is MP's money, which he can spend however he wants (and MP's team, and MP's crest, etc. etc.)...as he so succinctly told us back in June.

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:31 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:Well, it is MP's money, which he can spend however he wants (and MP's team, and MP's crest, etc. etc.)...as he so succinctly told us back in June.

Hahaha, why does this reek ever so slightly of Glazer? (It's more than one who puts frosting on donuts...)

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:22 pm

Nice...

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by VillaGorilla on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:23 pm

I think it is a darn fine conversation starter for the uninitiated. Particularly the vast majority of Sounders' [ahem] fan base who are largely unaware that the club existed before 2009.

This seems to me to be a fairly inexpensive way to raise the profile of the rivalry and our entry into MLS. This will garner at least local media attention; I wouldn't be surprised to see a small bit of national spotlight as well. It will at least go viral in the environs of the interwebs which follow the American soccer scene. I'm betting most other supporters groups wish that their club management had half of the chutzpah to pull this off.

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:51 pm

Hahaha, and yet they didn't have the chutzpah to use their primary logo on the billboard?

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:12 pm

Well, it made the Sounders-RSL telecast, so the nation has seen it. Our FO was going for attention and now they've gotten it.

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:39 pm

Well, "nation" is a relative term on the opening night of pointyball... But that aside, time to hang a mission accomplished banner I guess?

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Re: Timbers Up the Ante

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:18 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:
PurplePrideTrumpet wrote:Well, it is MP's money, which he can spend however he wants (and MP's team, and MP's crest, etc. etc.)...as he so succinctly told us back in June.

Hahaha, why does this reek ever so slightly of Glazer? (It's more than one who puts frosting on donuts...)
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